In Ephesians 5:31-32, the apostle Paul wrote, “ ‘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.” In quoting from the book of Genesis, Paul reveals that, from the beginning, God has always had a specific purpose in creating the institution of marriage, to reveal the glory of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his covenant relationship to God’s people. But, is that all the Bible says about marriage? As the culture and societal norms continue to shift, it becomes increasingly important for the church to have a clear understanding of God’s purpose and design for marriage as it is revealed in the truths of Scripture, and how to respond when those truths are challenged.
On Sunday, August 30, Grace Brethren Chapel will begin a new sermon series on God’s design and purpose for marriage, and how we, through biblical, self-sacrifing, Christ-centered marriages, put the glory of God and the good news of the gospel on display for the world.
Click HERE to listen to sermons from this series.