Marriage by God’s Design (Submission, Headship, Love and Respect)

Scripture: Ephesians 5:21-33 

Scripture Memory:  Psalm 1:1-3

 1 Oh, the joys of those who do not
      follow the advice of the wicked,
      or stand around with sinners,
      or join in with mockers.
 2 But they delight in the law of the Lord,
      meditating on it day and night.
 3 They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
      bearing fruit each season.
   Their leaves never wither,
      and they prosper in all they do.

Journey: Today is our last day (really, it is!) of focusing on the theme of marriage and we’re returning to  Ephesians 5 to carefully consider the difficult but critical subjects of submission and Christ-like love in the context of marriage.

One Statement and Two Questions: If we named the title of today’s message “Radically Submissive Wives, Loving Husbands, Happy Homes” we would be very close to summarizing what the Apostle Paul says in Ephesians 5 about marriage. How does that make you feel? Why?      

Glad to pursue His blessing on our marriages with you,  

Will (for the pastors)