Weekend Message Takeaway: “The Celebration of Marriage”

This past weekend, we were joined by special guest Doug Fields as we closed out our mini series, “Family Matters.” In this message, we explored the importance and beauty of marriage, as well as the impact your marriage can have on your kids and the people around you. 

Watch the video below to see a few highlights from the teaching and share it with your friends via social media. To watch the message in its entirety, click here.

 

FOR THE NOTE TAKERS
Let’s recap some of the key talking points from Doug's teaching this weekend:

Marriage Needs to be Honored by All (Hebrews 13:4): As followers of Jesus, we should speak highly of marriage and build it up. We need to become marriage advocates, people who demonstrate just how valuable and powerful the marriage covenant is, who see marriage as God’s beautiful design for humanity. As a married person, you can honor your spouse by seeing him or her as highly valuable and expressing gratitude to one another.

Marriage Needs to be Enjoyed (Ecclesiastes 9:7–10): Life goes by really fast, it’s fleeting, so enjoy the time you have with your companion. The most effective way to enjoy your marriage is to date your mate. You’re not living life to its fullest when you’re living in a routine or stuck in a rut. So experience the fun and power of enjoying one another and dating one another all over again. 

Marriage Needs to be Prioritized (Genesis 2:24): Your marriage actually needs to be prioritized over your parenting. At some point, your child(ren) will leave the home, but your spouse will always be with you; your spouse is one with you. Your marriage is your most important relationship, aside from your relationship with God. Your marriage should not be child-centric; it should prioritize your spouse. 

Quote to Remember: The greatest gift you can give your child(ren) is a healthy marriage.Doug Fields


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A LOOK AHEAD

This Wednesday, join us for an incredible night of powerful worship and heartfelt prayer as we reflect on God’s goodness while praising Him together. As a church family, we will pursue God’s heart and lift up His name!
 We’ll also launch our annual FoodShare campaign! Help us meet the physical needs of those in our community while also ministering to their spiritual needs as we collect non-perishable food items over the next few weeks. For a list of items to donate, click here!

This weekend, we’ll kick off our new four-week, church-wide teaching series: “Contagious: The Spread of the Generous Gospel.” Come find out why the generous life is the most fulfilling life and explore what living generously looks like as it pertains to our relationships, time, talents, and treasures. In week one, Pastor Doug will teach us about the generosity of our heavenly Father. 

About the Author

Danny Saavedra

Danny Saavedra has served on the staff of Calvary since 2012, managing the Calvary Devotional and digital discipleship resources. He has a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling and Master of Divinity in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary. His wife Stephanie, son Jude, and daughter Zoe share a love of Star Wars, good food, having friends over for dinner, and studying the Word together as a family.