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Text: Ephisians 5:22-33


I. hupotasso

* hupotasso was a secular military term used to describe the responsibility of a soldier lining up under his commanding officer.  * hupotasso- a word that assumes headship, which the New Testament verifies.     (see alsoI Corinthians 11:3) * hupotasso concerns order not value.  The husband is of no greater value than the wife.

* The word hupo means “under,” and tasso, means “to remain.”  Put together the word then by definition means “to remain under.”   * Key Phrase- the phrase “as to the Lord” qualifies her primary responsibility; which is submission to the Lord.

 

II. Phobeo

* The Word phobeo comes from phobos meaning fear, reverence, respect and honor.  * Clearly in context the idea of phobeo is to have respect for one’s husband.  The present tense of the word calls for ongoing continuous respect.

 

III. Hurdles to Respect and Submission

* Desire

* Culture

* Equally Yoked (see also 2 Cor. 6:14-18)

* Belittlement

* Loving Leadership

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Text: Ephesians 5:22-33

Percentage of Married People Who Reach Anniversaries:
5th: 82%
10th: 65%
15th: 52%
25th: 33%
35th: 20%
50th: 5%

Principle #4- God has a clear design for how the family is to function.

A. Sacrificial love-meaning the husband, in love gives himself for his wife.  He gives to her by recognizing and responding to her needs:

(con"t)
   3. Physical-have eyes for her only.
          a. Affirmation-involves expressing   your dedication to her.
          b. Affection-should be expressed to her on a regular basis.

B. Caring love-there are two words the author uses to help describe this love.

    1. Nourishes-to provide for; to nurture. 
 
    2. Cherishes-to warm; to be tender toward.

C. Lasting love-from the very beginning the blueprint for marriage was given.

    1. Leave-potentially a major road block in the marriage.

    2. Cleave-literally means to be glued together.  The emphasis is on  permanence.

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Ephesians 5:15-33

Interesting Statistic: Couples on average spend 12 to 15 minutes a day in conversation. 

Principle #4- God has a clear design for how the family is to function.

I. The Husband is the leader who loves.
              
        A. Sacrificial love-meaning the husband, in love gives himself for his wife.  He gives to her by recognizing and responding to her needs:

            1. Spiritual- Time in prayer and the word.

            2. Emotional-centers on the word communication.
                a. the need to be heard
                b. the need to hear

*Issues Affecting Communication:
*One or both acting defensive under criticism.
*Always being negative about the others view.
*Blaming the other for anything that goes wrong.
*Bringing up past arguments.
*Not forgiving.
*Wanting to win every argument.
*Not listening to the others opinion.
*Unresolved conflict.
*Interrupting the other when they are speaking.
*Finding it difficult to say “I’m sorry”.

    3. Physical-have eyes for her only.

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Ephesians 5:15-33

As we continue our series on healthy relationships we now turn our attention to the role of husbands.

Principle #4- God has a clear design for how the family is to function.

I. The Husband is the Leader who Loves.
(a passive husband will result in an over assertive wife.)

A) Loves Sacrificially- meaning the husband, in love gives himself for his wife.

1. Spiritual- Time in prayer and the word.
Three benefits - * "How can I pray for you? * She will see your need to depend on the Lord. * It sets the example for being the godly father.

What are the advantages? - (see also Psalm 119:33) Every husband needs to be teachable.
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Text: Ephesians 5:18

Principle # 1-The supreme objective of the church is to Glorify God:
Principle # 2- God desires that we (the church) live a balanced life. 
Principle # 3- God has given to us the power source for victorious living.
“Do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Holy Spirit.”    -Ephesians 5:18

1) He Regenerated us-regeneration is the act whereby the Spirit cleanses the person from sin and gives them a new nature. (Titus 3:5; John 3:3-8)
“He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” Titus 3:5

2) He Indwelt Us-indwelling of the Holy Spirit is His taking up residence within the believer. (John 14:16-17; Romans 8:9,11)
“And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not behold Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you, and will be in you.”  John 14:16-17

3) He Sealed Us-the sealing of the Holy Spirit is the work of God the Father who sets the Holy Spirit as a seal upon every believer to preserve him until the day of redemption. (Eph. 1:13; 4:30)
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”  Ephesians 4:30

4) He Baptized Us-the baptism of the Holy Spirit is that work in which He brings the believer into union with Christ and all other believers. (I Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:27-28)
“For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and we were all made to drink of one Spirit.”  I Cor. 12:13

* He Fills Us-this does not concern us receiving more of the Holy Spirit.  To be filled by the Holy Spirit is to be under His control.  The Key to right living and healthy Biblical relationships is being Spirit-controlled!

Practical Consequences of being Spirit-filled:
#1- Singing-the first consequence of being Spirit-filled is that you will have a song in your heart.
#2- Giving thanks to the Lord:
         always
         for all things
         in the Name of Christ






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