Desiring marriage or being in marriage can bring out the best and worst in us. So too, the church on many occasions has failed us. The church has brought shame and guilt by preaching unrealistic ideals; the church has not supported us on our most difficult days; and at times, the church has preached a (false) prosperity gospel that says if we do X, Y, and Z, then our marriages will be happy.
The answer to the disappointments and failures, however, is not to give up and throw in the towel. We must repent and try again in the power of the Holy Spirit.
As Christians, we believe God does has a good plan for beautiful marriages. We also believe that the Triune God offers forgiving, sanctifying, and sustaining grace for painful marriages. It’s for these reasons and many more that we will spend 4 Sundays in February looking at marriage from Ephesians 5.
Sunday February 8: The Mystery of Marriage
Sunday February 15: The Mystery and Husbands
Sunday February 22: The Mystery and Wives
Sunday March 8: Feeding our Marriages
So join us for this new sermon series entitle “The Knot.” So too, watch this YouTube video and then spend 5 minutes praying for your marriage or singleness. Pray also for the marriages of your friends, family, and fellow church members: