Presentation on theme: "FELLOWSHIP, FAMILY & FOREVER. Marriage; Contract or Covenant Genesis 2:18-24."— Presentation transcript:
FELLOWSHIP, FAMILY & FOREVER
Marriage; Contract or Covenant Genesis 2:18-24
PTR Marriage is a covenant between God and a man and a woman.
PTR It is fine to live by a contract, but we must love by a covenant.
PTR Our relationship as husband and wife is a display of God's character; his love, his mercy and grace, his understanding of human nature.
Covenant Marriage 1.Marriage was designed by God 2.God gave away the first bride 3.God spoke the design of marriage into existence 4.God performs the one-flesh union
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Reasons for a covenant marriage: 1.Lust 2.Attraction 3.Feelings 4.Private Contract
PTR: To marry in covenant is to form a bond strong enough that a mate’s heart can rely on it and a child's heart can count it!
Contract Covenant You had better do it! How may I serve You? What do I get? What can I give? What will it take? Whatever it takes! It's not my responsibility.I'm happy to do it!
Contract Covenant It's not my fault.I accept responsibility. I'll meet you halfway.I'll give 100%. I'll be faithful for now.I'll be faithful forever. I am suspicious.I am trusting. I have to.I want to. It's a deal.It's a relationship
So What? When God’s glory is displayed we are never dismayed.
Three things your mate needs Love that is unconditional Forgiveness that is unending An attitude that is unselfish
Most important thing for a happy marriage: An intimate, growing relationship with Jesus Christ.