The marriage relationship and the family structure provide a workshop to learn the intricacies of the God-plane relationship between Christ and the church.
Martin Collins, beginning with Pat Wingert's article, "The Incredible Shrinking Bride," decries the short-sighted elaborate planning for a fleeting opulent event at the expense of more important aspects of the marriage covenant. Christ provided a model of a husband loving the bride as his own flesh, sacrificing Himself …
The husband is charged to exercise love to his wife, actually a more demanding task than submitting, carrying more instructions than the command to submit.
Martin Collins, continuing the series on "Marriage and the Family," focuses on the admonition to the husband's obligation to render affection as self-sacrificial love, as seen in I Corinthians 7:3-4 and Ephesians 5:25-33, typifying the affection between Christ and the Church. The husband is commanded to love his wife …
Martin Collins, suggesting that stress sometimes brings a strain on married life, emphasizes that both husband and wife need to get back to the task of being cleansed, as Christ's spiritual bride, by delving into Bible study and prayer. We need to reciprocate the love Christ has given to the church. Christ both sanctifies and …
Martin Collins, reflecting on the recent Thanksgiving celebration, a time which family reunions abound, continues his series on marriage and the family. Sadly, many have carried the baggage of the world into God's Church rather than carefully putting on the armor of God. We need to gain an appreciation of the privileges Christ …
Jesus exposes the Jews' rejection of the gospel using the illustration of a king sending invitations to a wedding celebration.
The most important wedding in world history is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb to His bride. Are we getting ready for it?
Jesus' response to His mother at the wedding—'My hour has not yet come'—was not disrespect but perhaps a challenge to attach real faith with mere knowledge.
Far from being just a book about married love, the Song of Songs relates to the present condition of the church of God.
Husbands need to imitate God's behavior as reflected through the life of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 54 reveals Yahweh (who became Jesus Christ) as the Husband of Israel.
Jesus gave the Parable of the Ten Virgins to encourage His disciples to be watchful and to make preparations for His return and the end of the age.
Under the best of conditions, marriage takes work to make it succeed. Next to baptism, marriage is the most important decision we could ever make.
The Parable of the Ten Virgins is prophetic concerning the attitude of Christians at the end time. The wise and foolish virgins each have things to teach us.
Aside from being only simple stories, parables can have prophetic implications as well.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on Jeffrey Archer's book, Paths of Glory, about the life of George Mallory and his life-long passion for climbing mountains, draws some conclusions about the suitability of companions in accomplishing complex tasks. Evidence shows the possibility that Mallory was first to climb to the top of Mount …
Radical feminism has tried to empower one gender by disabling and marginalizing the other gender, creating a pathological, dysfunctional society.