SUBLIME [Marriage]: Generally Speaking – Week 1 | Ryan Falls

September 13, 2020

SUBLIME [Marriage]: Generally Speaking – Week 1 | Ryan Falls

Sublime Marriage: Generally Speaking

Text: Ephesians 5:21-33

I. Why spend time talking about marriage and family?
a. Because the Bible does and it applies to us all, even if we aren’t married.
b. Because we never stop growing, and neither do our marriages
c. Because this passage is rich in content
d. Because this time is a pressure cooker

II. Topics we will explore in greater depth:
    a. Marriage is a gift uniquely established by God.
    b. A Spirit-filled life is the foundation of a selfless marriage.
    c. There is no perfect marriage, but there can be a maturing marriage.
    d. Men and women are different(on purpose).
    e, Marriage requires a radical commitment to oneness.
    f. Marriage is full of great purpose and promise.

Questions:

  • Why is a deeper study of marriage important?
  • Broadly speaking, how have you been affected by the marriages of others?
  • What are some of the culture views of marriage, and how are they similar or different to what we see in this passage?
  • Why is self-centeredness one of the greatest obstacles to a thriving marriage?
  • How should we think about the differences between men and women? How do they inform our role in our family? *Wrestle with the passage and what you know of other texts in the Bible as well, knowing we will dig into this in several weeks!
  • How would you define intimacy in marriage? Why does marriage require a radical commitment to oneness?