GodŐs Example In Dealing With Troubled Homes
Outline By: Brian A. Yeager (http://www.wordsoftruth.net)
This lesson is a follow-up from the sermon preached this past Sunday: http://www.wordsoftruth.net/keepingproblemsoutofhomes01292012byeager.htm
Introduction: Israel was and the church now is, the family of the LordÉ
á God has always been a Father to believers past and present (Malachi 2:10 and Matthew 6:9).
á Our maker is our husband (Isaiah 54:5 and II Corinthians 11:1-3).
á We are GodŐs spiritual family (Ephesians 3:15).
1. Does the Lord love His spiritual family (Deuteronomy 10:15, Hosea 11:1, Malachi 2:11, Ephesians 5:25, and II Thessalonians 2:16)?
2. Does the Lord want to see repentance when members of His spiritual family fail (Psalms 107:10-15, Isaiah 55:6-7, Jeremiah 26:13, Ezekiel 18:30-31, Ezekiel 33:11, Hosea 14:1, Luke 15:1-32, Romans 2:4, and II Peter 3:9-10)?
3. Did God allow His spiritual wife to walk all over Him (Jeremiah 2:20-3:14, Ezekiel 16:15-43, and Revelation 2:20-23)? *Understanding that we are not God and cannot execute punishment as He did (Hebrews 10:30-31). Still yet, we learn from God that we must take action to get our houses in order (Matthew 13:41-42; cf. Joshua 24:15).
4. Did God allow His spiritual children to walk all over Him (Exodus 32:35, Numbers 16:1-50, Numbers 27:12-14, Deuteronomy 28:15-27, I Chronicles 21:9-30, and Acts 5:1-10)?
5. Is/was God willing to be there for those who arenŐt faithful (Isaiah 59:1-3 and I Peter 3:12)?
6. Did God use empty threats (Numbers 23:19 and Isaiah 46:9-11; cf. Genesis 18:16-19:29)?
7. When repentance was not sought, did the Lord allow His spiritual family to get away with their rebellious actions (Proverbs 1:24-31, Isaiah 65:12, Ezekiel 8:17-18, and Romans 1:18-32; cf. Matthew 25:1-13)?
8. Will we escape the consequences of rebelling against our Heavenly Father/Husband (John 5:28-29 and Hebrews 12:23-29)?
9. Whose example are we supposed to follow (Luke 6:40, Ephesians 5:1, and I Peter 2:21)?
Conclusion: One is disobeying God when there is rebellion against the husband (Ephesians 5:22), rebellion against parents (Matthew 15:4 and Ephesians 6:1-2), or mistreatment of the wife (I Peter 3:7) in our homes.
© 2012 This material may not be used for sale or other means to have financial gain. Use this as a tool for your own studies if such is helpful! Preachers are welcome to this work, but please do not use my work so that you can be lazy and not do your own studies. – Brian A. Yeager