The Death Sentence

The Death Sentence

Sermon Series:  Stretch

Sermon Title:  The Death Sentence

Sermon Scripture: Ephesians 5:21-27; John 12:1-11,20-26

Big Idea:  The first step in stretching your marriage is dying to self.

Ephesians 5:21-27

  1. Have a marriage like Jesus and the Church
    1. Share truth
    2. Lay down your life
    3. Paint a picture

John 12:1-11

  1. Leave no doubt, you’re in or you’re out
    1. No backup plan
    2. Move forward
    3. Put your money where your mouth is

John 12:20-26

  1. Bury the old self
    1. Nothing and no one before Him
    2. Nothing and no one between you two

The miracle of marriage is how two individuals become one.  One in Christ, one in action, and one on mission.

What new action will you take this year to be a couple that moves closer to being like Jesus?  _______________________________