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Six Marriage Building Convictions (1 of 4)
Series: Building A Biblical Marriage
Introduction: Marriage is a representation of Christ and His church. As Ephesians 5:31-32 says, "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church." Biblical marriage is a reflection of Christ's relationship to the church and that picture is under attack today. We face a flood of wrong thinking and a wrong perspective. However, "when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him" (Isaiah 59:19). We must lift the banner of marriage and lift up the Word of God as the standard. This series will set a clear standard on biblical marriage. It is a statement against same-sex marriages and against easy, non-biblical divorce.
Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." God is committed to working on you and for you. He is tying all the loose ends and strings together like a beautiful tapestry. God will finish His work in you. He will not stop short. Nothing is impossible with God (see Philippians 1:6). You can have a thriving marriage!
Join with me, as we become serious builders of our marriages. I realize that I will be addressing different groups of people with this one subject.
I. FOUR GROUPS WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM THIS SUBJECT
A. TEENS AND YOUNG ADULT SINGLES
1. The first group would be the teens and young adult singles who may not be thinking about this subject right now (or maybe you are thinking), but will most likely face it within the near future. So this is actually a very important subject for this group. This topic addresses the issue of preparing for marriage and purposeful single living.
2. "I am not single because I am too spiritually unstable to possibly dese ...
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