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					Deeper Life Bible Church, Aberdeen
 Sunday Message        04-10-2009


THE SECRET OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND
            FAMILY LIFE

           Genesis 2:21-25
Three points;
1. THE FOUNDATION OF A HAPPY
   MARRIAGE AND FAMILY

2. FELLOWSHIP IN A HAPPY MARRIAGE
   AND FAMILY

3. FULFILMENT AND FRUITFULNESS IN
   A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
1.   THE FOUNDATION OF A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
     Psalms 11:3; Isaiah 58:11,12; Genesis 2:18; Proverbs 18:22; Matthew
     7:7-11; Psalms 20:5; 138:8; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Ezekiel 14:2-5;
     Psalms 106:10-15; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Psalms 84:11,12
     As we lay this foundation we should;

     1. Pray for God’s guidance – Psalms 32:8

     2. Persevere for God’s goodness – Psalms 27:13,14

     3. Picture the glorious end – Ecclesiastes 7:8

     4. Plan with a good goal – Luke 14:28-30

     5. Prevent a sheep-goat relationship – 2 Corinthians 6:14

     6. Prepare for God’s great gift – Proverbs 19:14

     7. Protect God’s glory – 1 Corinthians 10:31
7 Marriage test;

1. Prayer test – Is this from God?

2. Purpose test – Does he/she fits God’s purpose for my life?

3. Purity test – Is my heart pure as I see her/him?

4. Prophecy test – What does the Bible says about him/her?

5. Pastor test – Does my pastor approve of him/her?

6. Parent test – Does my parents give their consent to our
   relationship?

7. Proper test – Are we compatible medically/spiritually?
2.   FELLOWSHIP IN A HAPPY MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
     Ephesians 5:25,28-31,33; Mark 10:2-9; Romans 7:2,3;
     1 Corinthians 7:10,11,39; Malachi 2:14-16

       Christian Marriage is for;

       1. Procreation – Genesis 1:28

       2. Partnership – Genesis 2:24

       3. Pleasure – Proverbs 5:18-19

       4. Purity – 1 Corinthians 7:2

       5. Power – Deuteronomy 32:30

       6. Proclamation – Matthew 5:13-16

       7. Pilgrimage – Hebrews 11:13-16
Things that make for a happy marriage & family life;

1.   Love one another – 1 John 3:11-18

2.   Care for one another – 1 Corinthians 12:25

3.   Be kind to one another – Ephesians 4:32

4.   Honour one another – Romans 12:10

5.   Receive one another – Romans 15:7

6.   Have peace one with another – Mark 9:50

7.   Comfort one another – 1 Thessalonians 4:18

8.   Edify one another – Romans 14:19

9.   Confess your faults one to another – James 5:16

10. Pray for one another – James 5:16

11. Forgive one another – Colossians 3:13

12. Tarry for one another to have meal together – 1 Corinthians 11:33
13. Bear one another’s burdens – Galatians 6:2

14. Forbear one with another – Ephesians 4:2

15. Mind the same thing – Romans 12:16

16. Submit one to another – Ephesians 5:21

17. Admonish one another – Colossians 3:18

18. Be not puffed up against one another – 1 Corinthians 4:6,7

19. Speak not evil before one another – James 4:11

20. Grudge not against one another – James 5:9

21. Judge not one another – Romans 14:13

22. Lie not to one another – Colossians 3:9

23. Defraud not one another – 1 Corinthians 7:5

24. Exhort one another – Hebrews 3:13

25. Look well of one another – Proverbs 27:23
3.   FULFILMENT AND FRUITFULNESS IN A HAPPY
     MARRIAGE AND FAMILY
     Exodus 23:25-27,22; Deuteronomy 28:1,2,7-13

      Fulfilment & fruitfulness of a happy marriage
            & Family entail the following;

      M – Manifestation of God’s glory

      A – Abundant life

      R – Righteousness

      R – Riches untold

      I – Increase

      A – Anointing

      G – Grace

      E - Enlargement
Conclusion
7 facts about Marriage;

1. Institution of Marriage – Genesis 1:28

2. Instructions for Marriage – 2 Corinthians 6:14

3. Instances of Marriage – Genesis 2:24,25

4. Inseparability of Marriage – Matthew 19:6

5. Involvement in Marriage – Ephesians 5:21-31

6. Injuries in Marriage – Colossians 3:13

7. Increase through Marriage – Genesis 1:28
In marriage, being the right person is as important as finding the right
person. Wilbert Donald Gough

Home is the one place in all this world where hearts are sure of each
other. It is the place of confidence. It is the place where we tear off
that mask of guarded and suspicious coldness which the world forces
us to wear in self-defense, and where we pour out the unreserved
communications of full and confiding hearts. It is the spot where
expressions of tenderness gush out without any sensation of
awkwardness and without any dread of ridicule. - Frederick W.
Robertson (1816-1853)

 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he
which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and
shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?
Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
(Matthew 19:4-6)

				
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