Category Archives : Bible’s Theology & Ethics of Marriage (Rayburn)

The Language of Love No. 1

Genesis 2:23-24 To refresh our memories after being away from our subject for two weeks, we took seven Lord’s Day evenings to consider the Bible’s theology of marriage; to answer the question: what is marriage? More recently we have begun to consider the Bible’s ethics of marriage; what it teaches about the responsibilities of husbands […]

The Typical Problems of Husbands & Wives

Genesis 3:1-19 We have discussed at length the Bible’s theology of marriage and began, Last Lord’s Day evening, to consider its ethics of marriage. How are husbands and wives to live in the married state? We began with Ephesians 5 and Paul’s famous assertion of a distinction between husbands and wives and talked about how […]

Marriage as One Man and One Woman

We have been dealing these past Lord’s Day evenings with the Bible’s theology of marriage, or the Bible’s definition of marriage. We have found in the Word of God that marriage is an institution of human life, established at the creation, by which the human race is organized in families; that marriage is a relationship […]

Marriage as the Instrument of Procreation

So far we have developed the Bible’s theology of marriage this way: 1) Marriage is a creation ordinance, God’s way of organizing human life in families; 2) Marriage is a relationship of love; more than simply functional it is to be deeply satisfying and full of personal pleasure; 3) Marriage is a covenant, a sworn […]

Rosemary Fiedler Memorial Service, The Life of Love

When we knew that this evening’s service was to be a Memorial Service for Rosemary Fiedler, I thought at first that I would preach a sermon apropos a Christian’s death. But, then, it occurred to me that no subject would serve as well to remember Rosemary as a sermon on marriage and, in particular, marriage […]