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INSIGHT INTO MARRIAGE

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A look at the Biblical understanding of the marriage institution.

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INSIGHT INTO MARRIAGE

  1. 1. INSIGHT INTO MARRIAGE Let’s have this conversation
  2. 2. INTRO: First institutions: Marriage and the Sabbath (Genesis 1:27-28; Genesis 2:18, 21-24) When God create man, it was directly with family in mind (Mark 10:6-12)
  3. 3. The family was created for love To reflect the love of God. Ephesians 5:25-33 Colossians 3:19
  4. 4. Relationship between God’s Law and the Marriage. Exodus 20:2-11 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, … Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain… Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. … Honour thy father and thy mother… Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not commit adultery. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
  5. 5. Marriage is the beginning of a journey, not the final phase/destination Some people believe when they reach there, there is no need of any further attention. They did so much to come to that point, therefore, there is no more development needed. Make your courtship last throughout your marriage.
  6. 6. Marriage is a gift as a safe-guard to mankind When its principles are recognized and obeyed and is a save-guard the purity and happiness of humanity is maintained.
  7. 7. Love to God ensures love for each other 1 John 4:11-12 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. 12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
  8. 8. God is the source of Love (I John. 4:8,16) "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. … “…God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.” Love is the fulfillment of the principles of the law. Romans 13:10
  9. 9. Marriage has it boundaries: The Ten Commandments refer to the male and female principle in marriage (Exodus 20:12)
  10. 10. Marriage has it boundaries: Definition of marriage: Between a man and a woman (Matthew 19:4; Mark. 10:6) Jesus … “…answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?” Matthew 19:4-5
  11. 11. Marriage has it boundaries: God identifies same-sex unions as an abomination: Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
  12. 12. Marriage has it boundaries: God identifies same-sex unions as an abomination: Same-sex marriage is not biblical or accepted by God, because marriage is inherently heterosexual (between a man and a woman).
  13. 13. Marriage has it boundaries: One of the potential of marriage is pro-creation. Genesis 1:27-28  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
  14. 14. Marriage has it boundaries:  The bible starts off with a marriage and ends with a marriage. (Genesis 1: 27-28; 2:18-24; Revelation 21:2, 9). In between it lifts up one model (marriage between a man and a woman.
  15. 15. Marriage has it boundaries:  God’s desire is that marriage should comes before family God set an order (Paternal and Maternal - Family)
  16. 16. God recognizes the two institutions in Christ: Christ first miracle is at a wedding (John. 2:1-11)  Miracles on the Sabbath (Mark. 3:2-5)
  17. 17. God recognizes the two institutions in Christ:  Christ first miracle is at a wedding (John 2:1-11) (Rev. 17:2)  Christ proved Himself to be D-vine by turning water into wine.
  18. 18. God recognizes the two institutions in Christ:  Miracles on the Sabbath (Mark. 3:2-5. 10-11)
  19. 19. Christ and the Church: Mutual self- denial/self-sacrifice = a blessing: The is no selfishness in love (Ephesians 5:25-32) The pre-requisite needed to be part of this institution is the born- again experience.
  20. 20. Common mistakes concerning marriage  Not being true to self (like and dislikes)  We should pray for a mate?  Is Marriage a destination? (no) Beginning of a journey  Modern-day reasons for marriage: Pregnancy; Money; Status; Security  Seeking info concerning marriage rather than the source of marriage - the Creator
  21. 21. Key points of marriage Parties to marry must be councelled by what the Creator of marriage says in His Word Engagement? - Marriage is an engagement between an individual and Christ who has vowed to live according to His Law. Marriage is not a secret institution, but a public declaration of that which has been decided in
  22. 22. God created a number of institutions for man, and all was birthed from love being God’s Law  Salvation plan -John 3:16. (God's pre- preparatory work for man. For a man to effectively understand God’s institutions and its varying roles and titles that will bear upon him as an individual, he must first embrace salvation. For that is the prerequisite to function in Christ or in any institution or role created by Him. (E.g., Family, husband, father, brother, friend). Fin.

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