Wives Respect Your Husband

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues our series Our Family Portrait with a sermon entitled “Wives Respect Your Husband”

Ephesians 5:33b
Ice Breaker: One fact about me that might surprise you is…
1. Read Ephesians 5:22-24 and 1 Corinthians 11:3. Is the structure of marriage dictated by culture or God?
2. The Greek word used in v.33 is phobe? (from which we derive our modern term phobia), which is often translated “fear”. Is Paul suggesting that wives should actually be afraid of their husbands?
3. Peter cites the example of Sarah as an example of a godly wife (1 Peter 3:1-6). Find the reference in the Old Testament and explain why Sarah’s conduct was commendable.
4. In 1 Peter 3:3-4 he points out that the beauty and adornment of a woman should not be outward but inward. Find another allusion like this in the Bible.
5. Read Proverbs 31:10-31. How would you sum up the description of a godly woman in one sentence?
6. What does it mean to you to respect someone? How do your actions change towards someone you respect?
7. What things do you need to start doing differently to better honour your spouse?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
“A strong marriage isn’t magically created when you say, “I do”… It’s built on a lifetime of “I do’s”: I DO love you, I DO cherish you, and I DO choose you.” – Anonymous