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Women in Marriage (part I) “Gospel-Centered Marriage”

January 1, 2017 Speaker: John Bell Series: Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

Passage: Ephesians 5:21–5:33

Women in Marriage (part I)

“Gospel-Centered Marriage”

Ephesians 5:21-33

Point # 1: A word to husbands, and those who aspire to become husbands: gospel-centered marriages begin with husbands who love their wives as Jesus loved the church in his death: sacrificially and for her good.

Question: How does the cross and the gospel connect to husbands in empowering their love for their wives? Answer: Husbands recall the death and resurrection of Jesus and connect that to some biblical commands about husbanding (e.g., 1 Peter 3:7; Colossians 3:19)

Point # 2: A word to wives, and those who aspire to become wives: in a gospel-centered marriage, the wife submits herself to her husband as the church submits to Jesus.

Question: How does the cross and the gospel connect to wives, to empower their submission to their husbands? Answer: They recall the church’s duty to submit to Christ, and connect that to some biblical commands about being a godly wife (1 Peter 3:1-6; Gen. 2)

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