It doesn’t take you long at Redemption Church to know we are committed to the biblical teaching of biblical manhood and womanhood.
I wanted to highlight a resource for the parents in our church. For two reasons. I love Jesus and I love you.
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman.
It doesn’t take you long at Redemption Church to know we are committed to the biblical teaching of biblical manhood and womanhood. The Bible declares men and women are created equal before God being made in his image. We don’t gain value before God or one another based on our positions, careers, income, or influence. We have inherent value because God assigns it to us as beings made in His likeness (Gen. 1:27-28).
In this perfect complement of genders, God is glorified, the home thrives, and the gospel is demonstrated.
God has assigned within this equal humanity gender roles. Men are to be masculine pastors, providers, and protectors for their families (Gen. 2:15, Eph. 5:25-30, 1 Tim. 5:8). Women are to be feminine daughters of God, wives, and mothers. (Eph. 5:22-23, Titus 2:3-5). In this perfect complement of genders, God is glorified, the home thrives, and the gospel is demonstrated. From my earliest days as a pastor I’ve sought to reclaim this truth by equipping men and women to embrace this teaching and to see their marriages and homes as the highest calling from Jesus.
The goal is Jesus. His fame and our enjoyment of him.
However, I’ve found that in the day to day, it’s easy to make marriage or motherhood THE goal. It’s not. The goal is Jesus. His fame and our enjoyment of him. Marriage and motherhood is a gift in which we grow in our enjoyment of God, but they are the not the end. When we make them the end, then they become an idol and our spouses and kids become functional Saviors. Marriage makes a bad god and people make bad saviors.
My prayer is that couples in our church will read and work through the ways in which Jesus is being known, enjoyed, and made known through the beautiful calling of manhood and womanhood.
Jesus is enough,