Gospel-Centered Marriage (Le mariage centré sur l'Évangile)
There is more to the Bible teaching on marriage than just a few well-known verses.
It runs through the entire Bible - from Creation to the redemptive work of Christ to the rebellion of mankind. The lighting he casts shapes our entire life as a couple.
To better understand marital difficulties (which no couple can escape), we need to understand the nature of our sin and the beauty of the gospel. We cannot live a beautiful life as a couple if we have not understood how to put into practice the truth about God's forgiveness and his mission in the world today.
This practical guide shows the action of the Gospel in everyday life.
Tim Chester is an author, teacher, trainer, and church planter. He has written extensively on prayer, mission, social issues, and theology. Tim is married to Helen and they have two daughters.
My boyfriend and I read this book during our engagement. He has constantly brought us back to God. We understand that our relationship will only bear fruit on the foundation of the gospel of the grace, forgiveness, and love of Christ.
We have been married for years, but I have to say that our family's daily life has really benefited from this book. We have learned to thank God again for the gift of marriage and to renew our vision of life as a couple, together in his service.
- Guy and Belinda
A great tool for anyone who wants to immerse their entire life in the reality of the gospel. Firmly anchored in biblical truth, these little manuals help us understand our reality from the perspective and priorities of the God of Jesus Christ, and constantly challenge us to put into practice in daily life: (re) discover and enthusiasm guaranteed in the Gospel, sufficient power of God to believe and to grow!
- Étienne Koning, pastor of the Church of Saint-Lazare, Paris.
Our life matters. And our life is made up of essential spheres. The serious Christian will seek to honor God in these areas with special care and rigor. The “Gospel-Centered” series is a collection of guides that will be of tremendous help to individuals and churches seeking to place essential areas of their lives under the gaze of God and His word in perspective as well. balanced as practical.
- Nathan LAMBERT, co-founder and head of the Fireplace Church (Paris) and author of the book Dieu Est
As a pastor, I observe that most of the problems of human beings (of which I am a part) are due to a misunderstanding of authority. Since the Fall, authority has always been badly exercised and badly lived. But the gospel message changes everything. With these three books, Tim Chester makes us meditate (by his reflections, but also by the questions he asks) on the links between authority and the Gospel in the conjugal, family and professional circle. What makes these three books unique is that their author does not use the Bible as a cookbook but as the book of the great history of God. And he asks the following question: "How does the great story of God intervene in our little personal stories?" in other words "how should the Gospel revolutionize our daily lives?"
- Jonathan MEYER, disciple of Jesus, pastor of the Evangelical Church Action Biblique de la Servette in Geneva
Table of contents
Meaning of symbols
Part 1: A Gospel-Centered Marriage
1. Marriage and the Passionate Love of God
2. Marriage and God's plan
3. Marriage and the Kingdom of God
4. Marriage and the Submission of God's People
5. Marriage and the loving authority of Christ
Part Two: Gospel-Centered Relationships
8. The conflict
Part Three: A Gospel-Centered Sexuality
11. Sexual pleasure
12. Love in Sexuality
13. Misguided Sexuality
14. Gospel-Centered Beauty
15. Conclusion: all marriages have an end
Original title : Gospel-centered marriage
Author : Tim Chester
Publisher : BLF Edition
Publication : April 2021
ISBN : 978-2-36249-574-8
Pages : 137
Dimensions : 14 x 21 cm
Format : paperback
Weight : 172 g