BLESSED To Have A Christian Home (part 1) * Pastor Bill Sy * Ephesians 5:21-33 * 6/11/17

-Psalm 68:6 "God sets the lonely (solitary, single) in families"                                                      

-Ephesians 2:19 "You are no longer strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people (the saints) and also members of this household (family)"

1) HONOR others                                                                                                                       

  • Ephesians 5:18 "Be filled with the Spirit"
  • Ephesians 5:21 "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ"
  • Ephesians 5:22 "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord"
  • Ephesians 5:24 "As the church submits to Christ"
  • 1 Peter 5:5 "You who are younger, submit yourself to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility towards one another"

2) OFFER yourself for others

  • Ephesians 5:18 "Be filled with the Spirit"
  • Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy"
  • Ephesians 5:28-30 "Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife, loves himself. No one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church - for we are members of his body"
  • 1 Corinthians 7:14 "The unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband"
  • Ephesians 5:32 "This is a profound mystery; I am talking about Christ and the church"

3) MAKE others shine

  • Ephesians 5:18 "Be filled with the Spirit"
  • Ephesians 2:25-27 "Christ loved the church... cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless"
  • John 15:3 "You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you"
  • Ephesians 5:19 "Speak to one another with psalms"
  • Colossians 3:16 "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you speak to one another"
  • Philippians 2:3 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit (trying to impress others), but in humility consider others more important than yourselves"
  • Revelation 19:7,8 " The wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear"

4) EACH one love others with the love of Jesus

  • Ephesians 5:18 " Be filled with the Spirit"
  • Romans 5:1 "God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us"
  • Ephesians 5:33 "Each one of you must also love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband"

Dig Deeper: Read Ephesians 5:21-33

(1) Describe a Christian home. How can we be more honoring? Who should we honor? (1 Peter 2:17).

(2) How can we offer ourselves for others?

(3) How can we help others shine?

(4) What is the key to loving others?

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