Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

So far in this series of posts we have discussed the original and ongoing purpose of marriage. Marriage is a picture of Jesus and His Church. Although it is a mystery that was not known until the New Testament, marriage's purpose has always been to picture Jesus' relationship to the church and the church's relationship … Continue reading Marriage Is a Picture of Jesus’ Union to the Church

Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

In this post we will discuss God’s original purpose for marriage. God's original purpose for marriage is to picture Christ and His Church As one reads Ephesians 5:22-33, he realizes that Paul quotes Genesis 2:24 in Ephesians 5:31. Ephesians 5:32 tells us that the words of Ephesians 5:31 are a mystery referring to Jesus and … Continue reading Marriage – A Picture of Jesus and His Church PT 2 – God’s Original Purpose for Marriage

Grace Has Been Give to Each One of Us (Ephesians 4:7)

Several blog posts have been dedicated to the seven "one's" of Ephesians 4:4-6. The unity of the church has been created by the Holy Spirit. The basis of this unity rests in truth and in the Godhead. "There is one body and one Spirit - just as you were called to the one hope that … Continue reading Grace Has Been Give to Each One of Us (Ephesians 4:7)

There Is One God and Father of All (Ephesians 4:6)

We have seen six things that unite the church of Jesus Christ. There is one body, one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. In this final post on Ephesians 4:4-6 we will see there is one God and Father of all. Let's keep this in context. The "all" here is not … Continue reading There Is One God and Father of All (Ephesians 4:6)

There Is One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)

All true believers in Jesus Christ are part of the universal church, the one body. All true believers share one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, and one faith. Those in Christ also share one baptism. This is not speaking of water baptism. There are brothers and sisters in the body of Christ who have major … Continue reading There Is One Baptism (Ephesians 4:5)