by Zach Terry

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The Christian Husband (2 of 6)
Series: Haustafel
Zach Terry
Ephesians 5

Last week we began this series with a look at marriage as God intended it to be. A lifelong committed relationship between a man and a woman that portrays the relationship between Christ and the church.

Today we are digging further into the text as we study the Job Description for the Husband. Before we can understand #1…

1. The Reason for Marriage

A. Garden of Eden

When God created the Earth He looked over His creation and repeatedly said, "It is good". Until, he came to man..

Genesis 2:18 (ESV)
18 Then the Lord God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."

That means - "He needs help"
He is incomplete - Adam had a perfect relationship with God yet he was incomplete.

Some people give you the idea that you ought to find perfect contentment through Christ in your relationship with God. I'm telling you Adam had the perfect unbroken fellowship with God yet GOD SAID - this isn't good. This isn't complete. He needs help.

Then we see in the New Testament… the idea of
B. The Gift of Singleness

In Matthew 19 Jesus was teaching about the high standard of marriage and divorce in the Kingdom.
10 The disciples said to him, "If such is the case (if the standard is so high) of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry." 11 But he said to them, "Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs who have been so from birth, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by men, and there are eunuchs who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. Let the one who is able to receive this receive it."

1 Corinthians 7:7-8 (ESV)
7 I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. 8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am. ...

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