Men, Will You Vow to Lead?

Yesterday, we kicked off the Real Marriage sermon series at all Mars Hill churches. The opening sermon was entitled, “New Marriage, Same Spouse.”

A biblical understanding of marriage is that men are to be the spiritual leaders in their families who should work towards leaving a great gospel legacy for future generations, a topic I preached on last month out of Genesis 3, 1 Timothy 2 and 3, and Ephesians 5.

Towards the end of this Sunday’s sermon, I challenged the husbands in the room to stand up and take a vow that they would lead their family well. I then asked them to each pray over his wife, to serve her Communion, and to worship together holding hands.

It was a moving experience to see hundreds of men stand, take the vow, and pray over their wives in the service.

Below is a clip from that part of the sermon.

Also, we’ve made the vow into a poster that you men can print out and place in your home. Read it each day, and ask the Holy Spirit to help you lead your family well as a husband and a dad.