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Sermon Outline, April 30, 2017, “Exalt Christ in the Home”

Exalt Christ in the Home

Ephesians 5:22-33

 Exalt Christ in the Home through Leadership.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Sacrificial Love.

                        ~ Romans 8:33-34       Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; 34 who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Sanctifying Love.

                        ~ Proverbs 31:10         An excellent wife, who can find?  For her worth is far above jewels.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Satisfying Love.

                        ~ I Peter 1:22  Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,

~ I Peter 4:8    Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

            Husbands demonstrate the leadership of Christ through Selfless Love.

                        ~ I Corinthians 13:5     does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,

~ Philippians 2:3-4      Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

Exalt Christ in the Home through Submission.

            Wives reflect submission by Respecting their Husbands.

                        ~ I Corinthians 11:3     But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.

            Wives reflect submission by Obedience to their Husbands.

                        ~ I Peter 3:1    In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,

Exalt Christ in the Home through Commitment.

            Commit to the Priority of the Marriage Relationship.

                        ~ Proverbs 18:22         He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the Lord.

            Commit to the Covenant of the Marriage Relationship.

                        ~ Hebrews 13:4           Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

 

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