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The Purpose of Marriage

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The Purpose of Marriage
June 11, 2017
Sign in the Army Recruiting Office: Marry a veteran, girls. He can cook, make beds, sew, is in perfect health; and is already used to taking orders.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
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RENEWAL IN THE HOME
No church, community, or nation will rise higher than the spiritual condition of its families.
Dennis Rainey, Building Strong Families
The family is God’s smallest unit in the battle for the soul of any nation.
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If the soul of America is to be restored, it will be done one home, one family at a time, and in the church we assist that by proclaiming God’s truth for the family.
Dennis Rainey
First, if we want to reform the family we need standards.
(NKJV)
“Now therefore, fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt.
Serve the Lord!
(NKJV)
…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
STANDARD
synonyms benchmark, measure, touchstone, yardstick
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BOUNDARIES
Every Relations needs Boundaries
Dennis Rainey
This issue of convictions is so important because the enemy of our soul doesn’t want parents to take a stand on anything.
Dennis Rainey
As a result, boundaries for today’s youth are unclear or nonexistent
First, if we want to reform the family we need standards.
Second, a family reformation will require courage
(NKJV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage ;do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
If we want to win a popularity contest in our families, churches, and ministries, we need only to follow the crowd down the road most traveled—the avenue of compromise.
Chuck Colson has said,
“Courage does not follow rutted pathways.”
Sometimes the courage required is not so much that of proclaiming God’s Word in public but of living it out at home.
First, if we want to reform the family we need standards.
Second, a family reformation will require courage
THIRD, A FAMILY REFORMATION WILL REQUIRE THE CHURCH TO BECOME A FAMILY EQUIPPING CENTER
Equipping husbands and wives in marriage, as well as training parents to lead their children spiritually, are not “just another part” of local church ministry,
…they represent the greatest opportunity for the local church to spread the gospel
We have a generation coming of age that is screaming,
“How do you do marriage and family?”
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