Introduction, Genesis 2:18-25

Beginnings is a series of sermons from the Pentateuch that seeks to provide a foundation for all faith and study by emphasizing its teachings concerning the covenants, and the one who eventually fulfills those covenants, Jesus Christ.

Biblical Marriage

·      Proper commitment:  Genesis 2:22-23.

·      Permanent commitment:  Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:1-2; Deuteronomy 24:1-4, 17:14-20; 1 Samuel 8.

·      Priority commitment:  Genesis 2:24.

·      Practical commitment:  Genesis 2:18, 20.

Pictures of Christ and His Church

·      The Bride:  Luke 22:14-20; John 14:1-3; Revelation 19:6-9; Ephesians 5:21-33.

·      The Body:  Genesis 2:21-23; Romans 5:12-21; Ephesians 4:4-16; 1 Corinthians 12:27. 

·      The Building:  Genesis 2:22; Ephesians 2:22;

Biblical Discipleship

·      Proper commitment:  Romans 6:1-3; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:38. 

·      Permanent commitment: John 6:37-40, 8:31-36, 15:1-17.  

·      Priority commitment:  Matthew 10:34-39; 12:46-50; Mark 10:28-30.

·      Practical commitment:  Philippians 1:6; Ephesians 4:4-16. 

Human Sexuality

See:  Exodus 20:14; Leviticus 18:22-28, 20:13; Genesis 2; 19:5-8; 1 Corinthians 5:1-5, 6:9-11; Acts 15:29; Colossians 3:5; Romans 1:26-27; Ephesians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:10; Jude 7; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 5:28; Revelation 21:8, 22:15.

Applications

Do I repent of my sins and to trust Jesus Christ as my Savior?

Do I need to give over control of my marriage to Jesus Christ?  In what ways can I better exhibit the love of Christ in my marriage?

Do I need to repent of my sexual behavior?  If God is able to raise the dead, will he be able to help me with my this?

Do I need to join a local church?  How can I, in the context of my local church, help it to be a helper fit for Christ?  

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