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Christian home covenant 2 of 4

  1. 1. CHRISTIAN HOME - 2 Nirmal Nathan
  2. 2. MARRIAGE <ul><li>“ Joins himself to his wife” </li></ul><ul><li>Prov 2:17 </li></ul><ul><li>Mal 2: 14 </li></ul>
  3. 3. MARRIAGE RITUALS <ul><li>VERY FEW KNOW THE MEANING </li></ul><ul><li>VERY FEW TRULY LIVE THE </li></ul><ul><li>GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>VERY FEW FULFILL THE PURPOSE OF GOD ORDAINED MARRIAGE LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>MANY CHRISTIANS SIMPLY MANAGE TO SURVIVE THE MARRIED LIFE </li></ul><ul><li>MANY CONSIDER SPOUSE AS </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL’S THORN , especially many in ministry </li></ul>
  4. 4. MARRIAGE RITUALS <ul><li>Marriage is not a partnership agreement – </li></ul><ul><li>unlike Muslims’ & certain caste practices </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage ceremony & celebration – for days </li></ul><ul><li>Whole community participates </li></ul><ul><li>A religious ritual – for eternal impact </li></ul><ul><li>‘Adversary’ does not want us to understand principles behind this ritual </li></ul>
  5. 5. PARTNERSHIP <ul><li>Two parties agreement </li></ul><ul><li>On paper with ink – can be cancelled any time </li></ul><ul><li>With ulterior undeclared motive – mostly protecting self and not partner </li></ul><ul><li>Time bound – maximum one generation </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship bound – as long as it lasts </li></ul>
  6. 6. COVENANT <ul><li>OLD TESTAMENT & NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>OLD COVENANT & NEW COVENANT </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIRES DEEP IMPRESSION FOR UNDIVIDED COMMITMENT </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 15 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ABRAHAMIC COVENANT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>1 SAM 18 – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DAVID & JONATHAN COVENANT </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. COVENANT ESSENTIALS
  8. 8. COVENANT PARTNERS
  9. 9. TWO TRIBES / COMMUNITIES = GOD & BELIEVERS
  10. 10. TWO REPRESEN-TATIVES SON OF GOD & SON OF MAN I Tim 2:5 Heb 12:24
  11. 11. CHOSEN REPRESENTATIVE <ul><li>TRUST WORTHY VALOUR INTGEGRITY </li></ul>
  12. 12. PLACE = ‘HILL’ - CALVARY - For everyone to be able to look & identify
  13. 13. UNIQUE SACRIFICE ANIMAL Jn 1:29 1Pet 1:19 1Jn 2:2 Rev 5:6 Lamb of God for the whole mankind
  14. 14. COVENANT SACRIFICE
  15. 15. COVENANT CUT
  16. 16. COVENANT CUT – INTO TWO
  17. 17. THE WAY BETWEEN PIECES I AM THE GATE Jn 10:7 I AM THE WAY Jn 14:6 ‘ This is my body broken for you’ Temple curtain torn into two Heb 10:19,20 – New living Way
  18. 18. THE WAY <ul><li>TWICE WALK NUMBER 8 </li></ul><ul><li>8 </li></ul><ul><li>Jeremiah 34:18, Galatians 5:16a </li></ul>
  19. 19. 8=BLOOD BOUGHT HOLY RACE CIRCUMCISION OF HEART, Col 2:11 IDENTIFICATION BY SPIRITUAL FRUITS
  20. 20. THE WAY <ul><li>CONJUGAL </li></ul><ul><li>RELATIONSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>– </li></ul><ul><li>MARITAL </li></ul><ul><li>CONSUMMATION </li></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul><ul><li>CHANGED </li></ul><ul><li>PERSON </li></ul><ul><li>CANNOT REVERT </li></ul>
  21. 21. STANDING IN THE MIDST
  22. 22. BLOOD
  23. 24. HANDS
  24. 25. HANDS HELD TOGETHER They became one flesh Gn 5:2
  25. 27. <ul><li>COVENANT </li></ul><ul><li>WOUND </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>BLOOD FLOW </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Same blood </li></ul><ul><li>Same seed </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Circumcision </li></ul><ul><li>of heart </li></ul>
  26. 28. COVENANT WOUND & SCAR
  27. 29. COVENANT WOUND - Never to be forgotten <ul><li>COVENANT WOUND & SCAR </li></ul><ul><li>IN TWO RINGS IN ‘8’ FORMATION </li></ul>
  28. 30. ROBE - Doctor Lawyer Police man – ID & Possessions
  29. 31. ROBE EXCHANGE - Robe of righteousness Rom 4:5
  30. 32. ALL OF MINE ARE NOW YOURS ‘ Let the poor say I am rich’
  31. 33. BELT / GIRDLE OF ARMS = My strength & my life for protecting / strengthening you in your weakness ‘Let the weak say I am strong’
  32. 34. BELT EXCHANGE – Rom 8:28, 1 Jn 4:4 Num 23:23, Isa 54:13-17, Acts 1:8, Eph 6:12-18, 2 Cor 12:10 …
  33. 35. EXCHANGE OF NAMES <ul><li>KUMAR RAJA & LAZAR MARTIN </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>KUMAR MARTIN & LAZAR RAJA </li></ul><ul><li>ABRAM – ‘ABRAHAM’ Gen 17:5 </li></ul><ul><li>SARAI – ‘SARA’ </li></ul><ul><li>GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC & JACOB </li></ul><ul><li>GOD OF ELIAH – RIVER SPLIT </li></ul><ul><li>SIMON – ‘PETER’ </li></ul><ul><li>WE – ‘CHRISTIANS’ </li></ul><ul><li>MARRIAGE BEGINS WITH THE DEATH OF SELF </li></ul>
  34. 36. EXCHANGE OF NAMES <ul><li>Mr. NIRMAL NATHAN + Miss. ROSALIND JOSEPH </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. NIRMAL NATHAN ‘husband of’ </li></ul><ul><li> ‘Mrs.’ ROSALIND ‘NATHAN’ </li></ul><ul><li>I am you and you are me – </li></ul><ul><li>joint heirs / properties Rom 8:14-17 </li></ul>
  35. 37. OATH IN THE NAME OF GOD I am the truth Jn14:6 OATH IN FRONT OF PEOPLE
  36. 38. COVENANT
  37. 39. MARRIAGE COVENANT
  38. 40. PRONOUNCE BLESSINGS RAIN OF BLESSINGS Eze 34:26 ALL YOURS Jn 10:10 2 Cor 1:20 Eph 1:3 Phil 4:19
  39. 41. C U R S E S - DEATH Is 53 Gal 3:10,13, I Jn 1:7-9 Heb 8:12
  40. 43. COVENANT MEAL
  41. 46. COVENANT MEAL <ul><li>Gen 18 - ‘MEAL’ </li></ul><ul><li>John 6: 26-68 - ‘Eat my flesh and live’ </li></ul><ul><li>Mat 26:26 - </li></ul><ul><li>‘ COMMUNION’ – LORD’S SUPPER = MEAL </li></ul>
  42. 47. COVENANT MEAL COMMON MEALS – CAKE – MILK & FRUIT
  43. 48. MARRIED LIFE IS ALSO A MINISTRY <ul><li>MARRIAGE IS NOT FOR MY SATISFACTION BUT FOR FULFILLING COVENANT PURPOSE OF BUILDING THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND REFLECTING HIS GLORY </li></ul><ul><li>HENCE, GOD ORDAINED MARRIAGE COVENANT LIFE EVEN BEFORE SIN ENTERED HUMAN RACE </li></ul><ul><li>HENCE, GOD HIMSELF PARTICIPATES, BLESSES, EMPOWERS & UTILIZES THE COUPLE TO DEFEAT 100s & 1000s & … </li></ul>
  44. 49. Next Steps For Me <ul><li>LET US THEREFORE GIVE DUE IMPORTANCE TO MAKE OUR FAMILY LIFE WORK AS GOD EXPECTS </li></ul><ul><li>LET US TREAT OUR SPOUSES AS COVENANT PARTNER – </li></ul><ul><li>NO MORE ME BUT YOU IN ME – GAL 2:20 </li></ul><ul><li>GOD’S PERSPECTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>FOR ETERNAL PURPOSE </li></ul>

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