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Building a Marriage, Part 2 - The Power of Marriage

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10/25/15 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
2nd message in a series entitled "Building a Marriage"

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Building a Marriage, Part 2 - The Power of Marriage

  1. 1. The Power of Marriage Building a Marriage
  2. 2. The Problem of Self-Centeredness I have deep longings. I have arrogant (wrong) strategies.
  3. 3. The Problem of Self-Centeredness 1 Corinthians 13:4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
  4. 4. The Problem of Self-Centeredness Coming to grips with self-centeredness Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt; who can understand it?
  5. 5. The Problem of Self-Centeredness Comparison Pain Blindness
  6. 6. The Problem of Self-Centeredness Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men.
  7. 7. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness God's Spirit:Be filled with the Spirit Ephesians 5:18 …but be filled with the Spirit.
  8. 8. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Submit to one another Ephesians 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
  9. 9. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Service Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.
  10. 10. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.
  11. 11. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
  12. 12. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,
  13. 13. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,
  14. 14. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
  15. 15. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 8 And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.
  16. 16. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Sacrifice 2 Corinthians 5:15 He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves but for Him who died for them and was raised again.
  17. 17. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Ephesians 5:21 …submit to one another out of fear of Christ.
  18. 18. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…
  19. 19. The Power to Deal With Self-Centeredness 5 and our hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
  20. 20. Songs of Experience Love seeks not itself to please, Nor for itself has any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. Love seeks only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a hell in heaven's despair.
  21. 21. The Power of Marriage Building a Marriage

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