Alive with Christ: Discovering Our Spiritual Riches in Ephesians – Part 8

I invite you to dive into a radical, counter-cultural look at marriage. Together, we’ll uncover the heart of God and His divine design for marital union. Brace yourself for eye-opening insights as we unpack why marriage is so painful and difficult at times and what choices we can make to “give up our rights” and release our spouse, canceling their debt.

This message isn’t just for husbands or wives—it’s for everyone seeking a deeper understanding of the transformative power of Christ in relationships. Watch now, and don’t miss these truths that will challenge your whole perspective on life!

Discussion Questions for Ephesians 5:18-33:

  1. Read verse 21. How was this idea radical and counter-cultural in its day? How about today?
  2. Read verses 22-24. How could this be a challenging (even alarming) passage for wives? How does the context of verse 21 reveal God’s heart in the matter?
  3. Read verse 25. How does “gave Himself up for her” relate to a husband’s treatment of his wife? Give examples. How does this not mean “be a doormat”?
  4. Read verses 26-27. What is God’s view of the church? And God’s view of you?
  5. Read verses 28-29. Consider all the ways we respect and care for our own bodies. Now relate those to a husband’s treatment of his wife. What is God trying to tell us?
  6. Read verses 31-32. What exactly is the great mystery? (Notice the expressions “leave” and “join” and “one flesh.”) How does this mystery impact you personally?

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