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Jun 25, 2018

“Standing 8 count.."

INTRODUCTION:

marriage day disaster story
-just keep going

microwave story
-just keep going


A standing 8 count stops the fight and protects the fighter

This message works on 3 levels:
-marriage
-dating
-work

I speak on 3 levels

-personally
-biblically
-practically


I. Men and women are different

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Eph. 5:33

A. SHOPPING
-when men go shopping vs when women go shopping
( .. we are hunters)
-when women go shopping
(.. they are gatherers)

B. BRAINS
-ladies our brains work like waffles (compartments etc)
-fellas her brain is like spaghetti (everything is connected)

C. COMMUNICATION
-men tend to relate to each other side by side
ex: side by side video games
-women tend to relate to each other face to face
watch the way two women speak to each other @ lunch
(face to face)

 

II. MEN NEED RESPECT

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Eph. 5:33


-we operate on the principles of respect
-would you rather be loved or respected @ your job?
-respect is the ultimate way we feel loved
-the aretha franklin respect song was written by a man

1 Peter 3:7 New International Version (NIV)
7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.

-women are silk/men are denim
-women bring a unique strength gifts and quality to the church
-i love being a church that affirms a women's ability to lead just like a man

-CRAZY CYCLE

 

III. WOMEN NEED LOVE

women operate on the principle of love

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Eph. 5:33


-in the rocky clip she respects him even though she hates the fight
-he loves her and wants her to respect and admire him

 

IV. CHALLENGE AND QUESTIONS

ask yourself 3 things:

Am I ? ___________ (being disrespectful/unloving)
Could I ? _________ (be more respectful/loving)
Should I ? _________ (apologize/repent)