There is power in the attendance of Church. Not only does the Church serve as a place for the individual to learn and grow in the Lord, but it is a great place for couples to connect and grow together as well. By partaking in a joint commitment to the Lord each week, couples can build themselves on a solid foundation that will strengthen both their marriage and their walk with the Lord.
Matthew 19: 4-6
4“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
The above verse is taking from Jesus’ response to a Pharisee that asked him about the nature and lawfulness of divorce. The Bible declares on several occasions the intent for one man to be wed to one woman for the duration of their lives. The bond of husband and wife is one established by God since the creation of Adam and Eve. It makes sense that it would best be maintained via a relationship with God. By attending United Pentecostal Churches San Antonio together, a married couple is able to let God speak into their lives as individuals and as a couple.
The messages delivered by the pastor can speak to the issues that lay within themselves and their relationship. That is part of the purpose of Church for all individuals that choose to attend, to be instructed and to grow. It’s no secret that people don’t always do the right thing. This can cause tension between friends and coworkers, let alone the tension it may cause if left unchecked between two people that live together. As humans, we are sinful by nature. Without the love, forgiveness, and wisdom of God, we remain vulnerable to that sinful nature. Marriage doesn’t magically make sin less appealing or harder to do, but it does make the consequences of sin more personal and abundant. The knowledge imparted from the Bible through Church pastors and instructors can help deal with rifts. People in any relationship are going to make mistakes. We, as humans, are not perfect, and so we cannot expect our human relationships to be perfect either.
In order to understand this concept, we must look back at the first pairing that God created on this Earth, that of Adam and Eve. Adam was made from clay, and Eve was later taken from a rib from Adam’s side.
Genesis 2: 22-24
22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
Adam and Ever were in the Garden of Eden, living in perfect unison between each other and with God Himself. However, Eve succumbed to the temptation of the serpent and the Apple, breaking the one commandment that God had left them and leading Adam to do the same. To many, it seems as if Eve is the culprit because she sinned first. But, they both sinned regardless, just as any couple that has walked this Earth since then have both sinned at some point or another. Adam and Eve’s sin caused them to be thrown from God’s presence and for a rift to be formed between God and those whom He had created in His likeness.
All humans are flawed in every relationship they will have. However, Jesus is perfect in all relationships. When His Holy Spirit dwells within us we are giving power to help us in life’s challenges. And, while we will struggle from time to time, we will also succeed many times more than before because of the wisdom and power that Holy Spirit gives.
Some people say the Holy Spirit cannot be imparted by Church attendance, after all, that’s merely an act of showing up to Church once a week. But, the wisdom that God imparts to his pastors, the knowledge that they have received, and the messages that they transmit will foster the direction to a couple and many people have received the Holy Spirit in a Pentecostal Church setting. The stronger the Holy Spirit and our foundation with Christ, the weaker the effect that sin has on us becomes. And, when we truly repent of sinful life styles and sin then our relationships can truly be made stronger in our faith and commitment to our spouses.
So, please take the time to visit a Pentecostal Church in San Antonio TX regularly. Let the wisdom of the creator who set you and your spouse apart for each other touch your lives. Let His words bring you strength and healing, so that the pairing He set aside for you is free to fulfill the purposes He has designed for it.
Pentecostal Life Church is located at 1201 Oak Street, Schertz, Texas, 78154
Service times are Sunday 10:30 am & Thursday 7pm
( Schertz is a Suburb of San Antonio)