Biblical Matchmaking

Jeremiah 29:6 We look at the Biblical role that the parents have in the marriage of their children. We consider how God himself sets us an example in His dealings first with Adam and then with Christ. We move on to look at significant Biblical accounts (of Isaac, Jacob

The Goal of Covenant Nurture

Proverbs 1:1-6 We continue to examine the Biblical teaching on marriage and the family by considering what it is that parents should teach their children. We see that the book of Proverbs was written in such a way that it is a valuable source of material in this area.

Children Obey Your Parents

Ephesians 6:1-3 Last week we saw the responsibility of parents to raise their children in the right way, teaching them the difference between right and wrong. This week we look at God’s commandment to children to obey their parents. We examine several reasons why childre

The Purpose of Marriage

Genesis 1:28 What is the purpose of Marriage? As with all that God does, marriage has more than one purpose. One would be to fulfill the human need for companionship. Another is to give us a type of the relationship between Jesus and His Church. In this message, howev

The Duration of the Covenant of Marriage

Matthew 19:1-9 Just how long is a marriage supposed to last? We examine the teaching of Jesus on this subject. We find that marriage is a covenant for this world alone: it is annulled by death and no longer exists in the life to come. Apart from this, though, it is clea

The Covenantal Responsibilities of Wives

Ephesians 5:22-24 Having considered the responsibilities of husbands, we now turn to wives and see what God says concerning them in the Scripture. We see what is the basis of their relationship to their husbands, and of the submission that wives should have towards them. W

The Covenantal Responsibilities of Husbands

Ephesians 5:25-30 We look at the responsibilities of a husband to his wife by considering the relationship of Christ with the church. In particular, we examine Christ’s threefold offices of Prophet, Priest and King and see that just as Christ exercises these on behalf of t

They Shall Become One Flesh

Genesis 2:18-25 We start a new series, dealing with marriage and the family from a Biblical perspective. Here, after laying out the scope and purpose of the series, we examine the basis of marriage and see that it is a covenant of companionship and entails a most intimat