Harris Campus

SERVICE TIMES

Two Services:
Sunday at 8 & 11 AM

Sunday school

9:30 AM

Address

7200 E. WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28215

Latest Sermon

Contact

704-531-4000

Mallard Creek Campus

SERVICE TIMES

Sunday at 10:00 AM
Spanish Worship at 10:00 AM

Sunday school

8:45 AM

Address

13200 Mallard Creek Road
Charlotte, NC 28262

Latest Sermon

Contact

704-531-4000

Latin American

Two Locations:

Harris Campus
7424 E. WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28227

Mallard Creek Campus
13200 Mallard Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28262

Contact

704-531-4000

Marriage & The Gospel

Since the days of Eden, when God declared that “A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24), marriage has been historically understood as the uniting of one man and one woman in a covenant commitment for a lifetime. However, in recent decades this bedrock institution of civilization has been slowly redefined into something altogether foreign from God’s original design. Therefore, it is imperative that the Christian have a biblical understanding of marriage.

Statement of Marriage

three foundational truths from the Scripture:

  1. Marriage is biblically understood as the union of one biological man and one biological woman. In Genesis 2, God initiates the institution of marriage as the heterosexual union of Adam and Eve indicating this as his exclusive design by commanding them to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:28). The term “marriage” has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in scripture (Gen. 2:23–24). All sexual activity outside of the covenant of heterosexual marriage is understood as immorality.
  2. Marriage is biblically understood as a covenant commitment for a lifetime. In Matthew 19, Jesus declares that when a couple marries, “they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate” (Matthew 19:6). Marriage is not merely a social agreement between a man and a woman but a covenant sanctioned by God that man should not separate. Marriage was given by God as part of His common grace, and that it has no meaning other than as He has purposed (Gen. 2:18–24). Marriage is subject to the curse of the Fall but that believers, living in obedience to the Scripture and under the control of the Holy Spirit, can begin to experience peaceful, productive, and fulfilled marriage as intended by God (Gen. 3:16; 1 Peter 3:7).
  3. Marriage is biblically understood to reveal the union between Christ and His church. In Ephesians 5, Paul indicates that God’s design for marriage is a profound mystery that “refers to Christ and the church” (Ephesians 5:32). That is, marriage is a picture of the gospel, whereby a couple models the way God relates to His people. This is done when husbands sacrificially love their wives as Christ loved the church and when wives willingly submit to their husband’s headship as the church submits to Christ’s headship.

Therefore, we take the biblical institution of marriage very seriously at Hickory Grove. Our desire, in accordance with Hebrews 13:4, is that “marriage be held in honor among all.”

Biblical Sexuality

Hickory Grove's Statements on Biblical Sexuality.

Biblical Sexuality (pdf)

Divorce & Remarriage

Hickory Grove's Statement on Divorce & Remarriage

Divorce & Remarriage (pdf)

 

Recommended Resources

Hickory Grove has a list of recommended resources for marriage. 

Recommended Resources

Weddings

If you are interested in having one of the Hickory Grove Pastors officiate your wedding and/or if you would like to have your wedding at Hickory Grove please read over the Statement of Marriage above, the pastor and wedding policies, and other information below before clicking on the link to fill out Inquiry Form. Once your form is submitted, it will be reviewed and you will hear a response within five business days.

CONTACT
Please fill out the wedding inquiry form or email Nichole Taylor (Wedding Coordinator/Director) for questions or call Nichole at 704-531-4028.

 

Harris Campus Wedding

Mallard Creek Campus Wedding