from the sermon series Genesis , preached Sunday, May 25, 2014

The "Perfect Marriage.”  We all want it, don’t we?  But how do you achieve that?  What’s the formula for the perfect marriage?  Well, one way to find out is to find a perfect marriage.  Besides hanging out at your house for a week, where else would we look?  Actually, there's been only one perfect marriage and it's found in Genesis, chapter 2, verses 18-25.  There  you will discover how to pursue the joyful marriage that God intended.  Since it's more than techniques you may be surprised to find out that the perfect marriage was created by God to accomplish his purposes.  Listen and hear what God says about "Partners in Paradise."

Genesis 2:18-25(ESV)

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

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