by Steve Wagers

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Built to LAST! (3 of 3)
Series: God's Great Masterpiece
Steve N. Wagers
Matthew 19:4-6
October 12, 2008

Sermon Outline
1. The Love that Brings Us Together!
A) Physical Attraction
B) Spiritual Perception
2. The Law that Binds Us Together!
A) A Commitment to Partnership
B) A Covenant with Lordship
3. The Lord that Blesses Us Together!
A) His Promise is Irrevocable
B) His Purpose is Irreversible
C) His Provision is Irreplaceable

Rick was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in less than 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!

The next morning Rick got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, and brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale. The last word on Rick is that he's been missing ever since.

As the marriage counselor sat listening to a couple, he noticed that the wife kept referring to her husband as "Hon." Finally the counselor looked at her and said, "You say that you have no feelings for him, but you keep calling him 'Hon.'" She said, "Oh yes, I've called him that for years. You know, 'Hun,' as in 'Attila the Hun!'"

A noted Christian marriage counselor recently wrote an article describing the relationship of husband/wife from a geographical standpoint. He shows that the perfect paradise is the "Hawaii marriage." This is where everything is warm, romantic, beautiful, luxuriant, and growing. The hammock gently sways under the palm trees, the surf pounds the shore, and rainbows fill the sky. Life is wonderful.

Then there is the "Colorado marriage." It goes through seasonal periods of cold and warmth. Winters come when crisis and conflict hit. These seasons are dark, heavy, ...

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