Sermon Series

The Cosmic Order of the Household | Ephesians 5:31-33

DOWNLOAD PDF “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife …

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Ray Ortlund on the Ancient Design for Modern Marriage

Since I’ve been reading much about marriage for the purposes of studying Ephesians 5:22-33, it only fits to share a longer quotation from one of those readings. In both of my previous sermons to wives and husbands, I’ve already cited Ray Ortlund’s book, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, and I plan to end …

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Husbands, Love Your Wives | Ephesians 5:25-31

DOWNLOAD PDF  Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might …

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Wives, Submit to Your Own Husbands | Ephesians 5:22-24

DOWNLOAD PDF Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 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. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Ephesians …

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A Wife of Noble Character

Proverbs 31 is an oracle that King Lemuel was taught by his mother (v. 1). Before she describes the famous wife of noble character (often simply called the Proverbs 31 Woman), she gives her son more generic wisdom that begins like this: “Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy …

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The Gospel Transforms...

How We Live (part four) | Colossians 3:18-4:1

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by …

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The First Wedding | Genesis 2:18-25

It is difficult for me to think of a current issue that brings more controversy than that of gender roles and marriage. Marriage within the Christian worldview is increasingly being seen as outdated and intolerant by the rest of the world. The notion of fornication as sin has all but entirely left our culture. Homosexuality …

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Biblical Wisdom

Guarding Against Sexual Immorality | Proverbs 5:7-23

And now, O sons, listen to me, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your honor to others and your years to the merciless, lest strangers take their fill of your strength, and …

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The Day Full of Butterflies (6 Years & Counting)

It was a day full of butterflies. The ground outside stood muddied by rain, prayers and wishful thinking dried it no quicker. So people gathered, and plans changed. Under shelter, beams were raised, flowers planted, and lights ignited. Soon a flood of faces filled the landscape, waiting for that moment, for the doors’ opening. And they did open. Beauty levitated past the …

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