October 18, 2020

再思婚姻觀: Rethinking the View on Marriage

神以創造者與立約者的身份將猶大人帶回神設立婚姻的基礎。婚姻出問題都是因為離開了神設立婚姻的根基, 根基若毀壞了,人還能作什麼?

Through Malachi, the Lord God — who is Creator and Covenant-maker — reminded Israel that they break their covenant with Him when they fail to honor their marriage vows or marry outside of the faith. This week, Rev. Jeremiah Cheung warns us to be on our guard and remain faithful.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

Malachi 2:10-16

Life Group Discussion Guide

1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)

  • Choose 2 LG members to share a devotion they recently had.

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)

  • What does it mean to have ‘one Father’?
  • How is marriage related to our service to God? Why is marriage important to God? How does this show His covenant with the Israelites?
  • What was the issue with foreign women? Why is God against intermarriage? (Deut. 7:3-4)
  • How is a covenant different from a contract?
  • What have you learned about God through this passage?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)

  • What are your commitments to God? How are you honoring God in your commitments?
  • Has there been a time when you grieved God’s heart due to your unfaithfulness to Him? Please share.
  • When you break God’s heart, how do you respond? What struggles do you encounter in turning back to Him?
  • For the married: In what ways are you depending on God’s grace and power in your marriage?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)

  • If there’s any unfaithfulness in your heart towards God, what will you do with it and how are you going to do it?
  • For the married: Think of one way you can improve in your marriage that will bring honor to God.

6. Engage God in prayer (20-30 mins)

  • Pray for each other’s needs and concerns. (10-15 minutes)
  • Pray for our country. (10-15 minutes)
    • Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services and related activities to reopen at 50% capacity under GCQ and 100% under MGCQ per DTI.
    • Families and cities affected by typhoons and Monsoon rains.

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