Posts with the tag “marriage”
Friday First: When It Doesn't Work Out
by Matthew Allen on July 28th, 2023
Sin disrupts all aspects of our lives, but in Christ, we are united as one family, supporting and caring for each other. Regardless of our individual journeys, we find solace in being connected through our faith in Christ. As we move forward, let us embrace God's plan for our lives, find healing in His love, and trust in His faithfulness.
Friday First: Embracing God's Calling for Husbands
by Matthew Allen on July 22nd, 2023
a husband is encouraged to love his wife completely, as he loves himself. This oneness is underlined in Ephesians 5:31. The last verse in the chapter calls for husbands to out-serve their wife and lead in a way that aligns with God's calling for husbands. It underscores the need to prioritize the marriage covenant, for God himself is highly invested in it.
Friday First: Embracing God's Calling for Wives
by Matthew Allen on July 14th, 2023
Marriage should be bathed in humility, unselfishness, and self-denial. The general spirit of all relationships should be the one of submission. Beginning in Ephesians 5.22, Paul focuses on wives as the first example. Then he will address husbands, children, and parents. The entire section from 5.22-6.4 serves as an illustration of the principle in 5.21. We don’t do this passage justice if we think submission is only for wives. Christian men and women are driven by the example of Jesus Christ, who selflessly placed the needs of others ahead of himself.
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