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Christian Life and Marriage - Ephesians 5

In Ephesians, Paul makes it clear that we are saved by grace, not by our works (Eph. 2:8). But he makes it equally clear that God has made us and called us so that we do good works (v. 10). In the last half of his letter, he gives some specific exhortations for the kind of behavior that reflects our Christian faith.

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If Jesus Were Married...

Jesus was not married. But let's suppose for a minute what some people seem to think he would have done.

  • Jesus would inspire total confidence. Oops. One disciple betrayed him, and the others ran off. Only the women were faithful.

  • Jesus would do all the talking. Wrong again—Jesus wants his wife (the church) to talk. She makes a few mistakes, of course, but that's the way we all learn. Both men and women are inspired to speak.

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Joseph Tkach
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