Yikes…Mark Driscoll sure knows how to bring the heat and speak some godly truth. Here are some of the key points or statements that I found particularly interesting from these two sermons:
- Ephesians 5:25. Husbands are to love their wives as the church. Is he selfish or selfless does he take from you or give himself up from you.
- Some of you ladies are very foolish on who you spend time with. You’re like Eve.
- You men are dating and wanting to marry God’s daughters. Do you really think you can lie, manipulate, hit her, neglect her, abuse her, put your hands all over her? You are damaging His daughter. God is her Father and you cannot think that after abusing His daughter that you can cry out for His help and ask for help to do it some more….there is no excuse for any man who claims the name of Christ to treat a woman in a dishonorable, disrespectful way
- Don’t just date a man you can put up with. Date a man you can trust and respect. Date someone who is godly not one who is harsh, inconsiderate, immature.
- Marry a man who you agree with the course of his life and if you don’t agree with the course of his life then you shouldn’t marry him because wherever he is going that is where you’re going and once you are married then you’re going there too.
While we’re at it….here are some points from Francis and Lisa Chan’s podcast on Christ-Centered Marriages.(What can I say…I have to listen to something while I’m running!)
- The goal is not to have a happy marriage. You can have a happy marriage and still come to the end of your life and realize that you didn’t please God. The idea is having a Christ-centered marriage and one of the by-products is a happy, fulfilled marriage.
- Those who are most ready for marriage are those who need it the least. That doesn’t mean there’s not a desire to get married.
- I found life in Christ. I don’t need somebody to give me life.
- Think through ahead of time. Are we after the same thing? Do we both want God to be number one in our lives?
- There’s this mission first and my marriage is a part of that and comes under that. I don’t have time. There’s more to life.