Building Strong Marriages (1) (Genesis 2:18-24)Phillip Stuckey, November 6, 2016
Part of the Miscellaneous series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
God has blessed humanity with many wonderful blessings in this life. After fellowship with Him, His Son, and His Spirit no other relationship is as special as that in marriage; the relationship between husband and wife. The home has been called God’s first institution and it has been under assault since the beginning. What can we do as Christians to ensure that our marriage is one that is the way God intended?
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Genesis 2:18–24 (Listen)
18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.