“Are We Really From Mars And Venus?” Sunday Worship Service (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

You are invited to experience, view or listen to our Sunday morning sermon in one of 5 ways.
1) Participate in our onsite worship service in the GYM which begins at 9:30 AM, SUNDAY at 3757 Mill Street.
2) Watch live on the church Facebook page at 9:45 AM, SUNDAY by going to: facebook.com/srcmarion  There are announcement slides and music at the start of the stream while we wait for the right time to join the service in progress.  Please “like” our Facebook page for future notifications.
3) Watch the same recording later on Facebook at a time more convenient for you: facebook.com/srcmarion
4) Watch the same recording later on our newly created YouTube channel. Just type in “Second Reformed Church of Marion” when you go to youtube.com  Or you can click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo3ZNP8OgRarSQXfqzGcn-Q
5) Listen to the audio recording and see sermon outline on our church website: sermons.srcmarion.org

Title: Are We Really from Mars and Venus?

Text: Ephesians 5:15-33

Theme: Healthy marriages love, honor, and obey Christ above all else.

  1. Godly submission is our  ____________ .
    1. General idea of submission: to arrange one’s life under another.
    2. Paul calls for submission to one another out of reverence for Christ
  2. A wife’s submission in Christ to her  ____________ .
    1. Paul illustrates this submission’s pattern and measure, vv. 22-24
    2. v. 33 sums up marital responsibilities.
  3. A husband submits to Christ to love his wife as ____________ loves His.
    1. Christ directs husbands to love with His agape love.
    2. Paul applies his comparison of Christian marriage to Christ’s marriage.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • What excuses have some husbands given for not loving their wives in the self-sacrificial way Christ loved His Church, per vv. 25-33?  What did they gain by this?  What did they lose by this?
  • What excuses have some wives given for not submitting to their husbands as to the Lord?  vv. 22-24, 33.  What did they gain by this?  What did they lose?
  • What is to be the ultimate motivation for relating to our spouse in the way God prescribes here?
  • How do healthy marriages, a la Ephesians 5, stabilize a community, culture?
  • What does co-habitation lack that marriage has?