Sermon Outline

Title: The Gospel in Marriage

Speaker: Pastor Paul Chappell

Bible Reference: Ephesians 5:25-29

Genesis 2:22-24 KJV

22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. 23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. 24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Ephesians 5:25 KJV

25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

I. Sacrificial Love

A. By Selfless Love

Romans 12:10 KJV

10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

1 Corinthians 13:4-5 KJV

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

B. By Serving Love

John 10:17-18 KJV

17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again. 18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

Matthew 16:25 KJV

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.


II. Sanctifying Love

A. Produces a Godly Testimony

B. Produces a Cleansed Life


4 Reasons to Sanctify Your Family

1. Destruction of Masculinity and Femininity

2. Attack on Marriage

3. Elevation of Transgender Activities

4. Advancement of Abortion


4 Ways to Sanctify Your Family

1. Family Devotions with Kids

2. Church Attendance

3. Internet Guidelines

4. Boundaries


III. Secure Love


A. Through Expressive Love

1 Corinthians 7:33 KJV

33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.


B. Through Emphatic Love



I. Sacrificial Love

II. Sanctifying Love

III. Secure Love


Ephesians 4:32 KJV

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.