Dr. Russell Moore finished out Denton Bible Church’s three-week series of sermons on biblical manhood and womanhood. Dr. Moore’s text was Ephesians 5:22-33, and it was a powerful message about marriage as a display of the gospel.[audio:http://dbcmedia.org/podcasts/1309-062908.mp3]
“24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her” (Ephesians 5:24-25).
Dr. Moore argued that this particular passage is meant not just for husbands and wives, but for all men and women. In his exhortation to husbands and wives, Paul is giving instructions on what it means to be male and female.
Dr. Moore also commented on this text: “This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:32 ).
According to Dr. Moore, Paul does not use Christ’s work on the cross to illustrate what marriage is supposed to be like. Paul says that God gave us marriage to illustrate what the gospel is all aboutâ€”Christ’s love for his bride.
This is a great message, and I highly recommend it. Here are the other messages from the series.
Part 1 – Tommy Nelson
Part 2 â€“ Bruce Ware
Part 3 â€“ Russell Moore