We are all sinners. Sinners sin. Sin hurts people. Hurt people often have difficulty relating to those who hurt them. Even for the redeemed in Christ, sin is a present reality that we fight against.
Dave Harvey, author of When Sinners Say “I Do” just released a new DVD series of teaching related to the book called When Sinners Say “I Do”: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage.
The DVD series consists of eight 22ish-minute sessions dealing with topics of sin, design, contentment, mercy, sex, and stubborn grace. The format is sharp and simple: Dave Harvey stands in front of a black background and teaches. Nothing more is needed because the value of this study is not in flashy graphics or videography, but the truth of Scripture Harvey communicates.
Harvey begins by presenting a theology of marriage and a clear, transformative application of gospel truths. The reason Harvey lays a solid foundation on the doctrine of sin is because, “A healthy doctrine of sin will fuel a healthy and appropriate self-evaluation.” This evaluation will cause couples to see their behavior for what it is and humble them. Sin is a great equalizer among couples because it shows everyone their need for a Savior. And this is where the transformation of the gospel steps in. Harvey describes it simply, “Forgiven sinners forgive sin.”
This is a great DVD series for singles, married couples with two weeks or two decades of marriage under their belt because it deals with what is of first importance in life and marriage: the gospel. New couples will learn to set good habits and view their marriage through the lens of the gospel while veteran couples will be strengthened by the grace of God applied toward our marriage relationships. This DVD set is a good alternative to reading the book and allows couples to more easily watch together in a small group and discuss with the free downloadable study guide available from Shepherd Press.
The When Sinners Say “I Do” DVD series is a great resource to center your marriage on the gospel of Jesus Christ and live in light of it’s transforming power.
Title: When Sinners Say “I Do” DVD Series
Publisher: Shepherd Press
Rating: 5 Stars
I received this series from CrossFocusedReviews in exchange for an honest review. (Thanks Shaun and Dave!)