The Art of Marriage Seminar @ the Hilton Hotel, San Bernardino
UPDATE: Praise the Lord, we have enough RSVP’s to fill the room. Therefore we are no longer accepting RSVP’s. Please keep this event and all marriages in prayer. The itinerary can be viewed here.
Hosted by IPOC Ministries. The Art of Marriage is a FamilyLife® video event for married couples (and those considering marriage.) If your spouse can’t attend, please come yourself. This series is of a motion picture quality presentation, with a state-of-the-art cinematography and videography. Most importantly, the Christ centered content is bold, passionate, challenging, and provocative.
Whether your marriage is doing well or not, we all need this. This seminar will be a great investment into your marriage.
As we watch thru this series together, I promise you that through the testimonies, true stories, and confessions of many others; the Lord will touch your lives and marriages. I needed Kleenex in the last session. You will leave blessed and encouraged, and equipped with many more Biblical marital skills.
You will hear from world renowned speakers. They are including but not limited to; Dr. Voddie Baucham, Michael Easley, Dave Harvey, Mary Kassian, Albert Mohler, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and many other couples. Below are many movie trailers.
Dates: Friday night April 26th, 2013 from 7:00PM till 9:30PM. (sorry we are booked)
Then continuing Saturday April 27th, 2013 from 9:00AM till 4:00PM. (sorry we are booked)
Location: The Hilton Hotel, 285 E Hospitality Ln, San Bernardino, CA 92408
The hotels’ restaurant ‘Manhattan Grill’ will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days of the event. If you are coming from out of town, and desire to stay overnight, you can make reservations here.
So that we know how many ‘couples packets’ to order, you must RSVP by April 7th. You can either email us with your names, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or leave a voicemail at 1 800 470-2926. Sorry due to the content, no children will be allowed. Download our flier here.
In Christ, Bill Rhetts on behalf of the IPOC Board of Directors
Some don’t understand how a married couple can move thousands of miles away, leaving every family member, child, grandchildren, and relative behind.
Genesis 2:24 says “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
That applies to not only newlyweds, but that can also apply to older couples. Marriage is so important to God, that He named God’s elect the “bride” of Christ. This also means that God’s elect becomes more important than my non-elect biological family. That may not sound American, but it is a Biblical worldview.
Matthew Henry said of this verse.
III. The institution of the ordinance of marriage, and the settling of the law of it, v. 24. The sabbath and marriage were two ordinances instituted in innocency, the former for the preservation of the church, the latter for the preservation of the world of mankind. It appears (by Mt. 19:4, 5) that it was God himself who said here, “A man must leave all his relations, to cleave to his wife;” but whether he spoke it by Moses, the penman, or by Adam (who spoke, v. 23), is uncertain. It should seem, they are the words of Adam, in God’s name, laying down this law to all his posterity. 1. See here how great the virtue of a divine ordinance is; the bonds of it are stronger even than those of nature. To whom can we be more firmly bound than the fathers that begat us and the mothers that bore us? Yet the son must quit them, to be joined to his wife, and the daughter forget them, to cleave to her husband, Ps. 45:10, 11. 2. See how necessary it is that children should take their parents’ consent along with them in their marriage, and how unjust those are to their parents, as well as undutiful, who marry without it; for they rob them of their right to them, and interest in them, and alienate it to another, fraudulently and unnaturally. 3. See what need there is both of prudence and prayer in the choice of this relation, which is so near and so lasting. That had need be well done which is to be done for life. 4. See how firm the bond of marriage is, not to be divided and weakened by having many wives (Mal. 2:15) nor to be broken or cut off by divorce, for any cause but fornication, or voluntary desertion. 5. See how dear the affection ought to be between husband and wife, such as there is to our own bodies, Eph. 5:28. These two are one flesh; let them then be one soul.
Matthew Henry, Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1994), 10.