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The Husband's Role in Marriage, Part 2

November 18, 2018 Speaker: Michael Knight Series: Marriage

Topic: Marriage Passage: Ephesians 5:21–5:27, 1 Peter 3:7–3:7

The husband and wife have God-ordained roles within marriage. God's role for the husband is addressed in our texts: 1 Peter 3:7 and Ephesians 5:21-27. This sermon is the second of a two-part message.

1. The husband is to be a learner. (1 Peter 3:7)

2. The husband is to honor and respect his wife in everything. 

3. The husband is to be a godly leader. (Ephesians 5:23)
- A godly leader is not a dictator. 
- Godly leadership does not mean that the husband makes all the decisions.
- A godly leader is a servant. (John 13:4-5)
- A godly leader leads by example. He should be a positive pacesetter. 
- A godly leader is a growing Christian.
- A godly leader will be most interested in the spiritual condition and growth of his wife. (Ephesians 5:26-27)

4. The husband is to be a lover. (Ephesians 5:25, 28, 33)
- Love Defined:
• Love expects nothing in return. 
• Love is unconditional and sacrificial. 
• Love gives to meet the needs of someone else. 
• Love is volitional or an act of the will.
• It’s the kind of love God demonstrated by sending His Son. 
• It’s the kind of love Christ showed by giving His life for us. 

- Love Demonstrated
• Demonstrate it by loving first because Christ loved us first. (1 John 4:19)
• Demonstrate it by loving more as Christ loved us more.
• Demonstrate it by loving sacrificially as Christ sacrificed His life.
• Demonstrate it by loving in deed as Christ showed His love by action. 
• Demonstrate it by loving in spite of her faults as Christ loves us in spite of our sins. 
• Demonstrate it by loving without expecting anything in return as Christ loves us unconditionally.

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