October 4, 2015
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
INI + AMEN.
(1. Oops!:) Marriage is all screwed up.
That’s what we see out in the world today. It’s obvious things aren’t as they once were. If we wanted to talk in terms of natural law, things have gone all wrong. It’s seen also in the theological view of marriage: that marriage is a living picture of the relationship between Christ and His Bride, the Church. That’s what Paul talks about in Ephesians 5: Christ saves His bride. The Church is saved by her husband. Christ doesn’t die for Himself, He doesn’t save Himself, but He dies, He saves His bride, the Church. So also the Church doesn’t save herself, she doesn’t make herself perfect, but she is saved, made perfect by her husband, Christ. The putting together of two Christs, or two Churches breaks the living picture God made, as Jesus says, “From the beginning of creation, “Male and female He created them.’” Continue reading