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God's Blueprint For Marriage and  Family

Pastor David L. Brown, Ph.D.

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There is no doubt about it! God has a blueprint for building strong, successful Marriages and Families! He has clearly drawn out that blueprint in the Bible. Lets review Gods Blueprint one more time.

1. Gods Blueprint For Married Couples: It is Gods design and will that each married couple leave their parents, cleave to each other and become intimately involved (one flesh) with each other.

2. Gods Blueprint For Husbands: It is Gods design and will that each husband love his own wife and lead her.

3. Gods Blueprint For Wives: It is Gods design and will that each wife submit to her own husband and assist, aid and complete him.

4. Gods Blueprint For Communication: It is Gods design and will that family members listen and talk with each other often, within the context of self-control.

5. Gods Blueprint For Commitment: It is Gods design and will that each family member be committed to Christ, spouses be committed to each other, and parents be committed to their children.

6. Gods Blueprint For Parents: It is Gods design and will that each parent rear their children biblically, communicate with them constantly, and love them fervently.

7. Gods Blueprint For Children: It is Gods design and will that children obey and honor their parents when they are young and honor their parents when they are old.

I am reminded of what we read in Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

Marriages that last, and families that are strong, build according to Gods Blueprint. Building on any other foundation is like building on the sand.

The Biblical Equation for Marriage
Marriage = 1 Man + 1 Women for 1 Lifetime

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Where Will You Spend Eternity?

"Well," you ask, "how would I know?" Thank God, according to the Bible, not only can you know, but you can choose where you will spend eternity.

Now we all believe or at least most claim to believe in the Bible as Gods Word. We believe in eternity and know that life is short. The Bible itself asks, "What is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away" (James 4:14).

Many claim to believe in heaven and in hell, yet, unfortunately, show little concern over their eternal destiny. We are far more concerned about this life than the next, yet we know that eternity is endless. The Word of God describes it as being "forever and ever" (Revelation 22:5).

Just thinkan eternity to be spent forever, either in the perfect paradise called heaven or in the terrible torments of hell.

Surely well agree that it is just good sense to prepare for eternity now, before it is forever too late. God says, "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the iudgment (Hebrews 9:27).

Well," you say, "I believe in God, go to church, and live the best I can. What else can I do?"

Now believing in God, attending church, and doing ones best are all admirable; yet, according to the Word of God, the Holy Bible, these cannot get us to heaven. Neither, according to God, can our church membership, baptism, confirmation, nor our good deeds attain for us eternal life.

But God has provided an answer to the matter of life and death, heaven and hell. It is an answer so simple it is frequently overlooked.

A religious leader named Nicodemus came to Jesus one night for help. Jesus told him, "You must be born again," and expanded this to include all of us by stating quite emphatically, "Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). Pretty dogmatic perhaps, but these are the words of Christ Himself.

Some today, like Nicodemus, will ask, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mothers womb, and be born? (John 3:41). But Jesus answers, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of Spirit is spirit" (John 3:6), stating again that one must experience a spiritual rebirth in order to enter heaven "You must be born again" (John 3:7).

Now, have you been born again? Have you experienced this spiritual rebirth? This is the one thing, according to the Bible, that will determine your eternal destiny.

So, for those who really want to know how to be born again, here is the answer from Gods Word.

We must recognize that we are sinners, that weve all violated Gods law. The Bible says, "All have sinned, and come short of the glory of God . . . There is none righteous, no, not one . . . There is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us . . . If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His Word is not in us" (Romans 3:23, 10; Ecclesiastes 7:20; I John 1:8, 10).

We must repent of our sins. The Bible says that God commandeth all men everywhere to repent" (Acts 17:30). Jesus said, Except you repent, you shall all likewise perish" (Luke 13:3). And it is not so difficult to repent as we pause to think of what our sins have cost God. It was for our sins that God, the Creator and King of this universe, left His home in heaven and came to earth in the Person of the Lord Jesus to suffer and bleed and die that we might be forgiven. "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us" (I John 3:16). Then Jesus rose from the dead, proving His victory over sin and death.

We must receive Christ into our hearts and lives as our Savior. We read in the first chapter of John, speaking of the Lord Jesus, "He was in the world, and the world was made by Him, and the world knew Him not. He came unto His own, and His own received Him not. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name" (John 1:10-12).

The moment we open our hearts to the Lord Jesus and place our complete trust in Him and Him alone as our Savior, God promises to forgive our sins, save our soul, and reserve for us a home in heaven. Then, on the authority of the Word of God, we can know where well spend eternity. God says, "These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that you may know that you have eternal life" (I John 5:13). and Jesus promises, "He that heareth My word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life" (John 5:24).

Now, are you willing to settle the matter of your eternal destiny? Will you do it? You can, right this moment. I sincerely hope that you will. Why not call upon the Lord right now and ask him to Save you from your sins.

Pray something like this -- Dear Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I believe that you, Lord Jesus Christ, died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I now repent of my sins and trust only in you Christ to save me from my sins and take me to Heaven. Come into my life, forgive my sins and save my soul. Thank you for hearing my prayer. AMEN

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Written by Arthur DeMoss
Used by permission of The American Tract Society of Garland Texas

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