Big Truth:

God Gives Marriage

Genesis 2:18-23; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 19:3-6; Mark 10:6-12; Ephesians 5:28-33

Bible Verse:

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 2:24

Big Ideas:

  • Marriage is a good gift from God, not an invention of man.
  • Marriage is a gift of companionship.
  • Marriage exists for worship of God.
  • Marriage is a means of advancing the mission of God.

Bible Story:

Genesis 2:15-25

Everything is from God because He is the beginning of all things. Marriage is God’s plan and invention. From the very beginning, He created man and woman and put them together to form a marriage and a family. Marriage is a reflection of God and is part of His great plan for His creation.



God created everything. Everything we see, hear, feel, taste, and that exists was created by Him. Not only did He create everything, but He created everything perfectly, including humanity. He created mankind in His very image and likeness to reflect His worth. All of creation was made just like He wanted and designed it to be. To His delight, God looked at everything He made and declared that it was good. All creation exists for God, is good, and was created to bring Him glory.

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Every child should know that:

  • God created the family.

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Every child should:

  • Practice serving the members of their family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful for the gift of family that God has given them.

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Every child should want:

  • To honor and respect their family.