This Sunday morning, we’ll be continuing our study through the North Point Church Statement of Faith by studying Ephesians 5:22-33 in connection with Article 13 on “The Family”. Below is the sermon outline and our order of service. Use this as a guide to prepare yourself to sing, pray, and hear God’s Word in our gathering.
Title: “The God Who Has a Bride”
Text: Ephesians 5:22-33
Big Idea: Christian marriage displays God’s glory by reflecting the gospel.
I. Christian Marriage is Built on the Truth of the Gospel.
II. Christian Marriage is Shaped by the Power of the Gospel.
III. Christian Marriage Points to the Goal of the Gospel.
Call to Worship: Hosea 2:16-20
Hymn #1: “How Deep the Father’s Love for Us”
Hymn #2: “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”
Prayer of Praise (Ascribing worth to God simply for the Beauty and Holiness of His divine character)
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 54:5-8
Hymn #3: “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”
Prayer of Confession (Confessing our sin against this Holy God)
Assurance of Pardon: Revelation 19:6-8
Hymn #5: “Look and See”
Recitation: North Point Church Statement of Faith, Article 13a on “Marriage”:
“We believe that God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of society. Families are composed of people related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption. Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. Husband and wife are both made in God’s image and have equal value before God; while at the same time possessing distinct roles in the marriage. The husband is to gently lead and sacrificially love his wife as Christ loved the church and the wife is to graciously submit herself to her husband as the church willingly submits to Christ.”
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:22-33
Pastoral Prayer (Making our requests known to God and interceding for His Church)
Sermon: “The God Who Has a Bride”
Hymn #6: “Jesus, Lover of My Soul”