The Meaning of Marriage

Ephesians 5:22–32


In this lab, Pastor John unveils the mystery of marriage. The marriage covenant whispers of Christ’s unrelenting love for his bride.

Principle for Bible Reading

What Did Jesus Do?

When pondering the question, “How then shall we live?” the Scriptures are our obvious roadmap. But when we hear a command from God and wonder how we can practically apply it, we can be enlightened by asking how Jesus obeyed it.

How Jesus obeyed commands and how we ought to might not always be the same (because he is God and we are not). But thinking about Jesus’s life and how he fulfilled commands can help us gain clarity on how to do likewise. Searching for intersections between what God expects of us and Jesus’s life gets us thinking more about his amazing life (as opposed to merely about principles to obey), and inclines us to give glory to the God-man for his perfect obedience on our behalf.

Study Questions

  1. What is marriage ultimately about? What does the culture say that marriage is about?
  2. In Ephesians 5:31–32, Paul quotes Genesis 2:21–24 and then explains the text. What does he say marriage is all about?
  3. How can you live out your role as a husband/wife more faithfully this week? If you’re not married, how can you pray for a married couple this week?