Breaking The Offense In Marriage: P.1 (2.12.17)

By February 13, 2017 No Comments


Luke 17:1
[1] Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him , through whom they come!

Offense is rooted in unfulfilled expectation. The closer the relationship the higher the expectation.

Psalm 55:12-14
[12] For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it : neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: [13] But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. [14] We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

2 Timothy 2:26
And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

There are two types of offended people…those who have been legitimately done wrong and those who think they have been done wrong.

The enemy’s objective is to plant offense in order to divide.

The ones we love are the ones that can hurt us the most.
The ones we love are the ones we can hurt the most.

It is impossible for a human to meet our spiritual, physical and mental needs.

John 4...example of the woman at the well. Jesus went straight to the heart of her issues because He knew what she was thirsty for.

God is a relational God. He created us in a way that the quality of our life will not go beyond the quality of our relationships.

When we pray, “give us this day our daily bread…” we are acknowleding that God is our need meeter.

Don’t get upset with your spouse when the don’t provide something that you haven’t asked God for.

God is the source and supply in our life- not our spouse or any other person!!

If people never offended you, you would never know the power of forgiveness.

Our sin is an offense to God…God shows us the power to forgive.

Marriage was not designed to make you happy…it was designed to make you holy.

Isaiah 48:10
Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Sometimes the Lord will allow us some affliction so that we can be refined- so the anointing will come out.

2 Timothy 3:1-4,7
[1] This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. [2] For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, [3] Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, [4] Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; [7] Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

It’s hard to live selflessly in a selfie world.

Nothing pulls selfishness out of you like marriage will.

You will like the you that marriage can shape you to be. Don’t abandon the process.

Matthew 24:10-13
[10] And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. [11] And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. [12] And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. [13] But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.