Alive and Yet Alone
- Mankind is the only creation that was made in the image of God (Gen. 1:27).
- Out of all his creations, God reckoned that only one of them was not good – Man.
- “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a suitable helper for him” (Gen. 2:18).
- In the Garden of Eden before the Fall of Mankind, God walked with Adam face to face and yet still said he was alone.
- While God could have met all of Adam’s needs, he chose not to meet them solely by himself.
- You are not called to clone your spouse but to compliment your spouse.
- You are not called to frustrate your spouse but to further your spouse.
- You are not called to hinder your spouse but to help your spouse.
Helper for Life
#1. Relationship with God
- Before Adam had a relationship with Eve, he had a relationship with God.
- The relationship with your God takes precedence over the relationship with your spouse.
- Your marriage will be better if you put your spouse in second position.
#2. Role from God
- God has uniquely wired every person in Creation.
- All believers have general and specific callings on their lives.
- God expects your spouse to embrace his or her God-given roles, and he has put you there to ensure that those callings are fulfilled.
#3. Rule from God
- Marriage was designed to provide the greatest accountability partner that this world could provide.
- Spouses should help one another regarding the knowledge and obedience of God’s commands.
- A God-given companion should help you follow God’s commandments more than his or her wishes.
- How is my spouse’s relationship with God? How can I help it?
- For what role does God have my spouse on this earth? How can I help further it?
- What rule is a tough one for my spouse to keep? How can I encourage my spouse towards obedience?
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Distinctive Discipleship. He is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. Travis graduated from North Greenville University with a B.A. in Christian Studies and earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, with his doctoral focus on family discipleship.