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

22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. 25Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: 30For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. 32This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. (KJV)

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