Posts Tagged ‘Marriage’

WHY a Husband Is to Love His Wife Marriage Matter (Ephesians 5:26)

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Why is a husband to love his wife? For what end? To sanctify her by the ongoing application of the Word of God. The husband does not need to be a theologian or Biblical scholar. He just needs to bring the Word to life’s circumstances.

God Explains Marriage, Part 6 (Ephesians 5:25) – Husbands Love Your Wives

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

We take a first look at Ephesians 5:25: “Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her.”

Christians are commanded to love their enemies and to love one another. What then is the need for husbands to love their wives as well?

Also, what is required before husbands can love their wives in a Biblical way?

God Explains Marriage, Part 2 (Ephesians 5:22-24)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We start to look more closely at the specific commands in Ephesians 5-22-33. Since the passage begins with the wives, we do the same.

First we look at the statement in v.21 which says “submitting to one another,” and how the six individual roles are commanded to carry that concept out as it relates to their specific relationships.

Second we examine why the wives are commanded before the husbands. We discover that this pattern is not limited to the wives. A very interesting observation surfaces.

God Explains Marriage, Part 1 (Ephesians 5:22-33)

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

We studied the creation and design of marriage by God in Genesis. God gives us greater understanding of the roles and meaning of marriage in Ephesians 5. In this study we examine 6 preliminary observations – general truths that characterize this passage:

  1. My Marriage Role Is Based Upon My Gender
  2. My Marriage Role Is Commanded
  3. My Marriage Role Is Without Conditions
  4. My Marriage Role Focuses on My Actions Toward My Spouse
  5. My Marriage Role Assumes an Imperfect Spouse
  6. My Marriage Role Is Built Upon a Spiritual Relationship

God Designs Marriage: 13 Principles from Genesis (Genesis 1-3)

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Even in conservative Christian circles, people miss what God clearly establishes regarding marriage in the first three chapters of Genesis. These truths remain unchanged throughout the Bible. Will the Bible be your authority regarding the very basis of marriage, gender, children, society, and the Church?

Mark 10:2-9 The Pharisees came and asked Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” testing Him. 3 And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce, and to dismiss her.” 5 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Because of the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. 6 “But from the beginning of the creation, God `made them male and female.’ 7 `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 `and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

What Does the “One Woman Man” Qualification Mean? (1 Timothy 3:2)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Another of our teens participating in our pastoral apprentice program, Joshua Subra, presents 6 views of the phrase “one woman man,” the first qualification listed for bishops (pastors/elders) in the list of qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.  Josh’s study is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

What Is Marriage?

Monday, June 24th, 2013

In an era when traditional marriage is being rejected or redefined, it is good to return to the Source of marriage – God. How did God design and define marriage? What is marriage intended to be?

Biblical Benefits of a Wedding Ceremony

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

12 benefits of having a Christian wedding ceremony, including all that leads up to that event.

A Mother’s Lessons to Her Child (Part 4 – Proverbs 31:21-31)

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Mom tells Son what to look for in a wife. This is a fascinating tapestry of a woman who fears the Lord!

Why Have a Christian Wedding Ceremony?

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

More of a “chat,” here are some thoughts from a husband, father, and a pastor (who has performed weddings) about why, if at all possible, we should highlight a marriage with a Christian wedding ceremony. 10 reasons; 3 thoughts; 4 Bible highlights.