• on May 16, 2012

MAINTAINING BALANCE: ME & MY HOUSEHOLD (VALUES, CAUTION & BOUNDARIES)

PASTOR TOKUNBO OSHOKOYA
1Tim 3: 1-7
Titus 1: 5-10
 
Emphasis on household direction
1Tim 3: 4,5,12
Titus 1:6
 
Abraham Gen 18: 19 Justice & Judgment (Right & Just)
 
Lot Gen 19: 12-16 what is the value?
Verse 18-21
Compare to Gen 13: 7-13
 
Davidic Confession:
11Sam 23: 1-7
Note verse 5 : “although my house is not so with God” why?
 
Joshua 24: 14-15. Me & my house!
 
Example of Household:
 
Gen 14: 14, 15
Gen 15: 2 & 3 Steward of my house, Eliezer of Damascus is my heir
 
Eliezer of Damascus?
Gen24: 2 & 3
Implanting values: classroom style
Verse 5 – question
Verse 6 – answer with explanation
Testimonial result: verses 12 – 14
Core value – Dependence on God for choice & direction.
 
Compare to Lot & his children!
 
What is a Spiritual Household?
 
2 Cor. 6: 14 – 18
 
Line drawn in the spirit by God
 
For (1) Spiritual Strength
Avoid Compromise
Avoid Ungodly Tolerance
 
(2) Stamina & Endurance to
Withstand Opposition & Persecution
 
(3) Discernment to know difference
between what is Holy & what is
Unclean.
 
Key words:
 
Fellowship – People (becoming one)
 
Communion – Places (gathering in God’s name)
 
Concord – God (agreement with God)
 
Part – Faith (having a belief that cannot be shaken)
 
Fellowship: Greek = ‘methochos’
 
Implies INTERCOURSE
 
Intercourse involves Interchange
 
Amos 3:3
 
Balance:
1. John 17: 5-8 (NLT)
Verse 10 …so that they bring me glory…
How? John 15: 7,8
Matt 5: 16
 
John 17 verse 11 they are staying
Verses 14-21
 
How to stay UNBENT!
KJV
Dan 1: 7,8 purpose in heart
Dan 2: 17, 18 go back to your company
 
Acts 4: 23 go back to your company
 
Your character cannot be too far from your core values.
 
Make the days count, correct your errors and return to the truth originally delivered, for I come with judgment and with prize.

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