Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sermon Notes on Ephesians 5.25-33 on 7.21.13

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 7.21.13, on Ephesians 5.25-33.  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 21 – Marriage is a Faith Issue (for Husbands)
Ephesians 5.25-30

Two Big Fears in a Husband

·      Fear of inadequacy – negative answer to his question
·      Fear of being controlled – never be able to answer his question

Summed up in question:  do I have what it takes?
What is the content of the call?

·      To lay your life down for your wife

What are the expressions of the call?

·      Pastor
·      Provide
·      Protect

What are the conditions of the call?

·      It’s unconditional – you lay your life down no matter what she does. 

·      This is about faith in Christ. 


·      Be Spirit-filled – what happens in v.25-30 hangs on v.18
·      Remember: she’s God’s blessing (Prov. 18.22)
·      Go all in – lose the 50/50 myth
·      Get off the turf – when it doesn’t go the way you planned, get up and do it again
·      Keep the goal in mind:  her sanctification.
·      Do the small things – don’t quit in the small things – you’ll be more likely to quit in the big things

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