03A Choose your Spouse Wisely (Malachi 2:10-12)

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Sermon Outline

03 Mal 2;10-12 Faithfulness in marriage is really important

Part 1 chose your spouse wisely

 

Outline

 

  1. Marriage Introduction
    1. A marriage is a gift, a torture or a grace of God
    2. Choose your spouse wisely, you will be sharing your life together.
  2. Faithfulness in Marriage is a spiritual barometer
    1. Opening Thoughts
      1. A Review
      2. 2 Questions, 2 Preliminary Truths (Mal 2:10)
        1. There is one God and Father (Dt 6:4, Rom 3:30)
        2. We are his children
      3. The Charge: Faithless (Mal 2:10)
        1. Faithless (Prov 25:19, Jer 3:20, Judg 9:23, Isa)
        2. Interpersonal unfaithfulness.
        3. Profaning the Covenant of our fathers
      4. The Geographical Extent of Covenant Unfaithfulness (Mal 2:11)
        1. Judah has been faithless
        2. Faithless and Abominable (Dt 18:9, 25:16, Lev 18:26, 20:13)
        3. Israel and Jerusalem
        4. The Sanctuary of the Lord
  3. The Sin of Intermarriage (Mal 2:11)
    1. The problem isn’t ethnic, racial or national bias.
    2. The problem is idolaters (Gen 27:46, Dt 7:1-6)
    3. The punishment for such idolatrous marriage (Mal 2:12, Lev 17:10)
  4. 3 Applications
    1. Our Marriage partners really matter (1Ki 11:4, 1Cor 7:39)
      1. No missionary dating
    2. Our life with others affects our life with God
    3. Our life with God affects our life with one another
  5. Conclusion

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