Husbands and Wives

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What does belonging to Christ mean in the different relationships of life? In this part of the letter, Paul explains how a husband and wife should live together. He shows how the gospel is to be modeled in each home. He has one word for wives, and one for husbands: and both are vital for us to live a life that pleases Christ.

Passages:Ephesians 5:22-33
Date:September 18, 2011
Series & Preacher:Salvation in Ephesians, David Anderson (Brotherhood Baptist Church, Eldoret, Believers' Fellowship)
Tags:christian living, ephesians, husbands, marriage, wives
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Ephesians 5:22-33

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body. 31 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (ESV)

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