A Marriage for the Mission: Part 2

Yesterday I laid out the need for healthy, biblical submission that is required for a missional marriage. Today we will briefly look at the second essential ingredient.

2. Christ’s mission first (A mutual prioritization’s around Christ’s mission)


In 1st Corinthians 7, Paul writes something that at first glance seems drastic and irrational. Yet, it’s in the following principle we find what should be the prioritization scheme of every couple in Christ.

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Have Some Fruit

Banana please… banana please! Those were the first words I heard from the mouth of my four year old this morning. He loves fruit. So does God.

“Be fruitful and multiply…”

“…I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain…”

In our life with Christ, fruit refers to the things our lives produce. What comes out of our lives, mouths, thoughts and attitudes directly reflects where we have planted our roots and what kinds of seeds we have sown.

In Galatians, Paul makes it clear that if we want a life that is full of good fruit, it must come from planting ourselves in the Holy Spirit of God by allowing Him to govern our lives. When your life is purposefully and intentionally surrendered to the Holy Spirit each new day, these are the things that will naturally be produced:

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Grace is Better

Gifts are good.

Success is good.

Life is good.

Grace is better.

Enjoy grace and everything else will fall into place. Grace doesn’t demand that you be THE best, it enables you to be YOUR best. Along with it comes contentment in who God created you to be, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Whatever is driving you today, just put the grace of God ahead of it.

-Pastor Josh

2 Timothy 2:1 – You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.