Marriage: A Profound Mystery

Ephesians 5:22-33 | Sermon Resources | 9 October 2022


In the sermon this week Pastor Billy begins a multi-part series on Ephesians 5:22-33 and focuses this first sermon on the profound mystery of marriage. We will see that Paul’s vision for marriage is uniquely challenging, divinely given, and profoundly deep.

“If you believe what you like in the Gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the Gospel you believe, but yourself.” 


Discussion Questions

  1. What do you find most encouraging in this passage? How so?
  2. What most challenges you personally in this passage? How so?
  3. In what ways might we be tempted to discard or dilute Paul’s message in this passage?
  4. How specifically does this passage challenge some of the current cultural attitudes towards marriage and sexuality?
  5. How should Christians respond to those in the world who disagree with what Paul says in this passage?
  6. In this passage Paul presents marriage as God’s idea not man’s idea. What are the practical implications of this?  
  7. What does Paul say in this passage about marriage being a picture of Christ’s love for the church? How does this breath meaning into marriage? How does this help us to understand Christ’s love for his people?
  8. What further questions does studying this passage raise for you?

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