Confirmation Day 3:
Jesus, the Son of God
Day 3, Lesson 5: Courtship & Marriage, He Made Them Male and Female
Marriage is a life-long union ordained by God between a man and a woman - a help suitable for each other; Through marriage God fulfills His creation work according to His will
Explain how God established marriage for the benefit of mankind.
Confirmation Exercise Questions
You made us for each other, God, / You gave us one another. / Oh, may our hearts abide in love / That each would serve the other. (SHZ 253 v.1)
Charity suffereth long, and is kind (1 Cor. 13:4)
Additional Reference Material
Gen. 1:26-28; 2:23,24; Exod. 20:14; Matt. 5:28; John 8:1-11; Rom. 1:22-27; 1 Cor. 6:9,15,16,18-20; 7:1,2,7-9; 10:8; Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:5; 1 John 2:16; Prov. 18:22; 19:14; 31:10-12; Matt. 19:5; 1 Cor. 13; Eph. 5:22-33; 6:1-4; Col.3:18-21; 2; Tim. 2:22; Eph. 4:32
Lessons 7.3, 7.4, 9.6
ADDITIONAL LESSON POINTS
Marriage is instituted and ordained by God; this union only ends with the death of one spouse.
The purpose of marriage is to receive a help “meet”, and for procreation.
In God's creation man and woman are equal, although they are different.
The unmarried and single state are just as worthy roles and forms of life as the married state.
Understand the purpose of courtship and how a believer conducts him/herself in courtship avoiding temptation (for example, by listening to God's Word, discussing our temptations with other believers, caring for our conscience, choosing a sincerely believing group of friends, etc.)
Understand what are the most important characteristics in a life's companion.
Student will feel responsibility in the matters of love and courtship and understand that God forgives sins and failing in this area also.
Student will recognize the outward and inward prerequisites for establishing a family.
By Faith 35;
Christian Doctrine 93, 94;
Pastor’s Guide to Christian Weddings
Christian Courtship, 1996 Outlook Summer Services – Youth Discussion D Rintamaki
The Sanctity of Marriage, 1999 Detroit Summer Services, Walt Lampi
He Made Them Male and Female, 2006 LLC Sum. Svc. Youth Discussion K. Waaraniemi;
VZ: – series of articles in February, March, April, and June 2003