1. I love this family Of God,
So closely knitted into one,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family

2. I bless this family of God,
So greatly prospered by the Lord,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family

3. I know this family of God,
So deeply rooted in the word,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family

4. I see this family of God,
So highly lifted above all,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family

5. Come and join this family of God,
So highly favoured by the Lord,
They have taken me into their arms
And ‘am so glad to be
A part of this great family

10 minutes for Opening Prayer, Praise and Worship
10 minutes for Testimonies
15 minutes for Bible Discussion
15 minutes for General Prayers
10 minutes for Questions & Answers
5 minutes for Welcoming New Members
10 minutes for Announcements,
Offering,House Fellowship Anthem & Closing Prayers.

*PRAYER POINT*: Father, please grant me the grace not defile my body.





BIBLE PASSAGE: Genesis 24:1-27
And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the LORD had blessed Abraham in all things.
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the land from whence thou camest?
And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again.
The LORD God of heaven, which took me from my father’s house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me, and that sware unto me, saying, Unto thy seed will I give this land; he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife unto my son from thence.
And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again.
And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.
And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that women go out to draw water.
And he said, O LORD God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham.
Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water:
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.
And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.
And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up.
And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink.
And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.
And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.
And the man wondering at her held his peace, to wit whether the LORD had made his journey prosperous or not.
And it came to pass, as the camels had done drinking, that the man took a golden earring of half a shekel weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels weight of gold;
And said, Whose daughter art thou? tell me, I pray thee: is there room in thy father’s house for us to lodge in?
And she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah, which she bare unto Nahor.
She said moreover unto him, We have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in.
And the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the LORD.
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of my master Abraham, who hath not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, the LORD led me to the house of my master’s brethren.

*INTRODUCTION*: God is the Author of Marriage, Genesis 2:18,21-24. He created this institution of Marriage for a purpose.

And also, for Marriage to meet up with His desires, He founded it upon some fundamental principles. He is the All Knowing God, a Designer, per excellence, that knoweth the end product, even before the commencement of the design. Isaiah 46:10.

As much as this institution is honourable, one of the greatest stumbling blocks to its blissfulness is keeping the bed undefiled before and after wedding. Hebrews 13:4.

*MEMORY VERSE*: And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. Genesis 24:16.

*TEXT REVIEW*: Genesis 24:1-27
i. God blesses a marriage that honours Him.
ii. God has specification for the marriage He constituted.
iii. Marriage should be between God’s children.
iv. God directs the step of the righteous.
v. He will always give you a signal when the marriage decision is not right.
vi. At the end the name of God will be praise in your marital life

*God’s Purposes of Marriage*
1. To provide grlp meet for the husband. Genesis 2:18.
2. To allow for procreation. Genesis 1:26-28.
3. To allow for full and complete fellowship with God. Genesis 3:8
4. To make allowance for those who could not control their appetite for sex without committing sin. 1 Cor. 7:2, 7-9.
5. To allow for close intimacy in relationship between the husband and wife and subsequently God.
6. To be able to raise Godly children. Proverbs 22:6; Genesis 18:19; Ephesians 6:4.
7. To discourage loneliness. Genesis 2:18.

*God’s Fundamental Principles of Marriage*
1. It is recommended by God. Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. Proverbs 18:22
2. It must be between male and female adults. And not the same sex type which is an aberration of God’s standard. Mark 10:6-8.
3. It should he entered into by compatibles guided by the Holy Spirit. Amos 3:3.
4. Its foundation should be based on the Fear if the Lord and strict adherence to the Holy Bible as is Constitution.
5. It is meant for matured minds (spiritually, physically, economically, emotionally).
6. Care must be taken that right from inset, God us involved and He is the pilot of the ship.
7. Parents’ consent must be obtained. Genesis 34:12; Exodus 22:17.
8. It is a lifelong partnership. Mark 10:2-12.

*SUMMARY*: Marriage undefiled is an honour to God.

*CONCLUSION*: Marriage should be holy (1 Peter 1:15-16) and it is only a clean vessel that can achieve God’s deaired results. 2 Tim. 2:20-22. It is a lifelong contract that will call to question the tenacity of our belief in God spiritually, physically, emotionally. No wonder, God is emphasizing the fact that we should not defile our body so that Holy Spirit will be able to live within us and also help us to overcome every challenge that the devil may throw at us like Job.

*ASSIGNMENT*: Why did God establish marriage?

1. Father, thank you for today’s message because, it us only the child that the father loves that He chastises.
2. Father, please help me to keep me my body clean for the habitation of the Holy spirit.
3. Father, please give your Youth and Young Adults the grace not to defile their bodies, especially in RCCG and thus Nation – Nigeria, and the world at large.
4. Father, please give my marriage the spiritual strength to remain honourable before you.
5. Father, please still every storm facing marriages today in Jesus’ name.
6. Father, please provide out life partners for every of our youth and young adults desiring to settle down
7. Father, continue to make Daddy and Mummy G.O’s marriage our role model.

*MONDAY*: Genesis 1:28. Father, please let my marriage fulfill your purposes.

*TUESDAY*: Genesis 18:19; Proverbs 22:6. Father, please grant my marriage the grace to raise godly children.

*WEDNESDAY*: Proverbs 6:20-33. Father, frustrate the subtle moves of Satan and his marine kingdom to defile our youths and young adults.

*FRIDAY*: Hebrews 13:4. Father, please release unto us the grace not to defile our body, our marriage, our matrimonial bed; neither allow us to break our marital vows throughout our life journey in Jesus’ name.

*SATURDAY*: Genesis 2:18, Father, please remove every spirit of loneliness in our marriages.

*SUNDAY*: John 14:27. Oh Lord, let your peace reign permanently in every home in Jesus’ name.


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