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How to Get Gods Choice Gods Way

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Introduction

  • God designed marriage.
  • God created male & female.
  • God put them together.
  • It should be god that determines if someone marries; when a person gets married; and to who .
  • The following Seven Biblical principles will help discern gods will for your life and your children’s.
  • The rule for most is marriage - Pro 18:22
  • The exception is celibacy –1 Cor 7:7-9
  • Interest in the opposite sex is God given
  • After marriage the spouse is more important than the parents

I.     SEEK YOUR PARENTS HELP – Genesis 24. 3

  • Col 3:20
  • Eph 6:1-3
  • Proverbs 24:6

II.    SEEK ADVICE FROM GODLY LEADERS – Heb 13:7; Proverbs 20:18

III.  DO NOT MARRY ANYONE THAT IS LOST – Genesis 24.3

  • 2 Cor 6:14-17
  • 1 Cor 7:39
  • Deut 7:3

IV. TRUST GOD – Genesis 24:7

  • God has the perfect mate for you.
  • A person’s Character must be the determing factor

V.  SEEK GODS DIRECTION (Genesis 24:14-15)

A.   Specific prayer – young men should pray a women with a servants heart

B.   Submitting oneself to his answer

  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Eph 5:15-17

VI.  GET IN GODS WAY AND WAIT – Genesis 24:27

  • How?  Psalm 37:4-5

How to prepare one’s self

1.     Know for sure that you are saved. (2 Tim 1:12)

2.     Surrender your life to the lord (Romans 12:1-2)

3.     Separate from all appearance of evil (1 Thes. 5:22)

4.     Yield yourself to the leadership of the holy spirit. (Eph 5:18)

5.     Serve god faithfully

6.     Praying & Studying the Bible

7.     Give to god’s work

8.     Share the gospel with others

9.     Faithfully attending church

VII. GET BOTH PARENTS APPROVAL (Genesis 24:50-51)

In Closing:

  • I believe today’s philosophy of dating is ruining young people’s lives.
  • This philosophy is promoted by movies, magazines, and music.
  • Parents are responsible for guidance.
  • Teens must be taught and directed past the emotional years
  • To a time when they can think and Listen to God.
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