The purpose of Marriage – Pst. Timothy Bernedict

SECOND MEGA SUNDAY SERVICE.

TEXT: Genesis 2:18

Key thoughts:

  1. Marriage was never man’s idea or concept but God’s.
    (Genesis 2:18)
  2. The blessings of marriage only follows the principles of marriage not the institution (Genesis 3:17)
  3. A good marriage is not a gift from God, it’s a result for responsibility and obedience to God’s principles (Hebrews 3:4).

WHY GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE:

  1. Companionship.
    (Genesis 2:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

WHO IS A COMPANION?
A companion is an associate or partner with whom interaction is effective towards a set vision, mission or objective.

WHAT POWERS EFFECTIVE COMPANIONSHIP:

  1. Similarity of purpose.
    (Amos 3:3)
  2. Shared value.
    (Mathew 7:6)
  3. Effective communication.
    (Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-3)
  4. Genuine commitment to the cause.
    (Genesis 3:4-6.)
  5. Commitment to sacrifice.
    (Genesis 2:24-25.)

BENEFITS OF COMPANIONSHIP:

  1. Fellowship
    (Ecclesiastes 4:9-11)
  2. Increased strength.
    (Ecclesiastes 4:12)
  3. Enhanced capacity.
    (Deuteronomy 32:30)
  4. Comfort.

WHY GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE:
1• To regulate sexual passion.
( 1 Corinthians 7:1-5.)

WHY SHOULD SEX BE REGULATED?

  1. God owns our bodies.
    (1 Corinthians 3:16-17.)
  2. Sex is a form of agreement.
    (1 Corinthians 6:16)
  3. Sex is a gateway into a person’s spiritual content.
    (Genesis 4:1)

EFFECTS OF SEXUAL ABUSE:

  1. Loss of divine presence.
    (Judges 16:20)
  2. Premature loss of opportunities, favour, strength and life.
    (Proverbs 6:26.)

HOW TO MAINTAIN SEXUAL PURITY:

  1. Love God passionately
  2. Believe in sexual fidelity
  3. Build intimacy with your spouse
  4. Daily ask for Grace.

WHY GOD DESIGNED MARRIAGE:

  1. For productivity and reproductivity.
    (Genesis 1:28)

WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT MARRIAGE TO PRODUCE:

  1. A platform for raising Godly children.
    (Psalms 128:3 Genesis 6:1-7)
  2. An exemplary template for society.
    (Ephesians 5:22-27.)(peace, tolerance, discipline, sacrifice )
  3. A system that creates and promotes the principles of seed time and harvest.
    (Genesis 4:1)
  4. A culture of transparency.
    (Genesis 2:25.)

THE BENEFITS OF A PURPOSEFUL MARRIAGE:

  1. Societal transformation.
  2. Peace for mankind.

Thank you very much!

IAMDACA

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