God’s Design for Family – Part 3

God’s Design for Family – Part 3

TEXT: Ephesians 5:22-6:4

SERIES: God’s Glorious Purpose for the Church

Introduction

Point of the Passage: Husbands should follow the example of Jesus in how they love their wives.

I. Love your Wife as ______________ Loves the Church.    vv.25-27

“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church”

            1. Husbands love your wives _______________.

            2. Husbands love your wives by wanting only what is _______________ for them.

            3. Husbands love your wives _______________.

            4. Husbands love your wives by ________________ them.

II. Love your Wife as _______________ Love yourself.     vv. 28-33

“husbands should love their wives as their own bodies”

Conclusion

Application Questions

1. Think about this proposition: Love is not the basis for marriage; commitment is the basis for marriage.

2. Is it possible for you to love your wife unconditionally? Explain.

3. What would be your response if a friend told you, “I don’t love my wife anymore. I don’t think I ever did”?

4. What are some practical ways that you can love your wife as you do your own body?

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