Summary: Satan has unleashed the power & resources of hell on the family & he knows that disruptions of the home yields three devastating results.

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Rebuilding Broken Families Pt. 4 February 24, 2013

Terminating the Termites

A In Odin, they were tearing down an old, majestic house I rode by hundreds of times while I was growing up.

1 I knew one of the guys tearing it down & I struck up a conversation. Why?

a Termites. The outside looked sound, solid in order.

aa The foundation, the frame had been rotted away.

bb The house could collapse at any moment... You’d never know it by looking at it.

b Driving away I thought, “How many homes are like that old house?” (The outer veneer looks solid/responsible, & inside it’s rotten with problems.)

aa The modern home has “termites” that eat away at the foundations of the family.

bb They look solid, happy, stable, but the inside is full of turmoil & hostility.

2 Satan has unleashed the power & resources of hell on the family & he knows that disruptions of the home yields three devastating results.

a The Word of God is blasphemed.

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:5 (KJV)

5 to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:5 (NASB)

aa Blaspheme / dishonor means to speak lightly or profanely.

bb The bible is not taken seriously.

b The Prayers are Hindered.

7 You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 (NASB)

aa If a husband in Christ isn’t fulfilling his responsibilities towards his wife, God may not answer his prayers.

bb There is an interruption of all the promises of prayers heard & answered.

13 "Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.14 "If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it. John 14:13-14 (NASB)

c The next generation is robbed of a good & long life.

1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.2 Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),3 So that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth. Eph 6:1-3 (NASB)

aa The founder of Google & Facebook have est. an organization that will award monies to scientists, researchers, engineers who make advances in curing intractable diseases & extending human life. “Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences”

bb Long life is extended by following His Word, obeying your parents.

3 I believe Satan laughs & mocks those trying to live the Christian life with things not right in their homes.

B A recent secular study showed the three major “causes” of divorce: incompatibility of temperament, mental cruelty & alienation of affection: Baptize them!

1 Incompatibility of temperament. (Drunkard)

a An alcoholic is a selfish person who has made the bottle God instead of God being God.

aa Self gratification becomes God.

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Spencer Miller

commented on Jun 12, 2013

Pastor Fogerson, the late Rev. C.A.W. Clark once said that "there is a we-ness in all of us" I don''t think any preacher has ever preached a sermon that is 100 his own. We all have been influenced by godly men and women down through the years. Great message.

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