3 Genesis 2:21-24 Matthew 19:5-6 Romans 7:2 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 Ephesians 5:24-25Genesis 2:241 Corinthians 7:2-51 Corinthians 7:8-9Psalm 113:9Psalm 127:3God started it(not a human custom)The _______ unionof one man andone womanlifelongholy andhonorableKey Point #1Key Point #2Key Point #3Key Point #4companionshipsexual happinesschildren
4 Genesis 2:21-24So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman’ for she was taken out of man."
6 Key Point #1Marriage started when ___ made ___ and brought her to _____ to be his ____.GodEveAdamwife
7 What does God want marriage to be? Question #2What does God want marriage to be?
8 Matthew 19:5-6“and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”
9 Romans 7:2For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.
10 God wants _______ to be the ______ _____ of one ____ and one ______. Key Point #2God wants _______ to be the ______ _____ of one ____ and one ______.marriagelifelongunionmanwoman
11 How does God want us to go about entering into marriage. Question #3How does God want us to go about entering into marriage.
12 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5that each of you should learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
13 God wants us to enter into _______ in a way that is ____ and ________. Key Point #3God wants us to enter into _______ in a way that is ____ and ________.marriageholyhonorable
14 With what gifts does God bless a husband and wife in marriage? Question #4With what gifts does God bless a husband and wife in marriage?
15 Genesis 2:18The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
16 Ephesians 5:24-25Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
17 Genesis 2:24For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
18 1 Corinthians 7:2-5But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self control.
19 1 Corinthians 7:8-9Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
20 Psalm 113:9He settles the barren woman in as a happy mother of children. Praise the LORD .
21 Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him. Psalm 127:3Sons are a heritage from the LORD, children a reward from him.