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Earlier this year we polled our congregation to see what topics they would like to hear about. Then we will take the four most popular topics and teach on them each Sunday in March. All because . . . You Asked For It!
I. HONOR GOD THROUGH YOUR MARRIAGE
“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
A. Marriage is the doing of God
For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church— for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
II. HONOR YOUR SPOUSE IN YOUR MARRIAGE
A. The definition of "honor."
B. The biblical call to mutual respect
Ephesians 5:21 NIV
"Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ." (NIV)
"Honor one another above yourselves." (NIV)
"Outdo one another in showing honor." (ESV)
"Practice playing second fiddle." (MSG)
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."
C. Honor Illustrated
D. Application: How to honor your spouse