BUILDING THE HOMEConsult the ArchitectBricks for WivesBricks for HusbandsTermites in your Troth
TITLE EXPLAINED Troth Old English word Faithfulness, loyalty, trust You know about termites Tree or house may look sound on outside Termites destroy from the inside They gnaw, weaken, destroy – WITHIN Notice 4 termites that can destroy a home
EPHESIANS 5:15-2115 See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another in the fear of God.
1} CONFUSION OF ROLES Walk with wisdom 15 See then that you Understand the will of walk circumspectly, the Lord not as fools but as wise, Be Very Careful 16 redeeming the time, Secular World because the days are Swingers have fun evil. Marriage is too absolute
1} CONFUSION OF ROLES Secular World 15 See then that you confuses us walk circumspectly, Complex not as fools but as Relationships wise, 12 in a family of 4 16 redeeming the time, because the days are Immaturity evil. Marry then grow up
2} TOO BUSY Slow Me Down, LordEase the pounding of my heart by the quieting of my mind.Steady the hurried pace with a vision of the eternal reach of time.Teach me the art of minute vacations – of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend, to pat a dog, to smile at a child, to read a few lines from a good book.
2} TOO BUSY Slow Me Down, LordRemind me each day that the race is not always to the swift;That there is more to life than increasing speed.Let me look upward to the towering oak and knowThat it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well.Orin L. Crain
2} TOO BUSY Workaholics book Ephesians 5:16 “When I Relax, I Feel Redeeming the time, Guilty” because the days are Please listen to a evil. reformed “workaholic.” Each day is precious Termites eat at our time.
3} INSENSITIVITY Unwise - Ephesians 5:17 Fool = dull, thick, no Therefore do not be feeling, insensitive unwise, but Subtle trap – many understand what the are “married singles” will of the Lord is. Married But living separate lives This is a termite!
4} STUBBORNNESS Bull-headedness will Ephesians 5:21 make a home a hell Submitting to one Mutual Submission another in the fear of Both must be willing to God. give in Not willing to back up? Some homes need the alternate possession rule (basketball)
CONCLUSIONAdmit the termites have invadedDiscuss how to control and eliminate themStart todayPledge your troth (loyalty and trust) To God To each other