5 Keys to A Great Marriage: Equality, Headship, Submission, Love and Respect

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!! 

God bless,

Will (for the pastors)

Six Keys

Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17

Scripture Memory:  Col 3:12-14

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity 


Have you ever wondered what are the characteristics of a good father, a good husband, and a godly example for your spouse to respect and your kids, and everyone else to follow?  Have you ever wondered what are the characteristics of a good mother, a good wife, and a godly example for your husband  to love and your kids to respect, and everyone else to follow? Have you ever wondered what it takes to live a happy and fully satisfied life? Have ever wondered what it take to be a church that God would be proud of… a church that truly represents God’s perfect desire for His people… …a church that represents God’s kingdom here on earth? 

In Col 3:12-17, the Bible provides six different characteristics for his church    We will be looking at this charactersitics in today’s sermon titled “Six Keys…” 

With today being Father’s Day, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all the fathers, a Happy Father’s Day. We trust that you will take the time to enjoy your day.  

God bless,

Gary (for the pastors)