marriage

Applying Ephesians 4 to Your Marriage (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Applying Ephesians 4 to Your Marriage (Ephesians 4:17-32)

Though Ephesians 5 directly addresses husbands and wives, the principles of the previous chapter - intended for all relationships - are necessary for a Christ-centered marriage. We explore 5 principles which we should be applying to our marriages.

Fellowship, Family, and Kingdom Ethics (Mark 10:17-31)

Fellowship, Family, and Kingdom Ethics (Mark 10:17-31)

4 episodes unfold in the sequence of Mark 10:1-31: A discussion on marriage and divorce, a blessing of children, a rich young ruler, and a question from Peter about reward. So what ties all this together?

From Trouble to Hope (Hosea 2:14-23)

From Trouble to Hope (Hosea 2:14-23)

We have 4 stories intertwined in Hosea 2: Hosea and Gomer, Achan’s sin at Jericho, the Exodus, and God’s relationship to Israel. But the 5th story in this text is yours. It’s what this text is telling you about how you have treated God and what He has done in response.

Fallen is Babylon: When Sex Consumes Your Culture (Revelation 17:1-6)

Fallen is Babylon: When Sex Consumes Your Culture (Revelation 17:1-6)

We live among a sexually schizophrenic culture - one which champions sexual freedom but is waking up to some of the impossibilities of a view of sex with no boundaries. We examine the “Babylon” of Revelation with parallels to our culture’s view of consumerism and sex, which ultimately are 2 sides of the same coin of idolatry.

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

The Song of Solomon and Jesus

As part of our series of examining how each Bible book points us to Jesus, we look at the overall message of Song of Solomon and its connections to God’s redemptive work through Jesus, even redemption of marital love and intimacy.

Responses to Questions: Part 6

Responses to Questions: Part 6

We tackle the following questions:

  1. If it were not for your faith in the Bible, then what other convincing reasons do you have for why it is unwise or wrong to live together with a partner without being married first?

  2. What is grace?

  3. What is faith?

  4. What does Paul mean when, in Romans, he speaks of “saving faith”?

Responses to Questions: Part 4

Responses to Questions: Part 4

We explore biblical principles to apply to 2 questions:

  1. Is it okay with God for a Christian to marry a non-Christian?

  2. Is it wrong for a Christian to play the lottery? What about gambling in general?

Responses to Questions: Part 3

Responses to Questions: Part 3

Responses to the following questions:

1. Are we making an idol out of the cross?
2. What is a scriptural divorce and what isn’t?
3. As children of God, are we sinning when we are afraid to die?

Love Is: Applying 1 Corinthians 13 to Your Marriage (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

Love Is: Applying 1 Corinthians 13 to Your Marriage (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)

It's one of the most familiar Bible passages. But what does it mean specifically when applied to a marriage?

Sin and Marital Breakdown (Genesis 3:6-19)

Sin and Marital Breakdown (Genesis 3:6-19)

We examine some of the aftereffects of sin, especially in its effects on marriage in a fallen world. But what we find in the whole story of the Bible is a message of hope for redemption even of our marriages.