Essential Family: Essential Commitment

Scripture Verses

Mark 10:6-9

Outline

Commitment is working through issues rather than walking away from them.

Positive Commitment

  • Commit thy way – Psalm 37:5
  • Commit thy works – Proverbs 16:3
  • Commit the Word – 2 Timothy 2:2
  • Commit thy well-being – 1 Peter 4:19
  • Ecclesiastes 5:4

Why so little commitment today?

  • Public Opinion
  • Accommodating Theology
  • Delayed Consequences
  • Christian Approval

Principles that Enhance Commitment

  • No conflict is unsolvable – 1 Corinthians 7:28, 32-35
  • Persistence pays off – 1 Corinthians 7:27, 24, 10-13
  • God defends unselfish commitment – 1 Corinthians 7:3-4
  • Commitment glorifies God – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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