This Is Us - Part 5: "Opposites Attack"

Series: This Is Us

Opposites attract. Well, they do until they begin to attack. What is initially intriguing and attractive about another person can eventually become annoying, irritating and even frustrating. That’s not all. Being in a romantic with someone from the other sex means that there are many ways that you are opposite. In this message we’ll see how God designed opposites to stay attractive in marriage.

Speaker: Jason Ewart

May 17, 2020

Jason Ewart

Lead Pastor

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Sacrifice self out of duty to the greater good

Love

Happiness and personal fulfillment

Be true to yourself

Ephesians 5:25-27

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 

 

Ephesians 5:33

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

 

Ephesians 5:32  

This is a profound mystery-- but I am talking about Christ and the church.

 Marriage was designed to  the gospel.

The purpose of marriage is not to make you  but to make you .

Maturation

 

Questions
1. Think about some popular movies, TV shows, songs, and websites. Think about the
different people you interact with. Based on what you are seeing, what are some
current views on marriage in our culture? What seems to be the purpose?


2. How does our modern belief that marriage should be personally fulfilling put an
incredible burden on a marriage?


3. Read Ephesians 5:21-32. What does it mean that the purpose of marriage is gospel
reenactment?


4. Read Ephesians 5:25;32. When explaining marriage, Paul keeps bringing Jesus into the
equation. Why?


5. Have you ever considered that “maturation” is a critical idea when it comes to building a
healthy marriage? Why or why not? What are the implications for you?

 

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