Archive | May, 2016

Marriage Mirrors the Kingdom

As the Lord unpacks more of his sacrificial plan for marriage he focuses upon the work of husband, which of course in application, wives should also note.  Ephesians 5:27-29 encourages the husband to make his wife “radiant” based on Jesus’ work to make the church radiant. 27 and to present her to himself as a […]

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Marriage is a Unique Relationship

God has a high view of marriage and its purpose as the foundation in the kingdom of God – for each spouse, for the family, and for the kingdom. There is nothing institutional, contractual, governmental, or small in how God begins marriage.  In marriage the LORD creates a unique relationship with and in two people. […]

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A Low Expectation of Marriage

The people of our land have a very low opinion of marriage.   After the initial and early joys of dating and early marriage, those high realities are replaced with normalcy and hectic schedules.  For too many people, marriage then becomes a chore and another enslaving chain of normal life. An Institution Some speak about marriage […]

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God’s Cure for Spiritual Poisoning

Oddly, human nature has an ability to destroy itself.  We are not talking about war, but what human nature can do to its own, individual heart and life.  We have an ability to self-poison our heart. Human nature has inherent character flaws that poison the heart.  Some people have a good self-confidence, but that good […]

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