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My Daily Thoughts on Colossians 3:18-25 & 4:1

Colossians 3:18-25 (NKJV) Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of…

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Brief Note on 1 Corinthians 7:25-40

Brief notes on my translation of​​​​​​​ 1 Corinthians 7:25-40 Apostolic Counsel—Unmarried​​​​​​​ 25 Now concerning virgins, I have no command from the Lord. Yet, I give my opinion as one who has obtained mercy from the Lord to be faithful. 26 Therefore, I think it is best for this present distress that it is better for youp to remain as youp are. [This is the reason for Paul’s counsel, not a command for celibacy]. 27 Are…

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Brief Note on 1 Corinthians 7:7-16

Brief notes on my translation of​​​​​​​ 1 Corinthians 7:7-16 7 For I wish that all people were even as I am, but each has their proper gift from God, one in this way and another in that way. 8 Therefore, I say to the unmarried and widows, “It is better for them if they remain just as I am.” 9 But if they cannot hold their desires in check, let them marry, for it is…

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Brief Note on 1 Corinthians 7:1-6

Brief notes on my translation of​​​​​​​ 1 Corinthians 7:1-6 Apostolic Counsel—Marriage 1 Now concerning the things youp wrote to me: “It is better for a man not to [sexually] touch a woman.” [In chapter 6, Paul is talking about sexual sins. To prevent someone from thinking that sex is wrong, he addresses some sexual questions the Corinthians had. The Greek word for “touch” is ἅπτομαι háptomai (G680). It means touch in the ordinary sense, touch…

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Submit and Obey? A Few Thoughts about Marriage Issues

Submit and obey definitions B1 Submit C1 English D1 to accept that someone has defeated you or has power over you submit to (Source) D2 Accept or yield to a superior force or to the authority or will of another person (Source) C2 Greek D1 The Greek word is ὑποτάσσω hypotássō. D2 There is both a military and non-military usage: This word was a Greek military term meaning “to arrange [troop divisions] in a military…

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A Few Thoughts About Oneness and Intimacy in Marriage

This comment was received on Love Honor Vacuum: I’m sorry to be so blunt, but no woman in the world is worth the aggravation you guys described. It seems to me that, before marriage, women are usually “hot to trot,” but once they get control of your life and (mostly) your wallet, they turn off the spigot, and make everything into a thankless chore. After listening carefully to the whole podcast, I admit to being…

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Song of Songs Part 2

Song of Songs Part 2 A brief review B1 Written by Solomon B2 Solomon is reminiscing about his marriage. I believe that chapter 1 is their wedding night after the wedding ceremony. B3 The woman character is Naamah, Solomon’s first wife and mother to 3 children—Rehoboam, his son (1 Kings 11:43 and Matthew, Taphath (1 Kings 4:11), and Basmath (1 Kings 4:15). No other children were listed in Scriptures being fathered by Solomon. B4 Personally,…

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Ephesian Studies Ephesians 5:21-33

Ephesians 5:21-33 Normally I don’t have such a long sermon outline. At time of delivery, it would be reduced to about 3 pages instead of 11, but since it is written, I thought I would include all. I’ve adopted Natalie Hoffman’s terms of marriage as Christian or controlling, rather than complementarian and egalitarian. Her article explains it well. Ephesians Chapter 5:21-33 Revised A1 Scripture B1 Ephesians 5:22-33 WEL 21 Place yourselves under one another in…

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What Is Christian Marriage?

What Is Christian Marriage? A1 Briefly B1 A union of a male and a female in body, soul, and marriage. B2 A union until death in this life. B3 A union that can be broken. B4 A union that must be broken. C1 Abuse C2 Desertion A2 Beginning of marriage B1 Adam C1 Created in the image of God C2 Did NOT have all wisdom, gifts, abilities, insights, etc. necessary for taking care of the…

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Content in Christ

Truly Content Theme: Content in Christ Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 7:1–40 Objectives: (From the D6 Fusion Sunday School Lesson book) Know: God desires us to find contentment in Him no matter our circumstances. Think: View my circumstances as opportunities to serve and worship God. Do: Cultivate a spirit of contentment in all circumstances. Notes and questions: B1 1 Corinthians 7 deals mainly with marriage topics. B2 Marriage views regarding sacraments (brief Christian) C1 Roman Catholic view…

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