The 7th Commandment: You Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Rev. Serven

“The 7th Commandment:

You Shall Not Commit Adultery” (Parts 1-2)

Deuteronomy 5:18 & 1 Peter 3:1-7

March 7th and 14th, 2010 Pastor Marcus J. Serven

Covenant Family Church (RPCGA)

Both Christians and non-Christians alike would readily admit that the family is under attack in the world in which we currently live. Academics of a more liberal persuasion are urgently trying to redefine the family, primarily so that it can be used as a tool for rapid social change. The problem with this effort to redefine the family is that God is the one who has set the pattern and the boundaries for marriage and the family. When those divinely determined protections are cast aside—like so much garbage—then God brings judgment upon the individuals and cultures that forsake his ways. The consequences of sin within the family are terrible to behold, and many in this fallen world have experienced firsthand the horrors of familial disintegration. But, there is a better way! The Lord not only has established a divine pattern for marriage and the family, but he also gives covenantal boundaries and instruction on how to enjoy a blessed marriage and family. Take hope!

The Main Point of this Sermon:

“Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands… Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…” 1 Peter 3:1, 7

1. God’s Pattern for Marriage

A Divine Pattern is established…

§ Genesis 2:18-25

§ Matthew 19:5-6

2. God’s Protection of Marriage

Covenantal Boundaries are set…

§ Exodus 20:14

§ Leviticus 20:10

§ Deuteronomy 5:18

§ Matthew 5:27-28

§ Hebrews 13:4

3. God’s Provision in Marriage

Covenantal Instructions are given…

§ Proverb 5:15-23

§ Proverbs 6:20-35

§ Proverbs 7:1-27

§ Proverbs 12:4

§ Proverbs 18:22

§ Proverbs 19:4

§ Proverbs 31:23

§ Song of Solomon 1:2-4

§ Ecclesiastes 9:9

§ Ephesians 5:22-33

§ Colossians 3:18-19

§ 1 Peter 3:1-7

Bible Texts:

Deuteronomy 5:18 “And you shall not commit adultery.”

1 Peter 3:1-2, 7 “Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without at word by the conduct of their wives—when they see your respectful and pure conduct… Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”