Marriage matters, part 2.

Eph 5:15-6:4; Eph 4:32; Jam 1:22-25; John 13:17; Mat 7:24-27; Mat 20:24-28; 1Pe 3:1-10.

PRCHR-38-160207 - length: 79:38 - taught on Feb, 7 2016

Class Outline:

John Farley
February 7, 2016

Basic Training Bible Ministries is led by Gene Cunningham with his wife Nancy as his support and companion. 

Their mission includes evangelism and the training of pastors and workers in remote regions of the world.

Gene has been instrumental in establishing Bible schools in Africa, India and Papua New Guinea. 

Nancy holds classes for the pastors' wives. She has also developed Bible schools for children in both India and Papa New Guinea.

They also conduct missions training camps in North America and Australia to train others to do the same.

Practical Christianity:

Marriage matters, part 2

The relationship between the husband and the wife is the most intimate human relationship of all.

Christian family life is vitally connected to church life.

Ephesians 5:15 - 6:4

The Lord wants us to be on the other person’s agenda too.

How do we live out the general marching orders in the church to submit to one another?

It all starts with doing this in your families.

And the central, the most vital thing:

Healthy marriages are not only life-giving to the family, the children, the neighborhood, the city, the nation…

Healthy marriages are vital and life-giving to the church.

Only after the marriage is put on Christ ground can the parents be fully equipped to handle their children…together!

The heart of the Lord’s instruction on Christian marriage is in Ephesians 5.

Many of us have a tendency to dismiss the simple.

Free throws are a basic skill in basketball.

The problem is not that they don’t know how….

The problem is that they fail to practice what they do know.

The simplest skills are the ones we practice the most because they are the foundation of all the others. ( John Wooden)

Husbands, love your wives. Every day.

Wives, respect your husbands. Every day.

And both of you, keep forgiving one another.