Speaker: Ty Neal
Date: October 19, 2014
Have you ever wondered why life seems so random and scattered? It's as if our lives are much too complex and overly divided. Think about the various areas of our lives. We have our relational area of life which may include a significant other, kids and friends. We have our work area where we spend 40+ hours a week. We have finances to manage and possessions to keep up. We also have our spiritual lives that must be attended to. On top of those, we have our inner life of varying emotions; such as pain, joy and expectations which seem to go unmet. With a life that seems so compartmentalized, is there any hope of drawing them all together to make sense of the chaos? The Bible gives us good news! Life is all connected! But how? Join us October 12th - December 14th as we discover how the gospel connects all aspects of life together as one unified whole.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."
Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, "This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man." Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.
and the two shall become one flesh.' So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.