The Character of Your Marriage

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Just as you have a character, so does your marriage. Is it spiritual or earthly? Through considering the character of your marriage, you can learn to triumph over sin and become more holy.

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The Character of Your Marriage

  1. 1. The Character of Your Marriage Colossians 3:1-17 歌罗西书 3:1-17, p. 353-354
  2. 2. Honest Abe
  3. 3. Tricky Dick
  4. 4. “Every man has three characters — that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has.” — Alphonse Karr
  5. 5. Strengths Weaknesses Your Character... How does your character affect your marriage?
  6. 6. Strengths Weaknesses What is the character of your marriage?
  7. 7. What is the character of your marriage? If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 歌罗西书 3:1-2, 新约圣经 p. 353
  8. 8. What is the character of your marriage? If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 歌罗西书 3:1-2, 新约圣经 p. 353
  9. 9. What is the character of your marriage? If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 歌罗西书 3:1-2, 新约圣经 p. 353
  10. 10. What is the character of your marriage? If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 歌罗西书 3:1-2, 新约圣经 p. 353
  11. 11. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones sexual immorality impurity passion evil desire covetousness (idolatry) anger wrath malice slander obscene talk lie
  12. 12. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones compassionate hearts kindness humility meekness patience bearing with one another forgiving love
  13. 13. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones sexual immorality compassionate hearts impurity kindness passion humility evil desire meekness covetousness (idolatry) patience anger bearing with one another wrath forgiving malice love slander obscene talk lie Perfect Harmony
  14. 14. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones sexual immorality compassionate hearts impurity kindness passion humility evil desire meekness covetousness (idolatry) patience anger bearing with one another wrath forgiving malice love slander obscene talk lie Perfect Harmony Ahab & Jezebel Ananias & Sapphira David & Bathsheba
  15. 15. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones sexual immorality compassionate hearts impurity kindness passion humility evil desire meekness covetousness (idolatry) patience anger bearing with one another wrath forgiving malice love slander obscene talk lie Perfect Harmony Ahab & Jezebel Ananias & Sapphira David & Bathsheba Boaz & Ruth Joseph & Mary David & Bathsheba
  16. 16. Put to death ... earthly Put on ... God’s chosen ones sexual immorality compassionate hearts impurity kindness passion humility evil desire meekness covetousness (idolatry) patience anger bearing with one another wrath forgiving malice love slander obscene talk lie Perfect Harmony Ahab & Jezebel Ananias & Sapphira David & Bathsheba Boaz & Ruth Joseph & Mary David & Bathsheba You and your spouse?
  17. 17. 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 哥林多前书 3:1-3, 新约圣经 p. 291-292 Flesh Spiritual –Jealousy –Strife –Division Perfect Harmony
  18. 18. 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 哥林多前书 3:1-3, 新约圣经 p. 291-292 Flesh Spiritual –Jealousy –Strife –Division Perfect Harmony What is the character of your marriage?
  19. 19. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23 箴言 4:23, 旧约圣经 p. 1004
  20. 20. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  21. 21. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com, crestock.com, bigstock.com, dreamtime.com, thinkstock.com, and shutterstock.com are copyright protected. They are used by permission. Please do not reuse without permission.) Couple with Sunlight: iStock_000016899206 Three heads: iStock_000004003533 Couple mountains in background: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenandmelanie/2448970703 Couple walking: https://www.flickr.com/photos/arguez/3219262319 Abraham Lincoln: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1b/Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863.jpg
  22. 22. Jehovah Builds the House #04 The Character of Your Marriage Colossians 3:1-17 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 2014 May 18 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: Just as you have a character, so does your marriage. Is it spiritual or earthly? Through considering the character of your marriage, you can learn to triumph over sin and become more holy. “Let all that you do be done with love.” "Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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