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John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Divine Blueprint for Marriage

Marriage for Lovers & Aspirers
Divine Blueprint for Marriage
 March 24, 2013 
Memory Verse: Genesis 2:24 (NKJV) “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

First, Change Your Priorities.
Genesis 2:24 (HCSB) 24 This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.

Luke 14:26 (NKJV) 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.

Second, Commit to the Permanence of Marriage
Genesis 2:24 (ESV) 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Illustration: “I’ll Stay With You” —Our Daily Bread

Genesis 34:3 (NKJV) 3 His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.

Illustration: Marriage Hangs By A Thread

Third, Commit to the Process of Becoming One Flesh.
Genesis 2:24 (NIV) 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.


Illustration: Proposing Every Day
 In France, the Count of Chabrol, Jean Camille, is reported to have proposed to his wife every day of their wedded life for life. This he did on bended knee. Totally, he repeated the same lines almost 23,000 times. And he stuttered to the last day. --Paul Lee Tan

2 Corinthians 6:14 (NKJV) 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness?