(Ephesians 5:31-33)


Marriage: The unity, sacrificial love, and interdependence usually associated with marriage enable the individual to comprehend, in part, the unity, love, and interdependent features of God’s relationship with His people under the symbols of God’s covenant with Israel and the Church as bride and body of Christ. The focus is on the individual’s understanding of the relationship between God and His people. (ISBE)


I. It’s the Foundation of the Church

1. Genesis 21:8-14

2. Colossians 3:18-21


II. It’s a Witness to your Children

1. Genesis 18:17-19

2. Proverbs 22:6

3. Ephesians 6:4


III. It’s a Witness to the World 

1. Genesis 26:8-11

2. John 13:34-35

3. 2 Corinthians 3:2-3


IV. Epilogue – An Honorable Institution!

Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” (Hebrews 13:4)