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UNTIL DEATH DO US PART!

Lesson No.

6

Aug 5, 2023

Subject: UNTIL DEATH DO US PART!

Scripture Reading: Matthew 19: 1 – 12

Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 7: 39


Objective: To amplify the seriousness and permanence of the marriage union.


Introduction: Marriage is ‘till death do us part.’ Death breaks the marriage bond. Marriage was instituted and blessed by God; it is precious and mirrors God’s relationship with His people, the church. If we truly believe the word of God, then divorce, which is a common practise in today’s society, would be a thing of the past. Every marriage should be carefully considered, for marriage is for life. Both the man and woman should carefully consider whether they can cleave to each other through the vicissitudes of life as long as they both shall live.


1. What does the bible say about he who finds a wife? Proverbs 31: 10 and what is further said about the man? Genesis 2: 23 – 24


2. Who is said to be the witness between the man and his wife? Malachi 2: 14 and how serious is the vow made by both parties before God? Deuteronomy 23: 21


3. The bible raises the bar for the marriage standard. How is this highlighted in 1 Corinthians 7: 10 – 11; and what did God say about putting away? Malachi 2: 16 (part a)


4. While differences exist regarding what consummates a marriage, how were two people joined together as a result of culture in the Old Testament? Genesis 2: 24, Genesis 29: 21 – 23; Jesus came into the world to rectify mistakes and restore God’s original design of marriage. How are we warned in this present time? Matthew 19: 6 & 9, 1 Corinthians 7: 39


Note: The scriptures did not give us a direct statement saying that ‘to be married one must....’, however the scriptures say ‘a man should leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife and they shall be one flesh.’ In addition, there is no biblical ground to support that a marriage is consummated and valid through sexual intercourse and in turn can be made null and void due to unfulfilled consummation. God takes our vows seriously, whether done out of desperation, recklessness, or any other reason (when thou vowest a vow, differ not to pay).


5. Society glamorizes divorce, which often seeps into the church. What was said about divorce then? Deuteronomy 24: 1 – 2; and is this binding now? Mark 10: 2 – 12


6. How did the disciples respond to Jesus’ teaching on divorce? Matthew 19: 9 – 10; and what was further said by the Messiah? Matthew 19: 11 – 12


7. ‘Until death’ to some is a hard saying. What advice is given to those who are reluctant to enter into this lifelong union? 1 Corinthians 7: 6 – 9, Ecclesiastes 4: 9 – 10


8. Before entering into marriage, how are believers cautioned? Deuteronomy 7: 2 – 6, 1 Kings 11: 2, 2 Corinthians 6: 14


Note: Marriage should not be something you try to see if it works out. God wants happy marriages. If you are contemplating marriage choose your companion wisely, watch the development character in the one whom you think to make a life partner and solemnly and prayerfully seek divine intervention. In addition, to those who are already married, God considers your union to be honourable, and so He expects both parties to dedicate themselves to the relationship to make it work- UNTIL DEATH!!

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