How to Achieve a Successful Marriage (1 of 7) by Stan Coffey

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How to Achieve a Successful Marriage (1 of 7)
Series: How to Build a Marriage that Lasts
Stan Coffey
Ephesians 1:19-20

If you have your Bible this morning please turn to Ephesians 1:19 as we begin a new series of messages on "How To Build A Marriage That Lasts". For the next few weeks we are going to be talking about building a marriage that lasts, about marriage and family and family values. In Ephesians 1:19 Paul is talking about resurrection power. You see, the resurrection of Jesus demonstrated His power, power over death, power over disease, power over the devil. It was all demonstrated in the resurrection. That proves that Jesus was who He said He was and that He could do what He said He could do.

Now the resurrection is the most important event in all of human history. Every time you write a check you reference that check from the resurrection, the life of Christ B.C. and A.D. And every thing after Christ of course is A.D. And the resurrection of Christ not only is the most important event in history but you say what does it mean in my life? What does it mean that Christ had the power to come alive from the dead after being in the tomb three days? How does it really touch me? How does it really relate to me? Well, it relates to you in every area of your life. And what God says is I want to take that same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and I want to apply that in your daily life. I want to apply that in your marriage.

And I think Easter is an appropriate time to begin a series on marriage because a lot of marriages need resurrection, amen? And a lot of marriages need new life. And that is what Easter is all about. This could be a new beginning for all of our marriages today. Because we all face the same three challenges in marriage. And that is unexpected differences after we get married, unmet needs and unforgiven mistakes as we go along.

So many people say over and over to marriage counselors - I want my marriage to be better, ...

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