RENEW: Marriage | The True Purpose of Marriage | Week 3
*the last 45 mins or so are us hanging out and chatting with you all – the actual “lesson” is only the first half of the video (so don’t panic that it is so “long” 🙂 )
Scripture References Mentioned:
What is the purpose of Marriage?
1 Corinthians 10:31
Worship: Recognizing the 2 Fundamental Truths – God’s Attributes and Human Sin
– God’s Attributes: The Height of His Majesty.
– The Depth of Our Sin
Romans 3:23 & 6:23
When viewed together these two truths call for a response : [positive] Fear!
Worship: Requires a Response of Proper Fear
Worship: In Order for Fear to lead to Worship – The Truths MUST BE accompanied by GRACE
1 Corinthians 13:12
Romans 6:23; Isaiah 54
WORSHIP IS “a humble and awe (fear) filled response to God in light of the truth of our depravity and His majesty, and the grace by which he reveals Himself to us and allows us to be known by Him”.
Forms of “worship” that are UNACCEPTABLE to God:
Genesis 4:3-7 | Cain’s unacceptable offering
Exodus 30:9 | No strange incense on the alter
Leviticus 10:1-3 | Aaron’s sons
Numbers 3:4, 26:61 |
1 Samuel 2:12-17 |
Acts 5 – Ananias & Saphira
Acts 17 – on mars hill
Hebrews 12:28-29. 13:16
According to Scripture, ALL OF LIFE IS TO BE AN ACT OF WORSHIP!
1 Corinthians 10:31 | Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, DO ALL to the GLORY OF GOD!
Colossians 1:16 | For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created by Him and for Him.
Romans 11:36 | For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.
1 Corinthians 8:5-6 | For even if there are so called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we exist for Him: and one Lord, Jesus Christ by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Philippians 2:9-10 | Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father.
– Worship – Particular Aspects of Life-
Actions – Romans 12:1
Thought – 2 Corinthians 10:5
Words – Psalm 19:14
Whole life walk – Romans 6:11-13
Behavior of the Church – Ephesians 4:4-6
LIVE IT OUT
Write out three (3) possible practical steps that you and your spouse can take to enable you as a couple to grow in worshiping God together.
Write out three (3) possible practical steps that you and your spouse can take to make your marriage one that “draws all people unto Christ”.