In this week's teaching episode of Into the Pray, Nick takes a slight detour into the pages of Ephesians 5 before digging into our next chapter (7) next week.
How poor is the professing church's understanding of marriage? How poor is the teaching?
As Nick explains in this episode, referring back to experiences in a mega church in the UK, the general lay of the land is exceedingly poor and it wouldn't be right to dive straight into chapter 7 of 1 Corinthians without first setting out our stall on this signature part of our callings, as those who are heralding the preparation of the Bride for the coming Bridegroom King.
What is the role of the media in normalising that which is anti-God?... that which is anti-Jesus?
What is the theological answer?
Have you softened on some of this stuff when actually what God is calling you to be is sharpened and prophetically so?
We would do well to ponder these realities before going through the door of 1 Corinthians 7.
You can find Piper's book, This Momentary Marriage, here.
You can read Nick's primary blog post on marriage from 2013 here.
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Finally, here is a song that we have been comforted by in recent stormy days.
Come, Lord Jesus!