Questions to help you dig deeper into the message
(for your family devotions or small groups):
What stood out to you most in this message?
Read our main text, Genesis 2:18-25. Why do you think God said, for the first time, that something was NOT good? Do you think this statement by God reinforces the stigma that a person can’t be complete without a spouse? Or is this simply reassuring that it’s normal to need companionship and that God doesn’t want us to be lonely? What other Scriptures help you come to your conclusions?
If you are married, what is it about your marriage that you are most grateful for?
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:23. What do you think about the idea that God not only made us in His image as ‘triune’ beings, but that our perfect match is someone that will connect with us in each of those areas?
What advice would you give to someone who is in a marriage where they ‘settled’? Read 1 Peter 3:1-3. How does this passage relate to a woman, OR a man, who might find themselves in this situation?
Pastor Michael shared the story of Jacob and Rachel/Leah. On Sunday he mentioned that from Leah, and her son Judah, came King David and eventually our Messiah, Jesus (in the recording of the message, from Saturday evening’s service, he did not mention this all-important fact). Discuss HOW a marriage that might seem imperfect could eventually see Jesus revealed.