Marriage


Marriage For Life

"I'll take the red one; no, the blue one. Never mind, does it come in pink? And what about aftermarket add-ons? And does it come in a smaller, more convenient size? And what about the return policy? Can I get a receipt?"

Culturally, marriage has been added to the vast array of consumer products. We shop it like we shop our shoes, tools, cars and handbags. And like many other consumer products, what happens when it gets old? What happens when it outlives its usefulness? What happens when they release a newer model?

"Marriage used to be a public institution for the common good, and now it is a private arrangement for the satisfaction of the individuals. Marriage used to be about us, but now it is about me." (Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage)

Marriage isn't about me; it isn't about self-satisfaction. The mystery of marriage is in self-sacrifice, and there we see the gospel revealed. The gospel is this: you are more of a mess than you thought, and yet you are graciously loved anyway… for life.

 

1 - Marriage: For Life | An Introduction

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 2/10/13 audio

2 - A Covenant Relationship | Genesis 2:1-25; Ephesians 5:8-21

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 2/17/13 audio

3 - A Story of Sin &"Plentiful Redemption" | Genesis 3:1-15; Ps. 130:7

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 2/24/13 audio

4 - "Run, Baby, Run!" | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Ephesians 5:3-12

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 3/3/13 audio

5 - Servant-Leader and Strong-Helper | Genesis 1-3; Ephesians 5:22-33

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 3/17/13 audio

6 - The Future Glory of Your Spouse | 2 Cor. 3:18, 4:3-6, 16; Php. 1:6

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 3/24/13 videoaudio

7 - The Many Languages of Love | Philippians 2:3-11, John 1:1-5, 14

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 4/7/13 videoaudio

8 - I Am Chief | 1 Timothy 1:15-17

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 4/14/13 videoaudio

9 - On Your Knees | Ephesians 5:33

Pastor Steve McGuyre • 4/21/13 videoaudio

10 - What About Divorce and Remarriage? | 1 Kings 16:29-31; Matthew 19:1-12

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 4/28/13 videoaudio

11 - Singles, Marriage Is Not An Ultimate Thing | 1 Cor. 7:25-40, Eph. 5:22-33

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 5/5/13 videoaudio

12 - Are You Wearing The Same Jersey? | Genesis 1-3; Philippians 2:1-8

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 5/26/13 videoaudio

13 - Sex in Marriage: Covenant Renewal | 1 Corinthians 7:1-5

Pastor Patrick Bowler • 6/2/13 videoaudio