"He Said / She Said"
Fireproof your Relationships
Brother Ken Wilson's Message delivered on September 27, 2008.
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Eph 5:21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Eph 5:22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.
Eph 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Eph 5:24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
Eph 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
Eph 5:26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,
Eph 5:27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
Eph 5:28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
Eph 5:29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church—
Eph 5:30 for we are members of his body.
Eph 5:31 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
Eph 5:32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
Eph 5:33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
There are three principles here that, if you practice them, will come pretty close to fireproofing your marriage.
1. Marriage works best when both husband and wife give up their ____________ for the sake of the other.
2. Marriage works best when we understand the there are _____________________and
____________________ each other accordingly.
A. MEN NEED RESPECT
B. WOMEN NEED LOVE
3. Marriage works best when you ________________________ and ____________________
that something is taking place. You are living out a preview of your relationship to Jesus in Heaven.
THE LOVE DARE CHALLENGE #1
WIVES: WHAT MAKES YOUR HUSBAND FEEL RESPECTED BY YOU? AND THEREFORE, WHAT WOULD Y0U LIKE TO DO THIS WEEK TO MAKE HIM FEEL RESPECTED BY YOU?
HUSBANDS: WHAT MAKES YOUR WIFE FEEL LOVED? AND THEREFORE, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THIS WEEK TO MAKE HER FEEL LOVED BY YOU?
SINGLES: IN YOUR WORK, SCHOOL, OR HOME ENVIRONMENT, WHOSE LIFE WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADD VALUE TO BY GIVING THEM GREATER LOVE OR RESPECT? WHAT CAN YOU DO THIS WEEK TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN?
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