Heavenly Father, we know that you designed marriage. You created it and you defined it as the union of one man and one woman. You are the one who said, “Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
As our Supreme Court deliberates over the issue of marriage, we pray that you will cause your truth about marriage to resonate in their hearts and minds. We pray that you, by your Spirit, will remind them of your truth, guide them in their thinking, and warn them of the danger of turning their backs on your eternal word.
We pray that you, by your Spirit, will remind every elected official and every man, woman and child in our land of your standard for marriage. Cause us all to tremble at the thought that we might reject you and your word to our own harm.
Please prompt the justices of our Supreme Court to reflect on your word and to align their ruling with your abiding truth. This we pray in the name of Jesus, amen.
Heavenly Father, we are reminded of what your Son taught us about marriage, when he said, “He who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore, a
man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.’”
We pray together that as the justices of the Supreme Court consider the issue of marriage, your Spirit will be at work to cause the words of your Son to penetrate deeply into their hearts and minds, so that their deliberations will be guided not just by the Constitution and the law but by your abiding standards of right and wrong. Grant them a deep awareness that you and you alone are God.
Our Founders sought to conform our public policy as a nation to the “laws of nature and nature’s God.” We know, Father, that man-woman marriage is prescribed by the laws of nature and even more importantly is prescribed by your eternal law.
Please guide the deliberations of our Supreme Court so that they will be prompted by your Spirit to conform the law of our land to your law as our God. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Heavenly Father, we freely confess as the people of the United States that we are a sinful people. We confess our many sexual sins, the sins of lust and pornography, of sexual immorality, of adultery, of unbiblical divorce, and of homosexuality. We confess that our sexual sins have led to the death of 56 million innocent babies while still in the womb.
We know these sins merit your wrath and your judgment. We tremble for our country when we reflect that you are a just God and your justice cannot sleep forever. We beg you to forgive us of our many sins, and cause a spirit of repentance and spiritual renewal to sweep across this land.
We plead with you not to hold our sins against us as the Supreme Court deliberates over the institution of marriage. We acknowledge that if sexual behavior which is an abomination in your sight is not just protected but celebrated by the highest court in our land it will inevitably bring your judgment upon our land.
We beg you on bended knee to forgive us and protect us from our own sinful folly. Please turn the hearts of the Supreme Court to you and your truth. In the name of Jesus, amen.
Heavenly Father, we acknowledge that our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. We know that Satan hates all that you are and stand for, and that the attack on marriage and the family comes ultimately from him.
We know he is a deceiver, a liar and the father of all lies, and we know that many in our culture have believed his lies about sexuality, including members of our Supreme Court. We pray that your Spirit will reveal to each of these justices every lie they have believed, whether that lie comes from the world, their own flesh, or the devil himself.
TWO Becoming ONE: What a Journey!
Adrian Rogers – “Man is far superior than woman, at being a man. Woman is far superior than man, at being a woman.” The differences are amazing and natural.
*Adam didn’t find a mate suitable for him when he named all the animals.
Beastiality is not God’s Design
God made a woman for Adam, not another man.
Homosexuality is not God’s design.
God made on woman for Adam, not two women.
Polygamy is not God’s design.
I. The Position of Two
Ephesians 5:23 “….the husband is the head of the wife as also Christ is the head of the Church…”
A. Physically (I Peter 3:7)
“Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives with understanding of their weaker nature yet showing them honor….
1. Men are the provider and the protector (Physically stronger)
2. Women are the nurturers (Physically softer)
1. He has more energy. (Hare) “Pointman” “Trailblazer”
2. She has more durability. (Tortoise) “Support” “Supply”
TWO Becoming ONE: What a Journey
II. The Disposition of the TWO
Song of Solomon (3:1-4, 4:1-5)
A. In the Relationship
1. The man is the gardener.
2. The woman is the nurturer.
3. Men respond to physical sight.
4. Women respond to romance.
B. In the Reception (of information)
1. Men primarily use the left hemisphere of the brain
Which controls logic, reasoning, and calculation. Women use both hemispheres (right side deals with
Feeling, emotion, sympathy, love, intuition.)
2. Women are spider-web thinkers – thinking like a
Radar. Men are step-by-step thinkers – thinking like
III. The Communication of the TWO
A. With Information
1. Women speak in code. (I Peter 3:7) “understanding”
2. Men speak in reports.
B. With Passion
Eph. 5:33 – “To sum up, each one of you is to love his wife as
Himself, and the wife is to respect her husband.”
TWO Becoming ONE: What a Journey
1. The deepest need of the woman is romance. “cherished”
(to be loved)
2. The deepest need of a man is admiration. (respect)
*God made us different that He might makes us one.
*God made both man and woman in need of a Saviour. We are not only husband and wife, but because of the blood of Christ we can be forgiven and spiritually cleansed and because of that we can also be brother and sister in Christ.