Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sermon Notes from Sunday 8.4.13 on Ephesians 5.33

Here are the sermon notes from Sunday, 8.4.13, on Ephesians 5.33.  You can get these notes in PDF and the sermon audio at  You can also download the audio via our podcast on iTunes.


Part 22 – Marriage is a Heart Issue 
Ephesians 5.33

The command is unconditional
  • Husbands: love your wives unconditionally
  • Love: wishing, willing, and working toward someone’s best (typically, God’s
    best for someone)
  • Wives: respect your husband unconditionally
  • Respect: voluntary attitude of honor and esteem
    Question of hypocrisy
  • The issue isn’t whether you feel love or respect – those are American problems
  • The issue is whether or not you’re acting as such

    This works best when you assume goodwill
  • Conflict can escalate quickly because of the assumption of ill will
  • Who begins to end the fight? The one who is seeing most clearly

    You are responsible for your side of the equation
    Only the HS can change your spouse at the level of his/her heart 

Not talking at each other or to each other – but with each other.

Wives: communicate to your husband that he’s your... 

Husbands: communicate to your wife that she’s your...
  • Treasure – longs to feel valued
  • Partner – longs for connection 

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