14 Sermons: Marriage, Christ, and Covenant: One Flesh for the Glory of God

Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love, Part 1

Genesis 2:18-25

by John Piper

Marriage is about keeping a covenant, as Jesus does with his bride, the church.

Staying Married Is Not About Staying in Love, Part 2

Genesis 2:18-25

by John Piper

Why were Adam and Eve unashamedly naked? And why did they become ashamed when they sinned?

Marriage: God’s Showcase of Covenant-Keeping Grace

Colossians 2:13-15 and Colossians 3:12-19

by John Piper

We ought to treat our spouses with the same grace that God treats us.

Marriage: Forgiving and Forbearing

Colossians 3:12-19

by John Piper

Where can you find the grace to see your spouse the way Jesus does?

Marriage: Pursuing Conformity to Christ in the Covenant

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Grace is not just forgiving and forbearing but also changing to become more like Jesus.

Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as Head, Part 1

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

What is the husband's role as head? What is the foundation of this headship?

Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as Head, Part 2

What Does It Mean to Lead

Ephesians 5:21-33

by John Piper

Husbands should take the primary role in providing for and protecting their families.

The Beautiful Faith of Fearless Submission

1 Peter 3:1-7

by John Piper

True womanhood is defined by hope in God, fearlessness, and inward adornment.

Single in Christ: A Name Better Than Sons and Daughters

Isaiah 56:1-7

by John Piper

A survey of the scriptures to develop a biblical theology of singleness.

Marriage, Singleness, and the Christian Virtue of Hospitality

1 Peter 4:7-11

by John Piper

How can we live in a way that shows that the church is our family?

Marriage Is Meant for Making Children . . . Disciples of Jesus, Part 1

Ephesians 6:1-4

by John Piper

Marriage is not just about filling the earth with warm bodies but filling the earth with worshipers of Jesus.

Marriage Is Meant for Making Children . . . Disciples of Jesus, Part 2

A Father’s Conquest of Anger in Himself and in His Children

Ephesians 6:1-4

by John Piper

Don’t provoke your children to anger. Show them in your own soul how it can be replaced with tenderhearted joy.

What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate, Part 1

Mark 10:1-12

by John Piper

Jesus calls us to keep our marriage covenant in a way that tells the truth about him.

What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Man Separate, Part 2

Matthew 19:3-12

by John Piper

John Piper answers four crucial questions people ask about divorce and remarriage.