Stand! Battlefield for MarriageNovember 7, 2021
Genesis 2:24 NIV
“That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
Marriage Lies …
LIE #1- My spouse is supposed to make me happy
LIE #2- Marriage is a 50/50 relationship
LIE #3- Children are our first priority
LIE #4- Our marriage is broken and can never be repaired
LIE #5- We just fell out of love
Ephesians 6:13-18 NIV
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Armor Up With:
Your marriage isn’t about you…
Your marriage is about glorifying God.
Matthew 6:33 NIV
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Ephesians 5:25 NIV
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…”
Ephesians 5:33 NIV
“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”
It doesn’t matter who is right…
It matters who makes it right
Ephesians 4:26 NIV
“Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.”
Always pray for one another AND Always pray with one another.
3 Ways to Pray
- How can I pray for you?
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Pray on the Armor
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 NIV
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
The SPIRIT/WORD OF GOD
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”