Keeping Marriage Pure (6 of 9) by Doug Tegner

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Keeping Marriage Pure (6 of 9)
Doug Tegner

HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW A SHARK TRAINER?
Alright, maybe you don't know an actual shark trainer, but maybe you know someone like that someone who constantly test the waters of safety...someone who gets so close to danger and yet laughs it off.

Often, our human nature has a tendency to get as close as we can to trouble, as long as we talk ourselves into the fantasy that the shark will not bite us...at least not bite us toooo bad.

Tendency in our day in the area of marital faithfulness and purity.

Pastor has recently TAUGHT a 7 part series on Marriage and Divorce.

Continuing series on the 10 Commandments found in Exodus 20
God's foundation of morality in the life of His people and society.

To review
First four commandments - personal relationship with God
We are to have no other Gods before Him
We shall not worship an idol or false image of God in our minds
We are not to misuse or compromise the Name of the Lord or God
We are to set aside one day a week - to cease from our normal labors

Then we found the next 6 commandments deal with earthly relationships
Honor our father and mother cornerstone of our attitude set as a child
Not to murder no taking of an innocent life and then we come to this morning's commandment the 7th

YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY

God speaks clearly and directly about the tragedy of adultery; He so often uses Adultery to illustrate and symbolize the relationship of God to His People...how His people, His BRIDE so to speak, often leave Him and cleave to another. When adultery is used by God to illustrate what His people do to their relationship with Him, He often calls it APOSTASY...the leaving/bolting from one to another.

ESSENCE of ADULTERY
DEFINING ADULTERY:
Literally To break wedlock; to devote to another;
BREAKING YOUR MARRIAGE VOWS AND GIVING YOURSELF TO ANOTHER
JOHN CALVIN CALLS IT: ANY MODE OF COHABITATION OUTSIDE OF YOUR MARRIAGE

BREAKING OF YOUR MA ...


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