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Why Marriage is important Marriage is important because throughout the Bible the marriage relationship between a husband and a wife is a metaphor for the relationship between Christ and the Church throughout the Bible.
In Jeremiah , God says "The time is coming when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
That is why we are a church that takes seriously marriage and offers substantive marriage training for those that will be married, marriage enrichment for those that are married, marriage mentoring for marriages in trouble and marriage mentoring where there is divorce and remarried situations. We need to understand the purpose of marriage and the five pillars of a successful marriage. There are five pillars for a successful marriage that are mentioned in the Bible.
We need to underline the purpose of marriage: The church has a Biblical responsibility to do better and to uphold the marriage standard by 1) training couples interested in being engaged and married (note: it is best to do this before formal engagement), 2) marriage enrichment once married, 3) marriage mentoring when marriages are in trouble and 4) mentoring families that have experienced divorce. It not only applies to those being married today, but to everyone who is married or who will get married. We are so anxious to talk that we are frequently get our next thoughts together even as we listen not so carefully to what is being said to us.
The first two pillars involve communication, the next forgiveness, submission in the very good sense and ultimately teaching the next generation. Listen - "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." James 1.19. We jump in with what we have to say and fail to listen.
It is one of the few things that a parent should insist upon.
When the husband comes home at night from work, a woman wants to talk about her day. Yet, it is the process of listening, which can begin very simply by asking a question - how was your day? When a couple fails to hear each other or talk to each other, they will tend to grow apart. Listen to God - Jesus said "My sheep listen to my voice; I know them and they know me." John 10.27Similarly, it is all too easy to rush into church and tell God what we need.