Keeping The "I Do" From Becoming The "I Don't" (5 Of 8) by Jim Henry

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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591

THE MARRIAGE TREE

"Keeping The 'I DO' From Becoming The 'I DON'T' "
Mark 10:1-12
Sunday, 6/5/94, 9:30 a.m. Service

Will you have this woman to be your wedded wife? Will you love
her, honor her, cherish her and keep her, in sickness and in health, in
poverty and in wealth, will you be true to her and to her alone in the
marriage relationship so long as you both shall live? Will you? And the
person responds, "I will."

That is God's divine intention. It has been for a long time. When
you go all the way to Moses and before Moses to Genesis and the
creation and then to Jesus in the Book of Mark, you see the divine
intention is one man for one woman for life unless death parts them.

Open your Bibles to the Gospel of Mark. Look in Mark 10 and let's
read again what Jesus said about this very, very important institution and
how to maintain it because that is the thrust that we want to make today.
Mark, chapter 10, verse 1.

1. Jesus then left that place and went into
the region of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds of people came to him, and
as was his custom, he taught them.

2. Some Pharisees came and tested him by
asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his
wife?"

3. "What did Moses command you?" he replied.

4. They said, "Moses permitted a man to write
a certificate of divorce and send her away."



5. "It was because your hearts were hard that
Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied.

6. "But at the beginning of creation God 'made
them male and female.'

7. 'For this reason a man will leave his father
and mother and be united to his wife,

8. and the two will become one flesh.' So they
are no longer two, but one.

9. Therefore what God has joined together, let
man not separate."

10. When they were i ...


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