The Mystery of Marriage

May 2, 2021 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Ephesians: The Glory of Christ and the Beauty of the Church

Topic: Ephesians Passage: Ephesians 5:22–5:33

The Mystery of Marriage
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 5/2/2021
Ephesians 5:22-33

Sermon Theme: The mystery of marriage is that it is ultimately about Christ and the church. As men and women, our roles and responsibilities as husbands and wives are divinely given to provide the clearest picture of the gospel possible, for our good and for God's eternal glory!

I. MARRIAGE IS A PICTURE OF THE GOSPEL
    A. Repeated Connection - (5:23, 24, 25, 28, 29)
    B. Summary Statement - (5:31-32)

II. RELATIONSHIP OF CHRIST AND THE CHURCH
    A. Christ Initiates with the Church - (5:23, 25)
        1. Christ Loves the Church - (5:25b)
        2. Christ Died for the Church - (5:25c)
        3. Christ Leads the Church - (5:23)
    B. Church Responds to Christ - (5:24, 26-27)
        1. The Church Submits to Christ - (5:24)
        2. The Church Sanctified by Christ - (5:26-27)

III. RELATIONSHIP OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES
    A. Husbands, Love Your Wives - (5:25a, 28-30, 33a)
    B. Wives, Submit to Your Husbands - (5:22-24, 33b)
    C. Our Greatest Good and God's Greatest Glory
        1. It Takes Work
        2. Stop Pointing Fingers
        3. Intimacy Is the Fruit

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