by Miles Seaborn

PSALM 101/MATT. 7:24-27

Introduction: Our need tonight is for homes that honor
Christ and exalt Him. There are so many evil pressures
and influences that have and want to infiltrate our homes.
Husbands and fathers must take the leadership that involves
some definite commitments and positive steps of action
to cleanse that home, to preserve it and to protect it.

*Though you are Christian, Are there carnal things in your
home? (Remember, the carnal mind is not subject to God's
Romans 8:5-7:

"Those who live according to their carnal (sinful)
nature, have their minds set on what that nature
desires. But those who live in accordance to the
Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.
The mind of a sinful man, carnal man, is dead. But
the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit
to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled
the sinful nature cannot please God."

ILL. The word "carnal" is sarkikos, pertaining
to the flesh, that which is temporal. Passions.
Corinthian Christians were carnal Christians.
1 Cor. 3: 1, 4, "They walk as men, for the carnal
mind is m opposition to God, enmity against

God's leader husband and father, or a mother who is
single and the head of her home must see these ten
"I wills" - I will sing, I will walk in my house, I
will set no vile thing before my eyes, I will have
nothing to do with evil.

It is a plan of action. It is first a decision of the
will that springs from the spirit. The thrust of Christianity
resides in the will!

1. I will live a life of praise. (v. 1)

In order to cleanse our home a basic commitment
to love and worship God continually in my heart and life
and at home must happen. I will let nothing hinder or
detract me and my family from being able to praise Him
and from enjoying fellowship with Him. Nothing must
hinder ...

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