Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 4/26/2015

Sunday’s message from The Sermon on the Mount series was called How to Ruin Your Love Life, taken from Matthew 5:27-32. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. The real meaning of adultery (27-30)
   A. Lust – the attitude behind the act (Matthew 15:19; 2 Peter 2:14)
   B. Response – extreme measures: get rid of anything that causes you to sin (Colossians 3:5-6)

II. The real meaning of divorce (31-32)
      – see Deuteronomy 24:1-4; Matthew 19:3-9
   A. What God joins together, let man not separate.
   B. A certificate does not necessarily mean you are divorced.
   C. Divorce is permitted but not commanded after adultery.
   D. We should always work towards reconciliation.

Applications:
Marriage is a lifelong commitment of sexual faithfulness:
   – Adultery breaks the commitment of sexual faithfulness.
   – Divorce breaks the commitment of lifelong faithfulness.
Therefore:
   1) Guard your heart (Proverbs 4:23; Psalm 119:9)
   2) Watch your eyes (Job 31:1; Psalm 101:3)
   3) Honor your marriage (Malachi 2:15-16)

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