August 2, 2014
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1. Read the account of the first marriage. Genesis 2:18-25.
What was the end result of Adam and Eve being joined together? See also Paul’s comment to this verse in Ephesians 5:31-33.
Discuss in your group what some of the key essentials a husband and wife need to work on and apply in their relationship in order to be growing in this way.
Read Ephesians 5:21-30.
According to this passage what is the role of the;
What does Paul say about how each of these roles compare to Christ and The Church?
Discuss using examples the practical outworking of Ephesians 5:21.
Discuss also ways you can enrich and protect your marriage.
Read Hebrews 13:4. What does the writer mean to, ‘Give honor to marriage…’?
2. Discuss in your group the following comment….
‘Christians should be more tolerant of those who want to live an alternant sexual lifestyle’.
Refer to the passages below.
Why did God destroy Sodom and Gomorrah? See Genesis 18:20-21 and Genesis 19:4-5 and Genesis 19:12-13.
Read Paul’s comments in Romans 1:24-27.
Read Ephesians 5:1-14. What is the outworking of v.6-9 and v.11?
How would you answer someone who said something similar to the comment above?
“Marriage is the voluntary union for life of one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.” Lord Penzance.
3. How do we protect our Marriages?
Read Moses’ instructions to The Children of Israel as they were about to enter The Promised Land. Deuteronomy 6:1-9.
Answer the following….
· How do we listen to God? V.4.
· How do we love God? V.5.
· How do we teach our children and others? V.7-9.
· What does it mean to, ‘Fear/reverence God? V.13.
Read Ephesians 5:15-20. What other instructions does Paul give in;
Was there anything in particular you felt God spoke to you from this study? Share with others in your group. How will you apply this to your marriage?
If you are not married was there anything which helped you in your understanding of what God says about marriage?
Finish by praying for your and other marriages.
“The marriage bond is more than a human contract, it is a Divine yoke”.