So, let’s pray, asking for God’s help for all of us as we hear His Word. Let’s seek Him in prayer.
Our great God, we do thank you for the Lord’s day. We thank you that You have given us this privilege to worship You. We thank you that You have given us this privilege to hear Your Word. We confess, Lord, that we need Your Holy Spirit to come and take Your Word, and bring it home with grace and power to each one of our minds and hearts and lives. That we would not be hearers of the Word only, but we would be hearers and doers of the Word of God. We ask, our gracious Father in Heaven, that You would give Your Spirit to all of us, from the youngest to the oldest; that we would know You speaking to each one of us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Well, I’ve been asked here to preach some messages from the Word of God. On two previous occasions, here in North Bergen, I’ve preached messages regarding the Bible’s teaching about marriage, and your pastors believe that it would be wise and good for me to come here again, not just today, but, God willing, next Sunday, and then perhaps some other times in the near future, in order to preach some of these messages—actually all of these messages, that’s forty—but to preach messages concerning the Bible’s teaching about marriage. They’ve asked me to go back to the very beginning. This is a series that I’ve done at Trinity Baptist Church, so they asked me that I would today go to the very beginning. So that’s what I’m planning to do.
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