The “Mystery” of Marriage

We started a new teaching series this past weekend called iVow. The series is based out of Ephesians 5. In v. 31, Paul connects marriage back to Genesis 2 by quoting Genesis 2:24. The Bible clearly puts marriage between a man and a woman as the most vital relationship one person can have with another. However, in v. 32 he says it is a “mystery” and it is a picture of the gospel! One of… Read More »

iVow

“I’m tired of listening to sentimental talks on marriage. At weddings, in church, and in Sunday School, much of what I’ve heard on the subject has about as much depth as a Hallmark card. While marriage is many things, it is anything but sentimental. Marriage is glorious but hard. It’s a burning joy and strength, and yet it is also blood, sweat, and tears, humbling defeats and exhausting victories.” (from Tim Keller’s Meaning of Marriage… Read More »

What To Do With Conviction

The teaching series No Perfect People Allowed has been about the grace of God. The application of God’s grace to our hearts and minds transforms the way we see God, ourselves, difficulties and other people. It also can change the way we respond when God convicts us of sin. Grace allows us to run to God in repentance, instead of from God in shame. Years ago a visual helped me to understand this better. If… Read More »