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Honey, What's Wrong? (3 of 6)
Series: Real Men
Matthew 5:23, Ephesians 4:25-27
As we continue our messages on "Real Men," this one deals with
conflict. Real men deal with conflict and seek to resolve it in the
hone and in their marriage. In Matthew 5, our Lord Jesus, in speaking
in the beautiful Sermon on the Mount, verse 23 put it this way:
If therefore, you are presenting your offering at
the altar and there remember that your brother has
something against you, leave your offering there
before the altar and go your way. First be
reconciled to your brother and then come and
present your offering.
Then in Ephesians chapter 4, verse 25:
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth,
each one of you, with his neighbor, for we are
members of one another.
Be angry and yet do not sin.
Do not let the sun go down on your anger. And do
not give the devil an opportunity.
Let him who steals, steal no longer, but rather
let him labor, performing with his own hands what
is good in order that he may have something to
share with him who has need.
Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth,
but only such a word as is good for edification
according to the need of the moment that it may
give grace to those who hear.
Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God by whom you
were sealed for the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor
and slander be put away from you along with all
malice and be kind to one another, tender-hearted,
forgiving each other just as God in Christ also
has forgiven you.
I like that ad that shows the Volkswagen with a flat tire and says,
"Nobody's perfect." You won't live very long with someone until you
finally realize that they're not perfect. Even though when you
courted, you thought that surely this was the most perfect man that
you'd ever met, or the most perfect woman that you'd ever met, you
Won't live together very long until you realize that you do have some
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