Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sermon Notes on Ephesians 5.22-24 from 7.28.13

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 7.28.13, on Ephesians 5.22-24.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio via our website,  You can also download the audio via our podcast on iTunes.

Part 22 – Marriage is a Faith Issue (for Wives)
Ephesians 5.22-24
Question:  do you notice me?
·      Sarandon Quote from Shall We Dance?  “We need a witness to our lives.  There’s a billion people on the planet.  I mean, what does any one life really mean?  But in a marriage you’re promising to care about everything.  The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things…all of it , all the time, every day.  You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.  Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.’”
·      Fear:  Am I alone?
·      Fear: Will I matter?

What is the content of the call?
·      Submit to husbands as to Lord
o   Not passive 
o   Not absent from text

What are the expressions of the call?

·      Encouragement – summoning godly leadership out of your husband

·      Affirmation – saying yes to godly leadership by your husband

·      Following – supporting godly leadership by your husband

What are the conditions of the call?

·      As to the Lord – you follow your husband and follow Christ

·      This is about faith in Jesus, not your husband


·      Find the Cross

·      Deal with Anger

·      Deal with the Issues (see 4.25-32)

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