Pastor Mike will be talking about crossing the threshold of marriage. There are important things we should know before and after saying “I Do.”
“Crossing the Threshold”
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Gen. 2:22-24 NIV
How beautiful you are, my darling, how beautiful you are!
Song of Solomon 4:1a NASB
My love is fit and strong, notable among ten thousand.
Song of Solomon 5:10 HCSB
Before you say, “I do”
Discover (needs and wants)
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Romans 12:10 NIV
Discuss (future hopes and dreams)
‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’
Jeremiah 29:11 NASB
Discern (the spiritual priorities)
Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That’s not partnership; that’s war.
2 Corinthians 6:14 MSG
Once you’ve said, “I do”
Make and Keep (Jesus as the foundation)
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Mark 10:9 NIV
…each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Ephesians 5:33 NLT
Husbands (love your wife)
Wives (respect your husband)