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Man of Mystery - Understanding Men (2 of 3)
Series: Marriage Mystery - Discovering the Secrets of a Lasting Love
''For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery--but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.''
Ephesians 5:31-33 (NIV)
THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH: RESPECT
''However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.'' Ephesians 5:33 (NIV)
Significance over success
LIVE AND LET DIE: CONFIDENCE
''The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.'' John 10:10 (NIV)
True identity over temporary performance
''Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.'' 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NKJV)
FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: COMPANIONSHIP
''Then the LORD God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.''' Genesis 2:18 (NLT)
Love over lust
''Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.'' 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (NASB)
TOMORROW NEVER DIES: A TRANSCENDANT CAUSE
''If any man builds on this f ...
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