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Happily Ever After #2 – marriage renewal and vitality

This series is about allowing God to speak into our marriage relationships so as to bring renewal and vitality. The marriage relationship is so significant that God chose it as a picture of his relationship with his people. In the Old Testament, we are told that God saw himself as the husband of Israel (Isa. 54:5). In the New Testament, Christ is seen as the husband of the church (2 Cor. 11:2), and the church is seen as the bride of Christ.
In Ephesians 5:21-33 Paul gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of a marriage that out of the love of Christ (vs 1-2) mutual love and respect result in the unity that we spoke of last week from Philippians 2.