Once again I have been asked to publish my notes from the Sunday sermon.
These are the notes that I began with, however, as often happens, thae actual sermon will differ.
The link for this sermon is http://www.holidayshoresbaptist.org/media/2012-09-30_Wes_Pinkley.mp3
Biblical Marriage is redemptive, in it we have
· Love as the key
· And a covenant to keep
He is the only creation where God breathed life into him.
Work, Duties, responsibilities, all were for the Glory of God and before the fall.
God also implies charges that Adam is to care for his wife Eve. It will be a pleasurable union.
Hold Fast- is that there exists a covenant bond- not to be broken. The Bible only grants divorce in two cases, and both of those are to be worked out if at all possible.
Become- an active verb of growing together. Much emphasis is lost here, but you need to know your verbs. They are for action, men, do you want to be a man of action? Do you want to be an action superhero? Then be a man of marriage in redemptive action.
One Flesh- this is the goal. That there be a solidarity in the marriage, a total single commitment that together they are helping one another to the glory of God. This is the natural state of marriage.
But sin messes things up.
Chapter 5:1-21 is all about the reverent behavior we are to have before Christ.
It explicitly addresses conduct that we ourselves are responsible, and thus answerable, for.
The idea is for Husbands to submit to Christ as you know to do/ and to not be hypocritical of your wife in the matter.
· Hold Fast
· Become One