Mar 2009

Marriage: The Call to Cultivate


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Sermon Text:
Colossians 3:18-20; Ephesians 5:22-33

“Our spouses are joint heirs and rulers over creation. We are called to create order and beauty out of chaos and cultivate in one another an even clearer picture of Christ. Our only option in responding to our role as spouses is to either create or to use creation for our own selfish purposes.”

– Dan Allender

Reflection Points

  • Husbands, how is your leadership related to sacrifice and servanthood? Where can you improve in taking the initiative to nourish, cherish, and cultivate the character of Christ in your wife and kids? Try asking your wife where she thinks this could happen.
  • Wives, does your marriage enhance or cultivate the character of Christ in you? In what ways is your husband respectable and leading your family well? Have you told him?
  • If you are not married, how can you be preparing yourself? What needs to change about your understanding of marriage?