One of the very first things that God did on earth was to create marriage. These marriage sermons are designed to help couples not just survive, but to thrive in their marital relationship.
One of the most frequently discussed subjects in the Bible is the family. From Adam and Eve and their two sons, to the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to the strong statements in Proverbs, to the relationship Jesus had with his mom and dad and brothers and sisters. Family is close to God’s heart. So marriage sermons are close to God's heart as well.
There are many scripture passages that discuss marriage and make perfect marriage sermons. However, there are some that are more familiar than others. They are,
- Genesis 2:18-25 – God created men and women to be suitable for each other. God sent all the animals to Adam to see what he would name them. At the same time, God was helping Adam see that all animals had mates that were perfect for them – but he had no one perfect for him. So God created Eve and brought her to Adam. Adam exclaimed, “Wow! She is perfect!”
- Genesis 1:26-30 – God created people in his own image. The question in this passage is what “image” means. Does it imply that we look like God? Probably not since God is spirit. Does it imply that we have a nature that is similar to his in that he is just and we seek justice; he is compassionate and we honor those who are compassionate. That may be true, but it probably doesn’t mean that here. I think it suggests that we carry the glory of God with us. Though it is damaged in the fall, humans still retain the glory of God in that we are able to communicate and have a relationship with God.
- Deuteronomy 6:4-9 – Pass to the next generation a knowledge of God of what he has done. Rehearse what God has done for you. Do this frequently, when you sit down or get up in the morning. Do it all day long.
- Proverbs 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go. This verse has two possible meaning. First, if you train a child correctly, he will grow up to be a person of strong character. Second, it may be a satirical statement meaning, if you train a child to live the way he wants to live, when he gets older his will just keep doing as he pleases.
- Proverbs 10:1 – A wise child honors his parents.
- Luke 2:41-51 – Jesus in the temple. Jesus goes about the business of his heavenly father. But when his parents insist, Jesus submits to their parenting and goes with them.
- Ephesians 6:1-4 – Children obey your parents; fathers don’t provoke your children. This passage ties back to Ephesians 5:21. As husbands and wives are to submit to one another, children are also to submit to their parents. It is a sign of a spiritual person.
I am in the process of compiling marriage sermons. As time goes by, this page will expand substantially with sermons about marriage. Click on the links below to review the free sermon outlines about marriage.