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"This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church." -Ephesians 5:32
Marriage is not a human invention; it is a divine revelation of eternal significance. From the beginning, God designed marriage to convey a greater reality—the passionate, unfailing, redeeming love of God for sinners, the eternal romance between Christ and his bride. Marriage, at its core, is of God and reveals a wonderful truth about God.
Ray Ortlund's Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel traces the biblical view of marriage—from the first marriage in the garden of Eden to the ultimate marriage in the book of Revelation—unveiling a vision of marriage that dignifies our own imperfect unions as a display of the gospel. With a scholar's head and a lover's heart, Ortlund examines marriage through the lenses of creation, fall, law and gospel, illuminating the profound mystery of marriage, namely that it reveals Christ, is for the sake of Christ, and pursues Christ. This volume from the Short Studies in Biblical Theology series leads readers to honor and exalt marriage as a grand display of the gospel, offering guidance and hope for our own marriages today.
|Title: Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel|
By: Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.25 (inches)|
Weight: 5 ounces
Series: Short Studies in Biblical Theology
Stock No: WW546877
Ray Ortlund is the president of Renewal Ministries, the pastor to pastors at Immanuel Church Nashville, and a canon theologian with the Anglican Church in North America. He is the author of several books, including the Preaching the Word commentaries on Isaiah and Proverbs and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He is also a contributor to the ESV Study Bible. Ray and his wife, Jani, have been married for fifty years.
Dane C. Ortlund (PhD, Wheaton College) serves as senior pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers and Deeper: Real Change for Real Sinners. Dane and his wife, Stacey, have five children.
Miles V. Van Pelt (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the Alan Belcher Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, academic dean, and director of the Summer Institute for Biblical Languages at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson. He also serves on the pastoral staff of Grace Reformed Church in Madison, Mississippi. He and his wife, Laurie, have four children.
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