• Ps Stephen

Living for Jesus Out of Our Marriage

If you are married, I wonder if you have ever thought about how you live for Jesus out of your marriage?


Acts 18:1-4

As this couple faithfully show hospitality, generosity, sharing the Word, and standing for Jesus, it has a massive ripple effect.

If you are married, I wonder if you have ever thought about how you live for Jesus out of your marriage? In our western mindset, we tend to think individualistically. This impacts our faith—its more about me and Jesus. But if you are married, how does being a couple impact on living for Jesus? My life, my marriage and my family have all been strengthened and blessed by couples God has brought our way. As a young married couple in Toowoomba, we were invited into a home group of a married couple with primary aged children who showed us love, encouragement and insight into living for Jesus with a young family. That helped shape us as we later began to have children.


The story of Aquila and Priscilla is one of welcome, hospitality, the centrality of God’s word and intentional investment into helping others know and grow in Christ. They were tent makers, working in the marketplace and they encountered Paul (Acts 18:1-4) whom they invited to work and live with them. Under Paul’s influence for one and a half years, they grew in faith and maturity in Christ. Later, their teaching and hospitality empowered Apollos in his wider preaching and evangelism (Acts 18:24-26). Later, we see them leading a church in their home in Ephesus and later in Rome. As this couple faithfully show hospitality, generosity, sharing the Word, and standing for Jesus it has a massive ripple effect. Paul writes in Romans 16:4, “They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful for them.” To our married couples, let me encourage you to faithfully and intentionally sow and grow the Good News of Christ into others by opening your homes and lives.


God Bless.


Pastor Stephen








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