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2 In defense of marriage Sermon #5 The Master’s Instructions

3 In defense of marriage What is marriage?

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5  Piece of paper What is marriage?

6  Piece of paper  Outdated form of slavery What is marriage?

7  Piece of paper  Outdated form of slavery  Contract What is marriage?

8  Piece of paper  Outdated form of slavery  Contract  Irrelevant What is marriage?

9 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Jesus said… (Mark 10:6-9) But from the beginning of creation, 'God made them male and female.' 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."

10 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important?

11 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? It has been established by God to meet our need for intimacy (Gen 2:18, 20b-24)

12 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? It has been established by God to meet our need for intimacy (Gen 2:18, 20b-24) It provides the proper environment for raising children

13 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? It has been established by God to meet our need for intimacy (Gen 2:18, 20b-24) It provides the proper environment for raising children It should illustrate the nature of God’s relationship with us! (Eph 5:31-32)

14 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? As a Christian, what should my marriage look like?

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16 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? As a Christian, what should my marriage look like? Marriage is a proving ground for…

17 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? As a Christian, what should my marriage look like? Marriage is a proving ground for… Grace and forgiveness (Matt 6:14-15)

18 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? As a Christian, what should my marriage look like? Marriage is a proving ground for… Grace and forgiveness (Matt 6:14-15) Love (Eph 5:25-28)

19 In defense of marriage What is marriage? Why is it important? As a Christian, what should my marriage look like? Marriage is a proving ground for… Grace and forgiveness (Matt 6:14-15) Love (Eph 5:25-28) Submission (Eph 5:22-24, Gen 3:18, 1 Cor 11 3,8-9)

20 Where do we go from here?

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22 Seek and extend forgiveness

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24 Where do we go from here? Seek and extend forgiveness Reaffirm your vows

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26 Where do we go from here? Seek and extend forgiveness Reaffirm your vows Ask your spouse for a “report card”

27 Where do we go from here? Seek and extend forgiveness Reaffirm your vows Ask your spouse for a “report card” Rely on God’s strength


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