Sermons in “As Christ Loved the Church”

Marriage Crashers

The modern day fairy tale has taught us that, “They lived happily ever after.” In many ways this has left us unprepared for when difficult times enter a marriage. Pastor Steve will show us how to deal with the things that crash our marriage in the context of Jesus’s reconciliation.

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Till Death We Do Part

In a culture of easy marriages, our enduring marriages become a unique witness to God’s enduring love for the world.

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Marriage Workout

Marriage is a small, more intimate community rooted in the Spirit. This makes it good, but like all communities, it cannot be taken for granted. We must be intentional to cultivate our marriages to be obedient to the Spirit and bear the image of Christ — which is love itself.

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What’s the Plan?

Having cleared the ground, noting that marriage is not the end all and be all for everyone and that divorce can be handled gracefully, we now want to put forward a positive theology of the marriage relationship. Christian marriage is a whole lot more than romantic sentiment.

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Dealing with Divorce Gracefully

Divorce is not God’s ideal and it’s not usually ours either — but, divorce happens. We want to up hold the kind of kingdom community Jesus envisions, while at the same time practicing the same grace he had for real people. We don’t want to add to the pain people already experience around divorce, we want to bring the healing of grace!

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One Size Doesn’t Fit All

As we begin a new series designed to examine what God says about Christian marriage, it is important we begin by recognizing not everyone is called to be married. Some people are called to be single and they are a gift to the church too.

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