Biblical View of Marriage

The Christian worldview informs one in many areas of ethics. CNN just released a report showing that polyamory is on the rise (see here). When one leaves the Bible as the authoritative source of morality the is no end to where our sinful hearts will take us. See Romans 1 for reference. Below is the statement on marriage recently adopted in our church constitution.

 

MARRIAGE –We believe in the holy covenant of marriage. After creating male and female, God created marriage for them (Gen. 2:18-25). Marriage is a covenant in which a man and woman leave their parents and form a lifelong monogamous bond for the purposes of: picturing the relationship of Christ and His Church (Eph. 5:22-33), companionship (Gen 2:20), procreation (Gen 1:28; Mal. 2:15), pleasure (Prov. 5:18-20; Heb. 13:4), and a deterrent from temptation (I Cor. 7:2, 9). Thus marriage is a permanent covenant broken only by death and specific scriptural exceptions such as unrepentant adultery, Mt 19:9. Furthermore, all expressions of sexuality outside of the bonds of marriage are deemed sinful sexual immorality. These include, but are not limited, to acts and lifestyles such as homosexuality, bestiality, prostitution, polygamy, polyandry, and polyamory. (Hebrews 13:4; Genesis 1:28 & 2:18; Matthew 19:1-6; Romans 1:26-28) We further believe that those practicing such acts should be treated with love, respect and presented the life-changing news of the Gospel. Church membership is available to all those who repent of their sin and believe the Gospel 1 Cor 6:11.

 

You can view the entire constitution here.



Family Life Seminar

Join us November 16th from 9am to Noon for a

Family Life Seminar

 family life

Speakers

Dr. Susan Tasker

Bio info here.

Dr. Sherry Campbell

Bio info here.

Schedule

9-9:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 -10:30 1st Session

10:30-11:00 Coffee/Refreshments & Discussion

11:00-Noon 2nd Session

 

Cost

$5 per individual (suggested donation at registration).

 

Topics

  • Boundaries within Marriage
  • Parenting Issues


New Lifegroup for Married Couples

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Life Builders is a new small group for married adults. All ages are welcome, but the group is primarily made up of couples in their mid-thirties to 50’s. For the fall 2013 the group is going through Paul Tripp’s video series “What did you expect?” a series about redeeming the realities of marriage. The group meets on the church campus and childcare is provided since it is during the Sunday School time.

This group will meet every Sunday effective 10/27/2013 until 12/15/2013 at 11:30 AM 

Sign-up Here.

Sign-Up Here



Couples Conference 2012

Couples Conference

A relationship, like an engine, needs maintenance. Here’s your opportunity to  give yours a tune-up. Whether you’ve been married for 50 years or are seriously dating, you’re invited to our Couples Conference.

Session Topics Include:

  •  Communicating With Your Spouse
  • Love Languages
  • Forgiving Your Spouse
  • Celebrating Your Marriage
  • The Roles of Husband and Wife
  • Preventive Maintenance for your Marriage

This year’s speakers are John & Melissa Miller.  

Friday-Sunday| June 1-3

Fri. 7-9pm, Sat. 8:30-noon—Microtel Conf. Room in Keyser

Sat. Ladies Banquet 6-9pm—GLBC (Melissa Speaking)

Sun. 9:45-Noon & 6pm—GLBC

www.GospelLife.us/couplesconference2012

There is no cost for this conference; however, space is limited so fill out the form below to sign up.