The Discipleship of Marriage: April 22, 2012

Apr 25, 2012   •     •  
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Scripture – Ephesians 5:21-23
21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.23For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

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This Week’s Sermon Reflections:

  1. As a single person, how would marriage affect my current discipleship for Christ?
  2. As a married person, how does my marriage express to my spouse and to the world that I am a disciple for Christ?
  3. How can we be more intentional in our relationships to show that our love for others comes from our love for God?


In our world of superficial romances and “Hollywood movie-endings”, we have forgotten that marriage for Christians is an expression of our discipleship for Christ. It is an act of submitting to others because we ultimately submit to Christ.

2 Corinthians

24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.