by Jim Henry

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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 32805-5591


"Marriage--The Divine Intention"
Genesis 1:26-28
Print 307, CT 405011

Open your Bibles to the Book of Genesis 1:26-28
26. Then God said, "Let us make man in our
image, in our likeness, and let them rule
over the fish of the sea and the birds of
the air, over the livestock, over all the earth,
and over all the creatures that move along
the ground."
27. So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God He created him
male and female he created them.
28. God blessed them and said to them,
"Be fruitful and increase in number;
fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over
the fish of the sea and the birds of the
air and over every living creature that moves
on the ground."
A fourth-grade Sunday School class was meeting and the teacher asked this
question: 'Who knows what God said about marriage?" One little fellow held up his
hand and the teacher said, 'What is it, Tommy?" He said, "Father, forgive them for they
know not what they do."
A man said to his friend who was thinking about getting married, "You know you
really need to think about this. I know you're engaged, but you need to call Marriage
Anonymous before you do this." His friend said, 'What do you mean--Marriage
Anonymous?" He said, "Well, that's a new club that's been formed. You call Marriage
Anonymous and-when the response comes, you'll be able to hear two five-yea-olds
screaming loudly in the background and there will be a picture that will come to mind
with a woman in a tattered housecoat and her hair in curlers. That may change your
mind about getting married once you see the reality of it." Well, I don't know about that,
but I'm sure that's a part of the reality of marriage.
We live in a time when marriage is considered by some as not important. In fact,
Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett, her husband of ten months, have already decided they' ...

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