Today’s Encouraging Word
Pastor Bob Hylton
November 8, 2015
This We Believe Series
The Doctrine of Marriage
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam (the man) no suitable helper was found. 21 So 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 (took part of the man’s side) and then closed up the place with flesh.
22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib (part) he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 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.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Four Big Ideas from Scripture
1. Marriage is the designed by God to enable both partners to their divine .
2. The covenantal union of and through depicts and .
3. God has selected the to consummate .
4. Marriage is to be .
How to Have a Marriage that Matters
• Have Christ in .
• as a husband and wife.
• Follow one another, and for one another.