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May 9, 2021

Fight for Your Family

"God's Blueprint for Marriage"

Proverbs 18:22 (NLT)

The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.

Marriage is a Gift from God

1 John 5:13

"I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life.”

Mark 10:1-9 (ESV)

1 And he left there and went to the region of Judea and beyond the Jordan, and crowds gathered to him again. And again, as was his custom, he taught them.

2 And Pharisees came up and in order to test him asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"

3 He answered them, "What did Moses command you?"

4 They said, "Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away."

5 And Jesus said to them, "Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.

6 But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.'

7 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife,

8 and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh.

9 What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

The beginning of Marriage

Genesis 2:18 (ESV)

Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."

Genesis 2:21-25 (ESV)

21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.

22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man.

23 Then the man said, This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man."

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wide, and they shall become one flesh.

25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

God's Blueprint for Marriage

Severence

  • Physically
  • Emotionally


Permanence


Unity

  • "The key to a healthy marriage is to keep your eyes wide open before you get married and half-closed thereafter." - James Dobson
  • God made us with differences to create character and unity within us and not walls between us.


Intimacy

Conclusion:

God's Plan = One man. One woman. One Lifetime.


Every marriage is a union of two very fallen people. Every family is a group of very fallen people. Add to that the fact that the Bible teaches that marriage is a picture of the relationship between Jesus and His church, and now we really have the potential for conflict because Satan hates anything that looks like Jesus and so our marriages are a constant target.

Proverbs 18:22


The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.