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Series: GUIDELINES FOR A GODLY HOME
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Exodus 20:1, 7
We are learning these days from God's Word about building godly homes. But let's face it: it is not an easy assignment! Our families are bombarded every day with the Devil's missiles. Landmines seem to be everywhere we step! There seems to be no let up in his attempt to divide, to damage and ultimately to destroy the family!
Parents are asking, ''is it possible in our pagan society to build a godly home?'' I think I'll let Jesus answer that question. Matthew 19.26, ''With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.''
Now when Jesus spoke those words .. He was answering a question from His disciples about salvation. They asked Him, ''Who then can be saved?'' And Jesus said, ''With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.''
Learn this: only God can save a soul .. and only God can build a godly home ... yes .. including yours! In fact .. God wants your home to be successful! He wants to bless your home! You say, ''Pastor .. our home is a war zone! Our children are rebellious! Our marriage is in trouble! Is there any hope?'' Listen to Luke 1.37, ''For with God nothing will be impossible.'' Do you know what ''nothing'' includes? NO THING! And NO THING includes your family!
In fact .. that's why God gave the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel! So that they could build godly homes in a pagan society! And do you know what that tells us today? That it is possible to build a godly home!
Now join me in Exodus 20. It's here we find Gods guidelines for building Godly homes! Now in the first guideline we learned to teach our families Whom to worship: ''You shall have no other gods before Me.'' In the second guideline we found that we're to be teaching our children How to worship: ''You shall not make for yourself any carved image.'' And now today we're going to learn that we're to be teaching our child ...
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