Scripture Memory: Matthew 6:5-6
5 “ . . .when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Journey: There’s an important principle in bible study that is called the analogy of Scripture. Analogy of Scripture means that we use the bible to interpret the bible. In other words, we use more lucid passages to understand those that are more difficult. We use more detailed passages to understand those that are brief. We read the bible as a whole and through the practice are helped to have an understanding of life that is full, rich and profound.
Colossians 3 contains two direct but very brief sentences about the relationship of husbands and wives to one another (3:18-19). Therefore, today we will use the analogy of Scripture and read Ephesians 5:21-33 (a longer, parallel passage) along with Colossians 3 to understand amongst other things what Paul means when he says, “Wives, submit to your husbands . . .” (Col 3:18).
Ladies, please be sure to bring your husbands. You absolutely do not want them to miss this!!
Will (for the pastors)