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Four Pillars of a Women's Heart: Part 2

Justin Pilcher

Jan 18, 2015

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Big Idea - The four pillars of a woman's heart will never be fully balanced unless they are build upon a trustworthy and balanced Gospel-centered foundation.

1. A woman's relationship with God will effect her relationships with other people.

Matthew 7:24-27
"Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them will be like a sensible man who built his house on the rock. The rain fell, the rivers rose, and the winds blew and pounded that house. Yet it didn't collapse, because its foundation was on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of Mine and doesn't act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!"

2. Friendships built on a Gospel-Centered foundation allow women to exist as compassionate allies.

Ephesians 4:1-3
Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love, diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us.

Titus 2:3-5
In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good, so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God's message will not be slandered.

3. A Gospel-Centered foundation will allow a woman to exist as an encouraging companion to the men in her life.

Proverbs 21:9
Better to live on the corner of a roof than to share a house with a nagging wife.

Romans 6:15
What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Absolutely not!

Application

Personal Praxis

Women

Make a list of 5-10 close relationships you have with males and females of all varieties, and evaluate where you stand.

Men

Talk to the ladies in your life about their relationships, and how their foundation affects them.

Community Praxis

Strive for balance, not comfort, in all of our relationships.

Note: all scripture references are in HCSB

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