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Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

We tend to look at our lives in a very physical manner, and this applies to our relationships, including marriage. ...

In Defense of Marriage

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the last few weeks, we have witnessed a firestorm of controversy surrounding the institution of marriage. ...

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Four)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Psalm 128 illustrates how properly honoring and working with God within marriage and the family produces the finest product for His Kingdom. ...

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Seven)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The biblical concept of husband and wife being "one flesh" is far more involved than many people think. ...

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Six)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Moses writes in Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. ...

The Sacredness of Marriage

Article by James Beaubelle

Scripture holds the divinely ordained institution of marriage in high regard. Here is why God considers marriage to be so important to us, society, and His purpose.

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part One)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In the United States, marriage has been under assault for many years, at least for the last five or six decades. ...

Christian Marriage (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, reflecting on the dismal track record of a great many second and third marriages, suggests that liberals have sullied the marriage institution, ordained by God Almighty to be permanent and holy, elevating debased homosexual and transgender . . .

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Three)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

It is God's involvement that provides the blessings and advantages to the Christian marriage. He makes Himself a party to the marriage covenant ...

Sex, Sin and Marriage

'Ready Answer' by Staff

Sex and marriage are God-given experiences that Christians need a proper perspective of. Thus, God gives us His seventh commandment: You shall not commit adultery.

Christian Marriage (Part One)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, referring to a recent study reported by Psychology Today, stating that cohabitation has led to increased divorce, marital violence, and lack of fidelity after marriage, points out that mass media has shamelessly used sex to promote material. . .

Marriage—A God-Plane Relationship (Part Five)

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A chief purpose of marriage and family is to teach proper, godly government. It provides a conducive environment to learn both how to submit to authority and how to oversee others in love. ...

Homosexual Marriage?

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Homosexuality is not a lifestyle, but a sin directly against God, flouting God's creation of male and female, and perverting the natural use of the human body.

The Perfect Marriage

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, describing the merciless assault on marriage and family values by godless forces such as feminism, homosexuality, and free sex, suggests that under the best of conditions, marriage takes work to make it succeed. Next to baptism, marriag. . .

Why Bother With Fathers?

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

American singer/songwriter Billy Joel, 60, is getting divorced'again. He and his third wife, former Top Chef host Katie Lee, 27, are splitting after five years of marriage. ...

The Seventh Commandment

Bible Study by Martin G. Collins

The seventh commandment protects family relationships from a sexual standpoint. This study delves into why sexual sins are so destructive and why God wants His children to be chaste and pure.

Christian Dating: Advice for Today

Article by Staff

How are the young people in the greater church of God supposed to approach the dating situation today? This article addresses this issue and gives advice on dating, sex and enjoying your youth.

Called Their Name Adam

Sermon by Mark Schindler

Mark Schindler, reflecting on the relatively hollow sound of a song sung by Steve Lawrence when lacking the accompaniment of his late wife, focuses on God's specific purpose statement in Genesis 1:26, namely, that He is making mankind in God's image. Part . . .

Divorce and Remarriage

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon problems understanding the W.C.G. 1974 doctrinal decision on Divorce and Remarriage, contends that any given doctrine must be built layer by layer, combining and comparing scriptures rather than allowing one scripture (such. . .

Leadership and Covenants (Part Six)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Despite having served mankind well for millennia, marriage is crumbling under a three-pronged attack. Marriage is vital to understanding God's purpose.

Matthew (Part 25)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reiterates that chapter 18 provides instructions to how to get along in the church. Jesus teaches a parable contrasting the enormity of what we are forgiven to what we forgive others. Our forgiveness by God is directly connected with our fo. . .

What's Wrong With 'Here Comes the Groom'?

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, averring one of the major things for which we can be thankful is the marriage covenant, examines some of the chilling, corrosive, and detrimental consequences to a society which spurns the God-given marriage covenant. Radical feminism has t. . .

The Seventh Commandment (1997)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

For decades, sexual sins have topped the list of social issues. The problem is unfaithfulness. The seventh commandment has natural and spiritual penalties.

The Great Mystery

Sermonette by Gary Garrett

Gary Garrett, focusing on the mystery of the marriage covenant in Ephesians 5:32 and Genesis 2:20-25, maintains that Adam and Eve originally had a most enviable relationship with the Creator, as well as access to the Tree of Life, if they had chosen it, bu. . .

Dating Outside the Church

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Dating outside the church is fraught with dangers, yoking a believer with an unbeliever and complicating the spiritual overcoming and growth process.

Paul's 'Politically Incorrect' Advice to Titus (Part Two)

CGG Weekly by Mike Ford

Last time, we saw that the apostle Paul spoke plainly in his letter to Titus, the pastor of the churches on the island of Crete. ...

The First Prophecy (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The second part in this series of three deals with God's curse on Eve for her part in the sin in the Garden of Eden. In this curse lies the beginnings of both women's difficulties in childbearing and the battle of the sexes. The effects of this curse are s. . .

Leadership and the Covenants (Part Six)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh focuses on the apostle Paul's response to the bitter altercation between Euodia and Syntyche, women church leaders at Philippi, who succeeded in polarizing the congregation by their contentious pride, placing their obsessive desire to be ri. . .

Leadership and Covenants (Part Five)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Having laid extensive groundwork for the Bible's covenants, John Ritenbaugh begins to explore the first of these, the Edenic Covenant. Universal in scope, this covenant introduces God to mankind as his Creator and establishes the rules by which human being. . .

The Seventh Commandment

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

The Seventh Commandment—prohibiting adultery—covers the subject of faithfulness. Unfaithfulness devastates many aspects of family and society life.

Strengthening the Family

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

God ordained marriage and the family for the physical and spiritual growth and nurturing of children. God's goal is a Family composed of mature spirit beings.

The Promise in the Fifth Commandment (Part One)

'Ready Answer' by David F. Maas

In Ephesians 6:2, the apostle Paul designates the fifth commandment as "the first commandment with promise." What is the connection between honoring our parents and long life? David Maas, observing the declining family in America, reveals a vital link betw. . .

Malachi's Appeal to Backsliders (Part Two)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins continues his analysis of Malachi's appeal to the lethargic people of Judah, an appeal emphasizing God's love, reminding them that their lack of blessings emanated from their abandonment of their Covenant with God. Malachi assures them that . . .

Leadership and the Covenants (Part Five)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh maintains that becoming equipped for leadership requires that we discipline ourselves in following God's way of life, allowing the mind of Jesus Christ to be in us in order to please and glorify God. As we are imprinted with the character o. . .

Genesis 3:16: Consequences for Eve

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, describing the development of the Feminist movement from its beginning in England, France, and later in the United States, suggests that the strident demands for abortion and in-your-face demands for 'equality' have led to high degree o. . .

God's Pattern of the Family

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, cautioning us that radical feminism has deteriorated and compromised all human institutions—from governmental, educational, corporate, religious (including certain segments of the greater church of God) right down to the family struct. . .

The Seventh Commandment: Adultery

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In Amos' prophecy, faithlessness and sexual immorality loom large, like a a prostitute chasing after lovers. Faithlessness extends into not keeping one's word.

The Real Solution to Baggy Pants

CGG Weekly by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

A few months ago, as my wife and I were bustling through a local Wal-Mart on our weekly shopping "date," we came across a trio of young men slouching their way down a main aisle. ...

Dating (Part 1): The Purposes of Dating

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

A key ingredient in dating is faith in God's purpose. The relationship one has with God takes precedence over any relationship with any other human being.

The Commandments (Part 16)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh reveals that modern Israel's national sins consist of fraud, deceit and faithlessness- reflected in sexual immorality and idolatry (spiritual adultery or spiritual harlotry). Modern Israel has proved to be faithless in her covenant with Alm. . .

Dating (Part 2): The Proper Order of Things

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins suggests that many singles have found dating in the church difficult, consequently turning to the world for companionship, courting dangerous consequences. Marriage is not anything to jump into compulsively or impatiently. Before commitment . . .

Childrearing (Part 3)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh warns us that whether we like it or not, we internalize our values (good and bad) in our children, teaching largely by example. If we do not take seriously the responsibility for rearing our children, somebody else will. Sadly, the evil inf. . .

The Perfect Wife

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Richard Ritenbaugh, in reflecting upon biblically ordained marriage roles, realizes they are at odds or in conflict with cultural expectations, especially the influences of radical feminism and postmodernism, which viciously militate against the truths of . . .

Is it Salvational?

Sermonette by David C. Grabbe

David Grabbe, reflecting on a notion that Sabbath-keeping is not a "salvational matter," urges that the question of a matter being "salvational" is a deceptive red herring, obscuring the real question: "Is it relational?" Afte. . .

Loyalty and Submission (Part 1)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

In marriage, loyalty, trust and subjection are demanded of both partners. If we are not loyal to God and life, we are automatically subject to Satan and death.

Hebrews (Part 15)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh warns that we dare not allow a root of bitterness to spring up in us as a result of the trials we go through - those burdens intended by God to strengthen us and perfect us. We are warned not to emulate the example of Esau, whose worldly mi. . .

Childrearing (Part 1)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John Ritenbaugh observes that the family problems predicted for the end times in II Timothy stem from misguided or faulty childrearing practices. Because of this, we need to realize that: 1) God established the institutions of marriage and the family for t. . .

Christian Men: Personal Responsibility

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Martin Collins, asserting that prolonged inactivity will cause muscle mass to deteriorate, draws some compelling parallels to the equally alarming deterioration of masculine leadership, currently under attack in our culture by liberal progressive humanists. . .

Genesis 3:17-19: Consequences for Adam

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Adam sinned, having abdicated his leadership position. His posterity has been cursed with overwhelming toil just to stay ahead. We are perfected by hardship.

The Chemistry of Government

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Parents are responsible to instill in their children a deep, abiding sense of responsibility toward God, prepare them for life, and fashion them as responsible citizens in God's government. As parents, we need to analyze and learn the right principles of g. . .


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