We have followed the creation of the heavens and earth for six days. Now God is giving us the highlights of day six and the creation of man. He first created Adam, then a garden for Adam. Yet this was not enough. Man was still incomplete. God states it wasn't good for man to be alone. Join us as we look at the creation of Eve.
"The Truth About Marriage" – Eph. 5:21-33
I. The truth about marriage (Gen. 2:18-24)
A. Marriage is ordained by God
B. God made Adam blameless, but not complete (1 Cor. 7:7, 32-35)
C. God gave Adam a wife, not other proposed remedies (Gen. 2:24)
D. God gave Adam a helpmate
E. God made Adam first and made Eve for him (1 Cor. 11:7-9; 1
F. God ordained marriage, then sex, not the other way around (Mal. 2:14; 1 Cor. 6:15-16)
II. The purpose of marriage (Eph. 5:21ff)
(Mt. 22:2; Rev. 19:7-9; Is. 62:5; Rev. 21:2; Ezek. 16:8-14; Song of Songs 1:7-16)
The Sadducees come to Jesus and ask Him about the resurrection, even though they don't believe in the Resurrection. They think they will be able to trap Him, but Jesus tells them they were wrong because they did not know the Scriptures. He took them back to school and told them what they should have known. In the historical narrative of Moses and the burning bush, the Lord had told Moses that He was the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. In other words, He is the God of the living and not the dead.
The Saducees' minds were restricted to the here and now. They assumed that if there was a resurrection, it would look just like on earth – complete with marriage and everything. They didn't believe in anything they couldn't see. They couldn't imagine anything after death. But that limits the scope of the power of God Who made the heavens and the earth.
In heaven, our relationships – including our marriage relationship – will be different than they were here on earth. They will be perfect and much better than even our best days here below. In heaven, there will be far better things for us to worry about.
We must make up our mind. Do we belive in Jesus as the only way, truth, and life? Do we believe that even in the resurrection, He has great plans for us? The resurrection is real because our Savior said it is. Will we believe in it, or reject it?
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In this verse of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us to rest in and imitate Christ for the sake of those under our own authority, and to rejoice as those who are under His own authority.
Pastor Crawford delivers Part 1 of "Faithfulness in Behavior." We are to be soldiers for Christ. Enduring till the end, and faithful against opposition.
A Regular Baptist Press Study called "From Forgiven To Faithfulness." Study Guides available from RBP Store https://www.rbpstore.org/Products/0004/from-forgiven-to-faithfulness-2-timothy-titus-philemonbradult-bible-study-book
We can love our husbands by being his helpmeet, by making the home a refuge, making our marriage sexually exciting, submitting to his leadership and showing respect. Eleanor teaches wives about these give areas from a Biblical perspective.
Sin corrupts our blessings (v. 16a).
Sin incites conflicts (v. 16b).
Sin has wide-spread effects (v. 17)
Sin generates frustration (vv. 17b–19a).
Sin is consummated in death (v. 19b).
Grace in the midst of judgment.
In our sermon continuing our exposition of Paul's letter to Titus this week we will examine what the character and lives of those leading the churches of Jesus Christ are supposed to be and look like. In this study we will see what a blameless family looks like and why pastors are also called "overseers" and "stewards." Does the private and personal lives of our leaders' truly matter, be they the President of a country, a Fortune 500 CEO, or the head of a local church? Does a church leaders' marriage and the behavior of his children play a role in determining if he is fit for the ministerial office? Are fathers responsible for the salvation of their children or their conduct once they leave the home? We pray you'll join us for our sermon "The Pastoral Office (Part III)" as we seek to honor God and answer these questions biblically from our in-depth study of Titus 1:5-9!
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This sermon was delivered on September 24th, 2023, by Pastor Gustavo "Guga" Barros at Salem Reformed Baptist in Salem, Oregon.