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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3000 South John Young Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691
THE MARRIAGE TREE
"Romance For a Lifetime - His Side"
I Corinthians 7:1-5
Sunday, 8/14/94, 9:30 a.m. Service
William Harley, in his book His Needs, Her Needs listed the five
greatest needs of a man. I'm going to start with number five and work to
number one and I hope all the ladies have their pencils and pens ready to
write these down so you can never say you are not at least informed
about your husband or your husband to be. Here they are: Number Five:
(going towards number one) Admiration. Number Four: Domestic
Support. Number Three: An Attractive Spouse. Number Two:
Recreational Companion. Number One: Sexual Fulfillment.
Romance! It's a multi-billion dollar business in America--ads, plays,
movies, music, books--all revolve around this thing of romance and
intimacy. In our society, unfortunately, there's such a twisted view of
looking at what God has made--something so good and so beautiful and
so wonderful. So I want us to look at what God says that a man needs
and I want to come at it so the ladies can help understand their man.
Equal time, ladies! Next time around we'll help the man understand you!
Open your Bibles to First Corinthians 7:1-7
1. Now for the matters you write about:
It is good for a man not to marry.
2. But since there is so much immorality,
each man should have his own wife,
and each woman her own husband.
3. The husband should fulfill his marital
duty to his wife and likewise the wife
to her husband.
4. The wife's body does not belong to her
alone but also to her husband. In the
same way the husband's body does not
belong to him alone but also to his wife.
5. Do not deprive each other except by
mutual consent and for a time so
that you can devote yourselves to prayer.
Then come together agai ...
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