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1 The Image of God in Marriage - Genesis 2:

2 What is the State of Your Union? Think of yourself not your mate. Think of yourself not your mate. You cannot change your mate! You cannot change your mate! Will you admit the mistakes of the past and resolve to have a better future? Will you admit the mistakes of the past and resolve to have a better future?

3 The need for such a study - The Christians involved A marriage mirage - A spit-shined image A marriage mirage - A spit-shined image If you had to explain marriage to another person, what would you say? If you had to explain marriage to another person, what would you say? What do you feel are the ingredients of a successful or fulfilling marriage? What do you feel are the ingredients of a successful or fulfilling marriage?

4 The need for such a study - The Christians involved KNOW THIS: It is YOUR CHOICE as to where your marriage is today! It is YOUR CHOICE as to where your marriage will be tomorrow! KNOW THIS: It is YOUR CHOICE as to where your marriage is today! It is YOUR CHOICE as to where your marriage will be tomorrow! Have you really read, reviewed, meditated, & put into practice God’s marriage package? Have you really read, reviewed, meditated, & put into practice God’s marriage package?

5 Use the Right Box Top - God’s Blueprint for Marriage - Gen. 2 Man’s loneliness is not good (v.18) Man’s loneliness is not good (v.18) Accepting who God made for you (v.21-23) Accepting who God made for you (v.21-23) Leave others for your spouse (v.24) Leave others for your spouse (v.24)

6 Use the Right Box Top - God’s Blueprint for Marriage - Gen. 2 Making marriage last - “cleave” (v.24) Making marriage last - “cleave” (v.24) WHY? For Love and I Promised WHY? For Love and I Promised Openness and Honesty (v.25) Openness and Honesty (v.25) Intimacy is what God has in mind for marriage Intimacy is what God has in mind for marriage

7 Marriage is a reflection of God’s image MARRIAGE IS ABOUT THE GLORY OF GOD

8 Learning about marriage from Genesis 2,3… Personal affect of marriage (Gen 2:25; 3:7,8) Personal affect of marriage (Gen 2:25; 3:7,8) Societal affect of marriage (Gen 3:3,4; Rom 5:12) Societal affect of marriage (Gen 3:3,4; Rom 5:12) There is hope for the world (Gen 3:15; Jn 3:5) There is hope for the world (Gen 3:15; Jn 3:5)


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