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Are You Respecting Your Wife or Husband

Are You Respecting Your Wife or Husband?

 Ephesians 5:22-33, Hebrews 10:10, Titus 3:5-7, 1 Corinthians 6:15

 October 18, 2015

 Points to Ponder

  1. A wife must submit to her husband with Christian love (Ephesians 5:22-24).
  2. A husband must love his wife as Christ loves us so she will shine with the love of Christ in her heart (Ephesians 5:25).
  3. A husband must be willing to sacrifice himself for his wife as Christ did for the church to reconcile us to God (Ephesians 5:26-27, Hebrews 10:10, Titus 3:5-7).
  4. The husband has the responsibility to lead, serve and guide the family so they may enjoy the fruits of Christ’s labor (Ephesians 5:28-29).
  5. A husband must treat his wife with dignity and respect (Ephesians 5:30, 1 Corinthians 6:15).
  6. The husband and wife must be united as one but retain their own personality and identity (Ephesians 5:31).
  7. The husband and wife must persevere with love and respect towards one another regardless of the difficulties they face. (Ephesians 5:32-33).

 Something to Consider

Often times there is a misinterpretation of the meaning of the Biblical passage “Wife submit to your Husband”. When you read the entire text, you realize that God expects the husband to apply Godly principles in the relationship with his wife. God does not control us but he has given us a free will. Jesus demonstrated his love by serving mankind. He gave us unconditional love in spite of our sinful nature. He was totally committed to bringing salvation to us through His death on the cross. If a husband loves his wife in this way, she will willingly submit to him, just like the church submit to God.

Therefore, it’s essential for the husband to set an example by serving his wife and family. Here are the best methods for both spouses to utilize in their relationship:

  1. Know the love of Christ
  2. Provide unconditional love
  3. Respect each other
  4. Encourage
  5. Support
  6. Empathize
  7. Listen intently
  8. Spend time together
  9. Agree to disagree
  • Forgiveness
  • Apologize
  • Provide spiritual guidance to the family.

The husband and wife should understand each other’s uniqueness and personality which should complement the relationship. Their priority should be to show Christ’s likeness in the marriage. They must not allow poverty, wealth, anger, lust resentment, bitterness, nor selfishness to destroy their love and commitment they have towards each other. Husbands should lead (God’s design) by Christ’s example and not by dictatorship.

(c) 2015 Billy J. Strawter Sr.

A Fantastic Journey into Jerusalem

We must not forget the sacrifices Jesus Christ made for the
world. He suffered and willingly gave up his life for us. His love for us is
greater than we deserved. I am personally thankful that Jesus made a fantastic
journey into Jerusalem. Jesus has blessed me, my family, and friends during
difficult times. I’m eternally grateful of Jesus commitment to all people. His
mercy and grace give us another opportunity to repent of our sins and he will
forgive us.  I hope you will enjoy this inspirational message (Audio file: A Fantastic Journey Into Jerusalem)

John: 12:12-13, 16, 17-19, Luke:19:29-31,36-40,41-44 Matt 21:4-7, 10,11 Mark 11:8

Points to Ponder

  1. We should be excited about worshipping Jesus everyday of our lives (John 12:12).
  2. We should spread out our hearts, souls, spirits, and minds before Jesus as a testament of our faith (John 12:13).
  3. We must be willing to quickly obey Christ regardless of how strange the request might seems (Luke 19: 29-31).
  4. Food for thought, I wonder if the colt felt it was a privilege to have Jesus as his first rider (Luke 19:30).
  5. Jesus will always fulfill God’s prophecies (Matthew 21:4-5).
  6. There are times when we don’t understand God’s Word but eventually the correct meaning will be revealed (John 12:16).
  7. When we are in the will of God, his purpose will be fulfilled (Mark 11:4-7).
  8. We can’t stop the contagiousness of God’s Word when we are celebrating, and worshipping Jesus (Luke 19:36-40).
  9. We must be willing to share our material processions with Christ whether its cloaks or palm branches (Mark 11:8).
  10. We must cry out for the lost because they can’t see that Jesus’ Kingdom is coming soon and there will be trials and tribulations (Luke 19:41-44).
  11. Jesus will stir the hearts of people when He is in their presence (John 21:10-11).
  12. Jesus kingdom will spread throughout all nations and nothing can contain His words (John 12:17-19).

Something to Consider

We often celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.  As we read the bible, we get a small understanding of the peoples’ celebration.  There were people who didn’t like Jesus because Jesus had the tendency to reveal their sins. There were those who expected him to rule on earth as King yet they were blinded because of their own selfish desires, and expectations.

Jesus wept over Jerusalem because he knew the devastation that would come as a result of their rejection of him.  Jesus’ said Luke 19:42 “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace-but now it is hidden from your eyes.”  What a tragedy when we miss an opportunity to receive God’s blessing.  We must focus on every small blessing and the small still voice we hear from Christ so we can act.  We must celebrate Jesus every day of our lives as if He was triumphantly entering our homes, work places, and churches.  Everyone will not love Jesus as we do but they must see how much we love to celebrate and worship Jesus in an awesome manner. We must share the light of Jesus as we live and walk among those who don’t believe Jesus is the son of God.  Jesus is our King, and He will finally reclaim the earth and establish his Kingdom forever.  We will celebrate, and worship Jesus forever and forever with eternal peace and joy.

 

Written by: Billy J. Strawter, Sr.

(c) 2011  EnviCare Consulting, Inc.           All Rights Reserved Worldwide

www.envicareinc.com

 

 

Love

This article was updated to include additional scriptures as well as an audio file.  Please see link at the bottom of article.

L.O.V.E (Life Line, Obsession (passion), Victory, Enhances

(1 John 4:7-21, Luke 10:25-37, 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Points to Ponder

  1. You should always be prepared to respond to an unexpected question regarding eternal life (Luke 10:25-26).
  2. Jesus expects you to love God with your heart, soul, strength and mind and to love your family and neighbors as you love yourself (Luke 10: 27).
  3. There are people who will not show you love nor respect but will take advantage of you (Luke 10:28-30).
  4. There are religious leaders and fellow believers that will see you drowning in misery and will not show you love (Luke 10:31-32).
  5. Jesus expects us to show love to our neighbor regardless of their condition or position (Luke 10:33-35).
  6. There are times when you must show love by utilizing your time and financial resources to help a family member, friend or stranger (Luke 10:36-35).
  7. Jesus wants you and your family to be a good neighbor to those needing love and mercy. (Luke 36-37)
  8. Love is unselfish, unconditional and always seeking to help others (1Corinthians 13:4-7).

Something to Consider

“Love is a very powerful word but many of us take it for granted. Jesus explained to an expert of the Jewish Law what it took to inherit eternal life. These simple scriptures truly define our priority as love relates to God and others. The only way we can truly give love and accept love is to be bound by these following words. Jesus tells us we must love God with our 1. Heart, 2. Soul, 3. Strength, 4. Mind and 5. Love your neighbor as yourself.

Our heart is the key to supplying nutrients throughout our body which is essential for our survival. The soul is our life-line that returns to God. Our strength helps us to give love and our mind helps us to stay focus on Christ’s love. Our neighbor could be anyone, your friend, boss, stranger, church family, next door neighbor and someone who has hurt you knowingly or unknowingly.

These simple words are the key to love. If we truly love God, we should show our love as Christ extended his love to everyone. Jesus is always available to show His Father’s love so others might come to know Him. The world would be a better place to live if we follow God’s truths. We must drown ourselves in God’s gift of love so it might overflow to the lives of others. If you feel, you are not being loved, express your feelings to God. He will give you the desires of your heart.

God is love and you are a benefactor of that love through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. You will find true love when you love God with all your heart, soul, strength & mind. God’s love is patient, kind, protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres, rejoices with the truth, not easily angered, never fails, does not envy, does not boast, it’s not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, & does not keep record of wrongs. As a child of God, you must show his love daily and your heart will be content. Avoid debating with people who don’t agree with your  faith. You should love them too with your heart.

Written by: Mr. Wisdom

Audio Sermon on love  click on Strawter Love

(c) 2010 EnviCare Consulting Inc.

Love and Respect Your Spouse?

Ephesians 5:22-33

Points to Ponder

  1.  We must submit to our spouses with Christian love (Ephesians 5:22-24).
  2. A husband must love his wife as Christ loves us so she will shine with the love of Christ in her heart (Ephesians 5:25).
  3. The husband has the responsibility to lead, serve and guide the family so they may enjoy the fruits of Christ’s labor (Ephesians 5:26-29).
  4. A husband must treat his wife with dignity and respect (Ephesians 5:30).
  5. The husband and wife must be united as one but retain their own personality and identity (Ephesians 5:31).
  6. The husband and wife must persevere with love and respect towards one another regardless of the difficulties they face (Ephesians 5:32-33).

Something  to Consider

Often times there is a misinterpretation of the meaning of “wives submit to your husband.”  When you read the entire text, you realize that God expects the husband to apply Godly principles in the relationship with his wife. God does not control us but he has given us a free will.  Jesus demonstrated his love by serving mankind.  He gave us unconditional love in spite of our sinful nature.

Jesus Christ was totally committed to bringing salvation to us through His death on the cross.  Therefore, it’s very important for the husband to set an example by serving his wife and family.  Here are proven methods for both spouses to utilize in their relationship:

  1.  Know the love of Christ.
  2. Provide unconditional love.
  3. Respect your spouse with your heart.
  4. Encourage your spouse to utilize their gifts and talents.
  5. Support your spouse through difficult times.
  6. Empathize when your spouse’s emotions and feelings are not normal.
  7. Listen intently to every word spoken by your spouse.
  8. Spend time together at home and away from home.
  9. Agree to disagree without destroying the relationship
  10. Show forgiveness regardless of the situation.
  11. Apologize when you are wrong.
  12. Show mercy when your spouse makes wrong choices.
  13. Provide intimacy with a selfless heart.
  14. Provide spiritual guidance to your spouse and family.

Often times there is a misinterpretation of the meaning of “wives submit to your husband.”  When you read the entire text, you realize that God expects the husband to apply Godly principles in the relationship with his wife. God does not control us but he has given us a free will.  Jesus demonstrated his love by serving mankind.  He gave us unconditional love in spite of our sinful nature.

Jesus Christ was totally committed to bringing salvation to us through His death on the cross.  Therefore, it’s very important for the husband to set an example by serving his wife and family.  Here are proven methods for both spouses to utilize in their relationship:

The husband and wife should understand each other’s uniqueness and personality, which should complement the relationship.  Your priority should be about showing Christ’s likeness in the marriage.  This will help your children to build a strong family foundation as you model your relationship.  Don’t allow poverty, wealth, anger, lust, resentment, bitterness, or selfishness destroy the love and commitment you have towards your spouse.  Husbands should lead (It’s God’s design) by God’s standards and not by dictatorship.

Written By Mr. Wisdom

(c) 2010 EnviCare Consulting, Inc.

C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S

 

Christmas A Fantastic Gift From God

(Luke 2:1-20)

Listed below are nine (9) gifts given to us as a result of Christ’s birth. There are many more gifts not listed below. Please enjoy these gifts as you celebrate Christmas.

 Points to Ponder

  1. Christ came to do the will of God to give your family peace and joy (Hebrew 10:5-7).
  2. Heaven is a home prepared for believers (Luke 10:17-20).
  3. Repentance brings rejoicing in  heaven when a sinner repents (Luke 15:7).
  4. Inner Peace is given as we worship Christ (Luke 2:14, John 14:26-27)
  5. Salvation was given to those willing to receive Christ as their personal savior (Luke 2:11).
  6. Truth is given to us as a guiding light to live a righteous life (John 14:26-27).
  7. Mercy is a gift to help us through difficult times (Luke 1:50).
  8. Angels are messengers and protectors (Luke 1:11,26, Luke 2:9).
  9. Savior gives us eternal (John 6:35-39).

Something to Consider

“Christmas is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year. As Christians, we must never forget that God gave us the greatest gift of all times and that gift was Jesus Christ. He is the reason we celebrate Christmas. We must teach our children why we celebrate Christmas. We must show the world that Christmas is a fantastic gift from God. He has prepared us a home in Heaven and given us a gift of Repentance when we sin.  He gives us Inner Peace as we worship Christ and make right choices by serving others. Because of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection, we have Salvation through accepting Jesus Christ as our personal savior. He has given us Truth to faithfully serve as Christ served with compassion and obedience to the will of God. His gift of Mercy will follow us all the days of our lives. The gift of Angels were given to us to provide messages and to protect us from evil no matter where we travel. He gave us a Savior to protect us from ourselves. We must focus our energy every Christmas season on the birthday of Christ and let go of the world’s way of celebrating.”

Mr. Wisdom

(c) 2009 EnviCare Consulting , Inc.