Words for the Home to Wives

Immanuel AdminEphesians, Marriage, Men and Women, Ryan Fullerton, Sermons, Words and the Tongue2 Comments

Sermon Date: April 22nd, 2018 Preacher: Ryan Fullerton Text: Ephesians 5:22-6:4

Application Questions

1. Pastor Ryan pointed out that, for wives’ submission, their emphasis should not be on who their husbands are but rather that Christ has put him in the position of husband and head. Because of this we play our part even if/when our spouse isn’t doing so. To wives: Are you currently ‘stuck’ on focusing on who your husband is rather than on the One who has made him your husband? In what ways are you seeking to fight against focusing only on your husband? To husbands: What are some ways that you’re aware of that you need to change which would serve your wives in making submission to you a joy (note, this is also an issue of focus for you).

2. Anxiety is the root of quarreling. We see from 1 Peter 3:1-6 that Sarah’s relationship to Abraham was marked by a quiet trust in the Lord that guarded her from anxiety. Wives: In what ways are you letting anxiety produce quarreling with your husband? Is it around circumstances that are beyond his control? Is it around his blind spots or weaknesses that you’re trying to change? What kind of communication should a quiet trust in the Lord produce in you (even in the face of difficult circumstances or a husband’s blind spots)?

3. To couples: The health of marriages at Immanuel is at different levels from couple to the next. As you think about strengthening your marriage do you really believe that by he Holy Spirit you can actually grow to what God calls you to within your marriage? How is your faith reflected practically in the work you put into your marriage?

2 Comments on “Words for the Home to Wives”

  1. As an engaged couple who have been visiting Immanuel the past few weeks, we have really enjoyed learning more about marriage and digging deeper into our soon to be God given roles in marriage. We have been so refined and encouraged by the last two sermons on husbands and wives! Thank you, as a church for your obedience to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and for blessing us with wisdom and understanding during this difficult time of engagement. We have really struggled discerning how we can practically glorify the Lord in a relationship of two sinners, both coming from families with a long history of abuse and divorce. We are just so grateful for the Lords provision in our lives and placing us in a new place for now, where that His character has been illuminated. Blessings to you all!

    1. Thanks, Brittany, for sharing your encouragement. We’re thankful that the Word is working actively in the lives of so many.

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