“Guard God’s Good Gift of Marriage”
Pastor John Gensmer’s Sermon: “Guard God’s Good Gift of Marriage”
October 17th, 2021 at Abiding Love Lutheran Church
I. It is Good
II. Guard the Gift
18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
19 Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and all the birds in the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals.
But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
23 The man said, 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.