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Summary: In marriage, In life,-- We must work as a team

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There’s 2 married couples that gets attention in the NT

Annanias & Saphirra---- KILLED

Priscilla & Aquila---- AH- KWILL- AH

I thought it’s UH- KEE-LA— LIKE TEQUILA—

Or UH- KWILL- AH

Very little is written—

It’s clear— THEY HAD A GREAT MARRIAGE

We will learn from – PRISCILLA & UH-KWILL- UH

5 ATTRIBUTES OF A GREAT MARRIGE

To have a great marriage you must:

1. Go Together---- Acts 18: 2 And he found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla (because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to depart from Rome); and he came to them.

When you set out together—

Wherever you GO– GO TOGETHER

WE MOVED TO LUBBOCK— Once we decided– That was it

RUTH 1: 16 But Ruth said: “ Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.

You are not separate people—

You are one flesh– One Spirit

If you’re spending evenings apart– week ends apart– STOP

Golf is not more important, work’s not more important, Shopping not more..

Priscilla and Aquila— LEARNED HOW TO GO TOGETHER

2. Work Together– Acts 18: 3 So, because he (Paul) was of the same trade, he stayed with them and worked; for by occupation they were tentmakers.

You don’t have to have the same occupation— working toward the same outcome

When 2 people build something–

THEY BOTH HAVE TO KNOW--- What the other one wants

One can’t have this idea— One have another

Their thoughts, actions, responses, goals, direction– Have to be the same

It’s that way with a MARRIAGE—

Both working for the same thing

If you’re caught up on – Status, Impressions, Greed, — forgotten the marriage

Acts 18: 24 Now a certain Jew named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man and mighty in the Scriptures, came to Ephesus. 25 This man had been instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things of the Lord, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 So he began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Aquila and Priscilla heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.

They taught together—

We must learn how to — a. teach each other b. teach our children

Don’t send mix signals— TO EACH OTHER— OR TO YOUR KIDS

3. Take Chances together– Romans 16:3 Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, 4 who risked their own necks for my life, to whom not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles.

I don’t know what the 2 of them did---

It had to be GOOD— Thanked them IN THE BIBLE

Don’t be afraid to try new adventures–

Try changing things up– Spicing things up

Don’t do so same ole- Hum drum— Boring, mundane

Sometimes I’ll say something new—

“that pony tail on you is HOT”

Missy looks at me like— where did my husband GO — restraining order

New adventures in your life— good times, bad times— Do it together

4. Inspire together– 1 Cor 16:19 The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

In the next 20 years– long, loving, strong marriages will be almost extinct

Unfortunately— Americans are takers

Marriages become centered around– What you’re getting– Not what you’re giving

If you’re Getting more than you’re giving— NEVER BE HAPPY

Worry about what you’re giving to each other

Then focus on— The inspiration you can give other married couples----

It wasn’t enough that Pris & Aqui—

Had this knowledge in them

They mentored others– in their house—

INSPIRED PEOPLE TOGETHER

5. Be Together- Out of the 6 Scriptures in bible that mention these 2

ALL SIX LIST BOTH OF THEIR NAMES

Half of them— HER NAME IS LISTED FIRST----UHHHHHH

They we’re a couple– The belonged together

They we’re 2 people who had become 1

How do marriages get great:

1. Go together

2. Work Together

3. Take chances together

4. Inspire together

5. Be together

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