Audio: 1 Peter 3 – Sanctification in Marriage

Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church:
1 Peter 3 Sanctification in Marriage

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How are we? Let’s get to work. If you think about the words that the Scriptures use and the words that we use to describe what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross, there’s this really interesting pattern that develops. The Scriptures and we use the idea of reconciliation or that we are reconciled, and in it it’s this idea that at one time we had
relational purity with the Lord and now we don’t, and now the cross of Christ has
reconciled us to God. And if you look at the idea of redemption or being redeemed, it
was that we’ve somehow been kidnapped and He’s paid the ransom for us and has gotten
us back into right standing. There’s even the word “salvation” itself. In 1525 when
William Tyndale produced the first Greek New Testament, the word “salvation” was
actually translated to “health” or “a return to health.” It was this idea that in Jesus Christ
we were returning health, that we were sick and now we’re not. So there’s this idea in
the Scriptures when it comes to what Jesus did for us on the cross, He is returning us to
how He created the universe to be. We discussed that at length in earlier in this series,
and I do not have time to recap that today. We just talked last week about the fact that
there is no sacred/secular divide. That’s now how God sees the universe. It’s not that
church is sacred and economics, education, agriculture and all of that is secular. That is
an unbiblical way to see the world. God has put structures into place in all domains of
society. So direction becomes when we line ourselves up with how He designed things to
work.

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Video: The Scruggs – IAmSecond.com (Full Version)

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It was love at first sight for Cheryl and Jeff. Young and ambitious, the two fell in love and and got married. They had it all: ocean view home, the right clothes, the best jobs and there was nothing to want for that money could buy. But what about the things money couldn’t buy? Like happiness or love. Cheryl found herself secretly discontent and began to question her love for Jeff. Jeff, on the other hand went on oblivious to the true feelings his wife harbored and slowly, they drifted apart… Cheryl into the arms of another man.

She had an idea  of what the perfect life looked like. That’s what she wanted, that’s what she worked for and that’s what she had. “But it was fake.” So is divorce, then, the answer or is it just running from the real problem? For Cheryl it was the answer and that answer was to end it all. However just because our plans are to end something doesn’t mean they are God’s. And just because we make mistakes -big or small- doesn’t mean He can’t fix them. In the end, both Cheryl and Jeff had to have faith, pure faith to see things through. See how faithfully God reconciled their seven-year divorce, step by step, back into the marriage He had in mind.

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Video: The Scruggs – IAmSecond.com (Short Version)

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It was love at first sight for Cheryl and Jeff. Young and ambitious, the two fell in love and and got married. They had it all: ocean view home, the right clothes, the best jobs and there was nothing to want for that money could buy. But what about the things money couldn’t buy? Like happiness or love. Cheryl found herself secretly discontent and began to question her love for Jeff. Jeff, on the other hand went on oblivious to the true feelings his wife harbored and slowly, they drifted apart… Cheryl into the arms of another man.

She had an idea  of what the perfect life looked like. That’s what she wanted, that’s what she worked for and that’s what she had. “But it was fake.” So is divorce, then, the answer or is it just running from the real problem? For Cheryl it was the answer and that answer was to end it all. However just because our plans are to end something doesn’t mean they are God’s. And just because we make mistakes -big or small- doesn’t mean He can’t fix them. In the end, both Cheryl and Jeff had to have faith, pure faith to see things through. See how faithfully God reconciled their seven-year divorce, step by step, back into the marriage He had in mind.

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Video: Marriage and Men

Mark Driscoll, Pastor Mars Hill Church:
Marriage & Men

Jesus is the only perfect man to ever live. Because most men fail to look to Him as our example, there exists 2 extremes in men: chauvinism and cowardice. Pastor Mark Driscoll preaches to men about being real men who love God and serve their family well in this sermon from Trial.

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Video Transcript:

You’re listening to Trial: Eight Witnesses from 1 and 2 Peter. In this twenty-eight-week sermon series, Pastor Mark Driscoll examines the books of 1 and 2 Peter through eight character witnesses that come forward to testify about your life. For more info on Trial, visit 8witnesses.com. And for more audio and video content, visit marshillchurch.org.

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