Biblical Messages

Christ, our example in relationships

Some Bible passages are highly controversial, and can be difficult to preach. Because at least two of my series each year are Bible books preached lectio continua, that is, continually read (or through the book), certain difficult passages can’t be wiggled out of.  Thus it is as I come to 1 Peter 3.1-7.  This is not an easy passage to preach in a contemporary society.  But there is a word from the Lord for wives – and for husbands – in this passage.

Listen for yourself here:

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Biblical Messages

TAKE A VOW: Love and Respect

As Emerson Eggerichs says in his book, what wives most want from their husbands is love, and what husbands most want from their wives is respect.  Doesn’t seem all that challenging, does it?  Marriage is not easy – it’s not a 50/50 proposition, but a 100/100 proposition!  In this message, we tackle a difficult Bible passage, and do all we can to remove our ‘cultural goggles’ as we read it.  It begins with a little lesson on the biases of Bible translation.

The message is based on Ephesians 5.21-33, and can be listened to by clicking this link.

You can watch the video that’s shown at the end of the message by clicking here.

Feel free to comment!  How has your marriage lived out the truth of love and respect?  Of Ephesians 5?