Husbands Love Your Wife

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric begins our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Husbands Love Your Wife”

Ephesians 5:25-31
Ice Breaker: What was your favourite subject in school? Why?


1. What does Paul mean in verse 28 when he says, “He who loves his wife loves himself”?
2. In Ephesians 5 Paul talks about our union with Christ (being members of his body) and the significance this has for marriages. Find another instance in the New Testament that illustrates this.
3. Read 1 Peter 3:7. How would mistreating your spouse hinder your prayers?
4. Find three other verses from the epistles that show we are to love others with the same love we have for ourselves.
5. Ephesians 5:25 highlights the fact that Christ’s love for his bride is a sacrificial love. What is something in your life that you need to sacrifice in order to love your spouse better?
6. Considering that the ability to love others is directly tied to our own spiritual health, what do you need to change in your life to better maintain the health of your soul?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

“While your character flaws may have created mild problems for other people, they will create major problems for your spouse and your marriage.” – Tim Keller