How to Have a Good Fight
Series: The Making of a Heavenly Marriage
INTRO: Well, I want you to take your bible now this morning and I want you to turn with me to Genesis chapter 29 if you will. Genesis chapter 29, beginning in verse number 1, and I want to talk to you for a few minutes here this morning about, The Making of a Heavenly Marriage. The Making of a Heavenly Marriage, because this is an area that I really have burden about. I mean, I have a real burden for our couples. And I have a real burden for those of you that are seeking and searching for that one that God would have you spend the rest of your life with. And I want you to know that it breaks my heart to see families that go through a separation or a divorce, or to live year after year in a literal hell on earth.
Now, let me just say this, this isn't just preaching, this is personal. A couple of years ago, I saw one of my closest friends, a fellow pastor, the best man in my wedding and a girl that I grew up with, go through a divorce. It cost him his ministry, it cost her reputation. I have seen couples in church go through separation and divorce. And, usually when a couple comes to the preacher for counseling, it is too late. I mean, this is the last ditch effort. They have really given up all hope. And Temple Baptist Church, let me say this. I realize that the sea of matrimony is full of hardships, but I want you to know that Jesus is still the master of the sea.
So, what we need to do is take the time-tested truths of the Word of God and place them in the hands of these couples before they hit stormy waters, Amen?
So, what I want to do this morning, is simply take God's Word and share with you several truths that I believe that every couple needs to know. If you are here this morning, and you have been married one year, ten years of 50 years, or maybe you are hoping that Mr. or Mrs. Right is right around the corner, there are several truths fr ...
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