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17 Jun Marriage: Some Assembly Required

I think there is a stigma when it comes to messages about marriage. I have often heard people say, “I have a good marriage, so I don’t need to read a book about it.”

Although I understand where they are coming from, the logic is flawed. No good business owner would ever say, “Things are going well, so I don’t need to read a book or go to a seminar to improve my business.” No, a good business owner constantly seeks to learn how to grow, expand, and improve his or her business.

You may have an amazing marriage, but you haven’t exhausted the promises of God. That’s why The Story of Marriage has been created for people in all seasons of marriage.

The Bible says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain” (Psalm 127:1 NIV). Building a house is hard work. Can you imagine how difficult it would be if you didn’t follow the blueprint? Sure, you might finish construction without the instructions, but in the end, the strength and function of the structure would be compromised.

How many of us have only glanced at the blueprints for marriage from time to time—or even tried to build from the memory of what we have heard? As a Church, we are at the point that we are trying to defend marriage with words because the living example of our marriages is lacking. But our lives are often the only Bible people will ever read. That’s why it is so important that we follow God’s original design for marriage, allowing our lives to display His righteousness.

When we carry out God’s vision for marriage, it doesn’t need to be defended with words. When you are blessed, loved, and thriving, even those who don’t believe in God pay attention. The Bible commissions us in James 1:22 to “be doers of the word, and not hearers only” (ESV). So let’s find out what God says about marriage. Let’s rise up as a body of believers and step into the fullness of what God intended our unions to be. This message will help you on your way.

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9 Comments
  • Yurine Enly Walukow
    Posted at 08:17h, 17 June Reply

    Interesting

  • Bobby Vijay
    Posted at 09:00h, 17 June Reply

    Thank you very much MI team for this awesome initiative of the M series. Thank you John and Lisa Bevere for your support in helping marriages all around the globe. I was truly blessed to hear this message by Matt Gioia. I am 30 and single and this message has really helped me to now know a bit deeper about marriage. One suggestion from my side is that it would be awesome if you and your team can do some videos for single women and men who are going to get married or waiting to get married.God Bless !!

    • Jaylynn Widmark
      Jaylynn Widmark
      Posted at 09:05h, 17 June Reply

      Hi Bobby! Thanks so much for your comment. We’re glad you enjoyed the message! We will in fact be sharing a message for singles as part of this series. Keep an eye out here or on our social media accounts on Tuesdays for the announcement!

  • vania
    Posted at 13:08h, 17 June Reply

    I like Jesus!

  • Kristie Wall
    Posted at 08:24h, 19 June Reply

    THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU for this message!!! Powerful & relevant truth about what it takes to have a truly blessed marriage! Cannot wait for the rest of the series! Many lives/families/marriages will be transformed through this ministry! Bless you for being champions of marriage!

  • lourdes operiano cerillo
    Posted at 08:41h, 23 June Reply

    i want to learn about marriage

  • Evocionais Elisabete Hocihara
    Posted at 14:07h, 08 July Reply

    Eu tenho um excelente casamento, Graças a Deus, temos divergências e conflitos como todo casal e todo ser humano, meu esposo é um excelente marido e pai. E eu me esforço para “tentar” ser uma esposa bíblica, mas estou sempre aprendendo, não rejeito nenhum estudo sobre casamento, estou acompanhando a série. Gosto de pregações sobre casamento, mais especificamente a união entre o esposo e a esposas. Teremos uma reunião em minha casa amanhã com um pastor cujo ministério e sobre casamento, estou ansiosa por ouvi-lo. Quero muito aprender e quem sabe um dia receber direção de Deus para trabalhar neste ministério. Não tenho conhecimento acadêmico e por enquanto também não tenho nenhuma autoridade ou unção sobre isto, mas espero mesmo assim ser capacitada por Deus, para trabalhar com este ministério que eu amo e gosto muito de aprender cada vez mais.

  • JIM LAUDELL
    Posted at 19:15h, 12 August Reply

    Thanks, Matt, for reminding us the biblical marriage is still the best antidote against a world of evil

  • Eliana Boke S
    Posted at 03:54h, 27 November Reply

    Thanks Matt, I am blessed and humbled to have heard this. I am in Kenya and getting married in 9 months time. this sermon is for all believers dealing with any area of there lives because we have been called to rule in Christ. keep up the good work and lots of blessing to you and also the Bvere’s

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