The Secret To A Good Marriage | Ephesians: Your Life In The Family Of God, Part 12

November 27, 2022   /   Crosstown Alliance Church

The Secret To A Good Marriage – Ephesians pt 12

What’s the secret to a good marriage?
Matt 19:4-6
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the shall become flesh’? 6 So they are no longer but flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.” 
Two become one.
Marriage is a dance.

Eph 5:18, 21
“18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 21 out of reverence for Christ.


Eph 5:22-33
 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.
28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

A good marriage is…

A marriage that honors Christ

21 submitting to one another out of . 22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, . 25 Husbands, love your wives, the church.


3 Habits To Honor Christ with Your Marriage
1. Pray Together
2. Read The Bible Together
3. Serve Together

A good marriage is…
A marriage that serves each other.

22 Wives, , as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
25 Husbands, , as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 
28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 
33 However, let each one of you his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she  her husband.
Husbands love your wives, wives respect your husbands.

A good marriage is…
A marriage that proclaims the gospel.

26“that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.


Because Jesus laid down His life for us, we can lay down our lives for each other.
“God, help me be more like Jesus towards my spouse.”

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