THIS WEEK: HUMILITY IN THE HOME – BEING A REVOLUTIONARY DISCIPLE IN THE HOME SPHERE
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HUMILITY IN MARRIAGE
Ephesians 5:21-33 (NIV) Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 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. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
HUMILITY AS CHILDREN, PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS
Epheisans 6:1-4 (NIV) – Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.” Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT AND DISCUSS:
Passages to consider: Philippians 2:3,4; Ephesians 5:1,2 & 21; Ephesians 5:22-30; Ephesians 6:1-4; Psalm 68:4-6
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