by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-6691

Matthew 19:4-6
Print 255, CT 802281

4 "Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the
beginning the Creator 'made them male
and female',
5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his
father and mother and be united to his wife, and
the two will become one flesh'?
6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore
what God has joined together, let man not
A preacher friend of mine said that one of the members of
his church had his little 3-1/2 year old grandson riding down
the road with him on the front seat. As they were driving
along he noticed an old hat, his grandfather's hat, sitting
beside him. He asked, "Granddaddy, what's that hat for?" He
said, "Well, that's to keep my head dry." The little fellow
looked at him and noticed he didn't have much hair. He asked,
"What happened to all your hair Grandaddy?" And he said,
"Well, it all fell out." My friend said the boy didn't say
anything for a few minutes and then he said, "Well, they must
have put it in too loose."
It looks like we're living in a time when marriages have
been put in loose doesn't it? Now, there's one statistic
that's going around that isn't quite true, that one out of
every two marriages will end in divorce. That isn't true. One
of every two marriages currently, people who are getting
married will, but certainly not people who've been married for
a year, or a few years. That statistic has been misused too
much. But still, the very fragile nature of marriage reminding
us that the statistic of one of every two current marriages of
people getting married is a true one, is something to make each
of us realize that apparently something wasn't put in right or
that marriage would not-be in trouble.
Recently the Secretary of Education, Mr. Bennett, wrote a
paper that was published concerning the education of our ...

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