God authored not only the idea of marriage and family, but He also modeled it. His relationship with us, His church, is likened to that of a married couple. Consider these well-known words of the Apostle Paul, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave HImself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word," (Ephesians 5:25). Often we think of marriage in terms of Christ's relationship to the church, and in this exciting series, Pastor Lloyd fundamentally begins with Christ and His bride the church - that glorious relationship - and allows that to be the focal point for this celebratory look at the family of God.
In marriage and family, we thus see a trinity - father, mother, and children - much like the trinity of God's relationship with His church. In fact, those who have received the Son of God as savior have been given the privilege of being named the children of God. As John writes, "Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!" (1 John 3:1).
Join Pastor Lloyd for this exciting look at the family of God - God's children, and their relationships with each other as mothers, fathers, and children!