Game of Thrones


Pastor Karla Johnson, June 16, 2019

WHO SITS ON THE THRONE OF YOUR HOME?

(1 Peter 2:17) Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

It’s NOT a game.

(Matthew 19: 4-6) “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ ” 5 And he said, “‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ 6 Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”

2. Marriage shouldn’t be a battle for authority.

(1 Peter 3:1-2, 4-6) In the same way, you wives must accept the authority of your husbands. Then, even if some refuse to obey the Good News, your godly lives will speak to them without any words. They will be won over 2 by observing your pure and reverent lives…4 You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. 5 This is how the holy women of old made themselves beautiful. They put their trust in God and accepted the authority of their husbands. 6 For instance, Sarah obeyed her husband, Abraham, and called him her master. You are her daughters when you do what is right without fear of what your husbands might do.

Putting your trust in God and accepting the authority of husbands makes women attractive.

3. Senseless war brings innocent casualties.

(I Peter 3:7-9) In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered. 8 Finally, all of you should be of one mind. Sympathize with each other. Love each other as brothers and sisters. Be tenderhearted, and keep a humble attitude. 9 Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will grant you his blessing.

Casualties: Children, Parents

(I Peter 3:10-12) 10 For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.11 Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. 12 The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns his face against those who do evil.”

Future generations

(Numbers 14:18) The Lord is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. He lays the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations.’

4. God has a plan of protection for our kingdom.

(Psalm 91:1) Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

(1 Peter 2:17) Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.