Modern Family Part 2

February 13, 2017 in featured, Sermon Notes, Video

 

Modern Family Part 2


Amos 3:3 Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?

 

We must be in AGREEMENT.

 

If you TRUST them enough to marry them, why not TRUST them to parent.

 

Matthew 19:4-6 4 “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’” 5 And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ 6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”

 

When you marry, it is no longer mine and yours; It’s OURS.

 

Marriage is the UNITING of two lives.

 

A parent is a parent (step or otherwise) and should be given FULL parental authority.   

 

If you do not trust this person to have full parental authority, you should NOT be in (or pursuing) a relationship with this person.  

 

How to get in agreement:  

 

  1. You have to CHOOSE who’s in charge (Jesus or you)? (Romans 10:9)

 

  1. SUBMIT yourself to the rule of Jesus and his way. (James 4:7; Luke 9:23; Ephesians 5:21)

 

  1. DEFINE expectations, responsibilities, and boundaries for marriage and family described in scripture. (Proverbs 29:18; Habakkuk 2:2)

 

  1. LIVE it out. (1John 3:18; James 1:22)

 

  1. Don’t do it ALONE. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)