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Serving God as a Married Couple

by Sean and Ruth Finnegan on March 17, 2019

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1. Marry a Believer

Deuteronomy 7:1-8 God instructed His people not to marry those who worshipped other gods.

2 Corinthians 6:14-15 The New Testament also teaches us to avoid getting ?unequally yoked with unbelievers.?

1 Kings 11:4-9 Solomon is a prime example of someone who yielded to the negative influences of his wives.

Acts 5:1-5 Ananias and Sapphira conspired together to poison their offering with lies, and both paid the price.

1 Corinthians 7:10-16 If you?re married to an unbeliever, stay in the relationship, and be an example of godliness.

2. Commitment Enables Growth


Marriage is an intensified form of loving your neighbor as yourself.

Hebrews 10:24-25 Stir up one another to love and good works.

Romans 15:14 Instruct one another.

Hebrews 3:13 Warn one another about sin?s deceitfulness.

James 5:16 Confess your sins to one another, and pray.

Ephesians 4:32 Forgive one another, and be kind.

Galatians 6:1 Confront one another.

Galatians 6:2 Bear one another?s burdens.

3. Get on Board with the Mission Jesus Gave Us


Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus commissioned us to make disciples.

Seek opportunities to invite people in and show them God?s love: Taste and see that the LORD is good (Psalm 34:8).

Look for key moments to share a testimony or the gospel message.

Find ways to deepen and develop people?s commitment to God.

Hebrews 13:2; 1 Peter 4:9 Hospitality is key.




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