Sermon Reflections 59

Wednesday April 26, 2017
Husbands and Fathers
Colossians 3:19
April 23, 2017
In remembering the sermon, answer these questions: 
Read Genesis 2:24 — What are the three things that go into a marriage?
What is significant about the man leaving his parents, and the woman being given?
Read Ephesians 5:25 — What does true headship look like?
What kind of love is a husband to show his wife? (cf 1 Corinthians 13)
Read Ephesians 5:29 — What are the two ways in which husbands are to treat their wives?
What does the word cherish mean?
How does Paul define headship in Colossians 3:19?
Take some time to meditate on the same truth in these verses:
Genesis 2; Ephesians 5:25-33; 1 Peter 3:7; 1 Corinthians 13; Philippians 2:1-4
As God's Word exposes my heart, what does this mean for my life?
For husbands:
— In what ways can we be harsh with our wives with our words and attitudes?
— We can neglect our wives in different ways: emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually. What might our neglect of their needs reveal about our fundamental selfishness in these areas? What might it reveal about our unconscious view of women in general?
— How does understanding that we are one flesh with our wives radically change how we see/love/pursue them?
— How do I grow in living with my wife in an understanding way, showing her honor and deference? How does this coincide with my headship?
For wives:
— If my husband is to love me like Christ loves the church, I am to respect and submit to my husband like the Church respects and submits to Jesus. In this sense, how might Hebrews 13:17 apply to my role as wife and helpmate?