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Reviewing your Sermons 3

A young must follow good examples2 Timothy 2:2 KJV

[2] And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to others also.

He must stick with emphasis of scriptures and not be swayed by needs.

These days the catchy programs are designed either for business men or majorly marital issues

The world is facing serious challenge to the marital institution but this doesn’t dictate the pace nor the of the church,

You MUST stick to the message

2 Timothy 4:2

…Preach the Word!

Let’s check more stats

1) How often do u use the term marriage, marry, marrying etc.

MARRIAGE

Old Testament – 5

Four gospels – 12 times

Majorly in parables, answer to a question and reference to days of Noah, book of John, an event

Epistles – 4 times

Paul 2 times in 1 Corinthians 7, Hebrews 13 and book of revelation

MARRIED

Old Testament – 18 times

Four gospels – 5 times, during teaching just twice

Epistles – 7 times

In 1 Corinthians 7 – four times, Romans 7 – three times for law and grace

MARRIETH

Old Testament – 1

Four gospels – 3

Epistles – 0

MARRY/ MARRYING

Old Testament – 6

Four gospels – 10

This follows same pattern highlighted earlier

Epistles – 5 times in 1 Corinthians 7

HUSBAND

Old Testament – 84 times

Four gospels – 9 times with four in John 4, woman at the well

Book of Acts – 2 times, Ananias and Sapphira

Epistles –

Ephesians twice, Galatians 4 (Sarah),

1 Corinthians 7 – 10 times

Romans 7 – 6 times for law and grace.

HUSBANDS (PLURAL)

Old Testament – 6

Four gospels – 1

Epistles – 12

1 Corinthians once and not teaching marriage

Ephesians three times, Colossians twice, 1 Timothy 3 for ministry twice, Titus like Timothy for ministry twice, 1 Peter 3 – three times

WIFE/ WIFE’S

Old Testament – 338

Four gospels – 46

These is very related to descriptions primarily not teachings on marriage.

Book of Acts – 5

Epistles – 24

22 times in 1 Corinthians 7

Ephesians 5 times, with same Emphasis earlier stated

1 Timothy – 3 times, twice for ministry

Titus and 1 peter once each. Book of revelation – twice

WIVES

Old Testament – 142

Four gospels – 2

Acts – 1

Epistles – 10 times 90% related to the earlier explanations.

SUMMARY

Most commentaries on marriage in the four gospels and Epistles were made by non-married i.e. Jesus and Paul.

They definitely were NOT talking from experience as many do today.

No one taught on romance.

None on how to marry.

Also you can’t teach from the epistles without studying 1 Corinthians 7, Ephesians 5, Colossians 3 and 1 Peter 3 for references.

Also not much teaching is found in the .

Hence major proponents in the churches today rely much on non-biblical materials.

The teaching on marriage, relationships and sex etc. aren’t given such prominence in the Epistles.

The Apostles focus was on spiritual growth, this definitely will effect godly marriages.

Place your priorities right.

About Kevin Ashwe

Kevin Ashwe is a Husband, Bible college instructor, Senior pastor of World Life Assembly. Join him in Twitter @Kevin_Ashwe and Facebook @wordlifeassembly

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