Sermon Series
  • 1. Marriage: Pursuing Conformity To Christ In The Covenant

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2007
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    In Christ’s relationship to the church, he is clearly seeking the transformation of his bride into something morally and spiritually beautiful.

    Ephesians 5:21-33 [Submit] to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also ...read more

  • 2. Marriage: Forgiving And Forbearing

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2007
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    The purpose of human marriage is temporary. But it points to something eternal, namely, Christ and the church. And when this age is over, it will vanish into the superior reality to which it points.

    You recall perhaps that my wife, Noël, said, “You cannot say too often that marriage is a model of Christ and the church” (see Ephesians 5:31-32). I said that I think she is right for three reasons. I’ll mention two. The first was that saying this lifts marriage out of the sitcom sewer and elevates ...read more

  • 3. Marriage: God's Showcase Of Covenant-Keeping Grace

    Contributed on Mar 29, 2007
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    The most foundational thing you can say about marriage is that it is the doing of God, and the most ultimate thing you can say about marriage is that it is for the display of God.

    What we have seen in the last two weeks is that the most foundational thing you can say about marriage is that it is the doing of God, and the most ultimate thing you can say about marriage is that it is for the display of God. These two points are made by Moses in Genesis 2. But they are made even ...read more