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Covenant Marriage - Session 6: Rootlessness - David and Lisa Mitts

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:26-27) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   Last chapter, we began looking at how we listen in our heart to make possible, the bearing of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. We looked at the parable of the sower in Mark’s gospel, the fourth chapter, and looked at the first heart condition, where the communication of another is snatched away by the Adversary, Satan, and cannot bear any fruit. We discovered that it is through offense, the bait of Satan, that the word or in this context, our communication with one another, is snatched away. We know it has occurred if we are at enmity with another who we once shared love with. Think

Covenant Marriage - Session 5: Communication from an Open Heart - David and Lisa Mitts

“Therefore, take heed how you hear . For whoever has, to him more will be given; and whoever does not have, even what he seems to have will be taken from him."” (Luke 8:18) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   The biggest secret to a deep and abiding love is an open and listening heart. The principal commandment from the Lord begins with the sh’ma, which means to listen with an open heart: “Jesus answered him, "The first of all the commandments is: 'HEAR, O ISRAEL, THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. ” (Mark 12:29) This is a direct quote of Deuteronomy 6:4, which goes on the speak of loving the Lord with all our heart and as Yeshua stated, our neighbor as ourselves. At the heart of these instructions is the sh’ma, the listening heart. This chapter, we want to focus on how to develop a listening heart and unlock the love that comes from true communication. The first foundation stone for true communication is the rock of liste

Covenant Marriage - Session 4: Accusation versus Love, The Purpose of Weakness - David & Lisa Mitts

“But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong,” (1 Corinthians 1:27, NASB) To listen to the audio-only version click below  Giving Opportunity Message   God has one overarching purpose in this world, to show forth His love. “And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:5, NASB) This is the central promise of God, His greatest hope, that we would come to know life through the leading of His Spirit which is true love. The challenge for most of us is trying to live the life of love. One of the keys that is crucial to covenant love is the place of weakness. I remember once, as I was haring about the gospel with a Muslim friend of mine, his difficulty with the concept of God sacrificing His Son for us. This man said, that he could never accept the idea that God would become

Covenant Marriage - Session 3: The Original Vision of God (continued) - David Mitts

  “And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.” (Genesis 2:23-25) To listen to the audio-only version click below    This chapter we will look at the original intent or vision of the Lord in the creation of covenant marriage or of covenant oneness. We know that this is an issue that reveals the condition of our heart because of a conversation Yeshua had with the Pharisees. “Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?” And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, and said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND HIS MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHAL