Oikos: Marriage and Home
Ephesians 6:4 Deuteronomy 6:1-7 Deuteronomy 6:20-25 Joshua 4:1-7 Judges 2:10 Psalm 145:3-4
Parenting is hard …. and rewarding. Ephesians gives us a great guidelines for both parents and children (obey, honor, respect, guide, encourage…). We are all adopted into God’s family and through our adoption there is healing for wounds and mending where there is brokenness.
Even in the healthiest of relationships there is conflict. Paul writes a beautiful and powerful guide to the broken church of Corinth. From it we can learn the power of and importance of love. Have hope, be kind and extend grace, always fueled by our our future hope promised by our Lord.
The culture gives us a false premise of marriage. It is a relationship for holiness and not built on the fickle foundations of emotion. The biblical premise of marriage is submission to each other through submission to Christ. It is Christ who completes us, and relationships guided by that principle build up and heal.
Introduction to our new sermon series on marriage and parenting. Marriage is important, marriage is a blessing, and marriage is difficult. Marriage is a living illustration of God’s relationship with his people