Meaning in marriage is not found by pursuing happiness or self-fulfillment, meaning marriage is discovered by practicing self-sacrifice.
Marriage alone does not display the gospel only but it certainly does give us a glimpse of the heart of God. From choosing, pursuing, and infidelity, how God does not give up on his beloved. It is in these perimeters that our marriage becomes the masterpiece of God’s good work. Preaching the gospel to ourselves 24/7/365 equips us to live this masterpiece in our marriage.
So what does a masterpiece look like? Al Janssen takes his reader/study of God’s word to the beginning. With his unique gift of story telling, he does offer a spin, not to take away truth but to open our eyes to a greater truth. What God has done and why. It is for easy in today’s world with our self-reliance and arrogance to forget about God and our total dependency on Him. No matter what you believe, your world can change on a dime. A death, a tragedy, a divorce can change your world and how you view it. Janssen with his high view of marriage has counseled others when they have struggled with their own view of marriage. Do we look at marriage as a “Masterpiece”? This study on marriage gives you the opportunity to do so and act on it.
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