Adam and Eve: God’s Plan, Part 7

Jul 31, 2013 by

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“Learn to love well to be well loved.”

Today we finish up our series on Adam and Eve. It you have missed any part, here they are:

Part 1: Partners

Part 2: Covenant Marriage

Part 3: Selflessness

Part 4: Taking Responsibility

Part 5: Strategies – Devotion and Demonstrate

Part 6: Strategies – Dialogue and Delight

In Genesis we see God restore Adam and Eve. Yes, they still had consequences for their choices, as do we. It was never the same as originally designed for them, or us, but God still restored them and can restore our marriages. We too can blame Adam and Eve for putting us in this situation, but we will not play the blame game. Each of us needs to take responsibility and start where we currently are in our relationships.

In a first time move, God sacrificed an animal for atonement (payment) of man’s sins when he provided Adam and Eve clothes to wear to cover their now-realized nakedness. He began the restoration process. What a beautiful word picture here of God’s redemption of mankind, and His desire for us to be healed and made whole again relationally. He wanted Adam and Eve to be in a restored relationship with Him and with one another. This demonstrates in a beautiful way God’s amazing love for us, and how He desires for us to be reconciled in relationships.

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Adam and Eve: God’s Plan, Part 6

Jul 29, 2013 by

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“Learn to love well to be well loved.”

Over the last couple of weeks we have been discussing marriage from the view of the lives of Adam and Eve. We began with God’s Plan for marriage through being partners and living in covenant. Then we looked at what Adam and Eve learned from their mistakes in how to be selfless and to take responsibility. Finally, Jim showed us two strategies for returning to God’s original plan for marriage. Today, I will discuss two more strategies for improving our marriages and living out God’s design.

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Adam and Eve: God’s Plan, Part 5

Jul 24, 2013 by

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 “Learn to love well to be well loved.”

So, now that we have talked about lessons Adam and Eve have taught us (Part 3 and Part 4) – even from their poor decisions – just how do we live out this covenant called marriage? What is the strategy to implement the ideas we have been discussing?

In other words, how do we live out God’s plan for our marriages as we discussed in Part 1 and Part 2? The next two blogs will discuss some practical strategic steps for us to apply in our own marriages to bring us back to God’s perfect design.

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Adam and Eve: God’s Plan, Part 4

Jul 22, 2013 by

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 “Learn to love well to be well loved.”

So far in our Adam and Eve series we have covered God’s Plan for marriage – live as partners and live a covenant marriage not a contract. We have seen how Adam and Eve messed up their marriage first by selfish acts and how we really need to center our marriage in Selflessness. Today, we are going to look at another lesson from their marriage – Responsibility.

After Adam and Eve disobeyed God by eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, God confronts them.

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Adam and Eve: God’s Plan, Part 3

Jul 17, 2013 by

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 “Learn to love well to be well loved.”

We began our Adam and Eve Series: God’s Plan with Part 1 (Partners) and Part 2 ( Covenant).

As we continue the discussion of marriage through the lens of Adam and Eve, we are reminded that greed leads to selfish acts. Through their challenges and wrong acts, Adam and Eve teach us is to learn Selflessness over Selfishness.

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