Overview: Marriage as Commitment – Gospel in Life

Overview: Marriage as Commitment

Tim Keller |  August 25, 1991

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  • Marriage
  • Family and Relationships
Ephesians 5:22-33
FM 1-2


Ephesians 5 is the most detailed and famous of New Testament passages about marriage. It shows us the power, the definition, the priority, the purpose, the structure, and the mystery of marriage.

In this series, we’ve already looked at the power of marriage, though we’ll talk a little more about it now. Then the next aspect to discuss is the definition of marriage: that marriage is a covenant.

We’ll look at 1) what it means that marriage is a covenant and 2) the amazing and practical ramifications of marital commitment.

Ephesians 5:21–33

Marriage is a special gift from God. It requires both partners to honor, love, and submit to each other, just as Christ and the church share a deep bond. Above all else in life, marriage requires us to be honest, trusting, and open to each other. The main goal of marriage is to help us grow in our faith and offer a small taste of what heaven will be like.



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