August 11, 2013

Todd Chapman

Ephesians 5:22-30 ESV: [22] 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. 

Marriage is a unique relationship designed by God to promote His glory and increase our happiness.

Roles in Marriage:

  • Wives: Happily submit to their husbands trusting that their husbands are committed to their wives’ greatest happiness.
  • Husbands: Happily love their wives by being committed to their wives’ greatest happiness. 


The Purpose of Marriage:

  • Marriage is to be the primary relationship in which a couple experiences the happiness of Jesus.
  • Marriage is to be the primary relationship through which a married couple displays the happiness of Jesus.