John 15:10-12 (NIV)10 If you keep my commands, you will remainin my love, just as I have kept my Father‟scommands and remain in his love.11 I have told you this so that my joy may bein you and that your joy may be complete.12 My command is this: Love each other as Ihave loved you.
I already owneverything I needto successfullypursue joy
• Give to Them• Receive from ThemOthersInfluenceTrustRespectForgive
I can not control you.I can control myboundaries with you.That is enough.
Luke 6:41-42 (NKJV)41 And why do you look at the speck in yourbrother‟s eye, but do not perceive the plank inyour own eye? 42 Or how can you say to yourbrother, „Brother, let me remove the speckthat is in your eye,‟ when you yourself do notsee the plank that is in your own eye?Hypocrite! First remove the plank from yourown eye, and then you will see clearly toremove the speck that is in your brother‟seye.
Our Holiness• Drive relentlessly toward growth anddevelopment• Give up everything that gets in the way oflove• Surrender everything that gets in the wayof truth• Prevent toxic contamination through purityof heart
God‟s Will• Preferred Will• “Marriage as a source of comfort and support”• Sovereign Will• “Marriage as the crucible for making us holy”
Every trial is rawmaterial for makingus holy... and thusincreasing our joy.
Romans 5:3-5 (NCV)3 We also have joy with our troubles, becausewe know that these troubles producepatience.4 And patience produces character, andcharacter produces hope.5 And this hope will never disappoint us,because God has poured out his love to fillour hearts. He gave us his love through theHoly Spirit, whom God has given to us.