by Frank Pollard

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"The Adam Family"
Genesis 2
Genesis 2 tells of the beginning of the first family, the Adam Family.
Our Lord willing, we'll spend these next sessions in the next few weeks
looking at the account of the first husband and wife and children,
expecting our Lord to speak to us, to our home and our family life. Let's
look at Genesis 2, verses 18 - 25. The Lord God said, "it is not good for
the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'" Now the
Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all
the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would
name them and whatever the man called each living creature, that was his
name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air
and all the beasts of the field, but for Adam, no suitable helper was
found so the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep and while
he was sleeping he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with
flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of
the man and brought her to the man and the man- said, "this s- now bone of
my bones and flesh of my flesh and she shall be called woman for she was
taken out of man." For this reason a man will leave his father and mother
and be united to his wife and they will become one flesh. And the man and
his wife were both naked and they felt no shame. God was creating the
beginning days, after every day of creation, He said, "that is good".
After He made the man, he said, "that is very good". And then in verse
18, he said something not heard from our very positive and delighted with
his creation God. He said, "it is not good". "What is not good?" He
said, "It is not good for man to be alone. He needs a suitable helper."
Now he is not saying something against singleness. Our Lord was single,
the Apostle Paul was single. We need help to make marriages work. Too
many marriages begin with the fact that marri ...

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