As Good As It Gets

As Good As It Gets

An Idol is made when we worship one of God’s good gifts rather than the One who gave us the gift. Our culture has made an idol of romance and marriage. This has not only damaged the institution of marriage but our understanding of God’s plan and purpose for marriage. Join us for the final message in Ever After where we learn that marriage is a broken and temporary signpost pointing us to something far more permanent and perfect.  

Marriage Myth #4:

The myth of as good as it gets

Marriage is a temporary and broken signpost pointing toward a permanent and perfect union with God through Jesus Christ.

  • Marriage is a temporary signpost.
  • Marriage is a broken signpost.
  • The purpose of marriage is to point us toward a permanent and perfect union with God through Jesus Christ.

Scripture:

He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.” The disciples said to him, “If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.” – Matthew 19:8-10 (ESV)

But Jesus answered them, “You are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. – Matthew 22:29-30 (ESV)

Daily Readings:

This week’s daily Bible reading completes our journey through the book of Genesis. As you read, pay special attention to the family dynamics mentioned in these chapters. Invite the Holy Spirit to teach you about your own family and relationships through the accounts you read. 

Day 1: Genesis 38-39
Day 2: Genesis 40-41
Day 3: Genesis 42-43
Day 4: Genesis 44-45
Day 5: Genesis 46-47
Day 6: Genesis 48-49
Day 7: Genesis 50

Suggested Resources:

Books:

Holy Sexuality and the Gospel, by Christopher Yuan
The Meaning of Marriage, by Tim Keller
The Mingling of Souls, by Matt Chandler
You and Me Forever, by Francis Chan
Scary Close, by Donald Miller

RightNowMedia.com:

I Love You More, by Les and Leslie Parrott
His Needs, Her Needs, by Bill and Joyce Harley
Convergence: Marriage, by Donald Miller