Marriage: God ordained Roles

JP: This Wednesday’s study will be from Ephesians 5:22-33. I encouage you to read these earlier posts: Scriptural Marriage Axioms and “the mystical union that is betwixt Christ and his Church”.

This week’s outline:

  1. The context of the commands: (Ephesians 5:18-22)
  2. The roles intended:
    • Wife: Submission and respect
    • Husband: Leadership and love
  3. Perfectly? Not! What finite, fallen man can love a woman “as Christ also loved the church”?
  4. Observations – required:
    • Protection of the relationship
    • Privacy for the relationship
    • Communication
    • Sharing
    • Fidelity
    • The Word of God
    • Forgiveness
  5. Who is hurt by a “bad” marriage?
  6. The symbol: 5:32, “is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church”
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