In this third and final message on the Mystery of Marriage, we see that the relationship between Christ and the church is reflected in earthly marriage. Marriage is a description of Christ’s love for his people! In an earthly sense, there is no more life-changing relationship. It is designed to bring great pleasure! Marriage creates companionship, support, procreation, and intimacy. It is a permanent, exclusive, and heterosexual institution.
While only Christ can meet the deepest need of our souls, God has given us marriage as a divine institution and a foundational institution of society. Today it is also a disputed institution which calls the church to stand in faithfulness to God’s biblical design.