by J.D. Greear

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This Light and Momentary Marriage (1 of 6)
Series: First Love: Ephesians 5
JD Greear
Ephesians 5:31-32

First Love Intro:
Summit, at all campuses, we are launching on a 6-­-week series today called First Love: Building Gospel-­-Centered Relationships.

The one area that provides the most joy and the most heartache in our lives is relationships-and that's true whether you are single or married.

Our whole study is going to come out of Ephesians 5:21-32, so you'll want to get a Bible and follow along each week.

• (If you don't have a Bible, we have on at the FTG tent: our gift to you.)

The title is First Love, and we're going to be considering a lot of things relating to romance and marriage-but this is not exactly a marriage series. We're going to learn principles about ourselves that apply to all relationships, only one of which is marriage.
• You see, here's what I've found: there are no married people issues; there are individual people issues that get worse in marriage.

Marriage doesn't really create problems; it just reveals them.
• (Some of you don't want to admit that, but it's true-the majority of marriage problems are relatively minor (what en to squeeze the toothpaste from or whether to make the bed in the morning); what makes these issues major are problems in us that would be there if we were married or single.) Marriage is the arena in which little problems magnify the larger problem in our hearts.

So regardless of whether you're single; single and content; single and seeking; engaged; happily married; unhappily married; single again; hoping soon to be single again-this series will have a lot in it for you.

• Week 1: (Today) We're going to ask the question, "What are you looking for?" when you yearn for love and romance, and we're going to deal with our expectations in marriage... and what God's plan is for singleness. 65%!
• Week 2: We're going to look at one, huge principle, which, if we got it-this one principle, I'm goin ...

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