Husband To Wife -Part 2

This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series Five Functions of a Faithful Family

Nobody would doubt that we live in a world and in a culture which desperately needs to see Jesus. Notice the theme of the songs this morning all revolving around the concept “I want to see Jesus!” I can think about Christians are supposed to reflect the character of God to the world around them, and one of the ways in which the Lord has chosen to reveal himself apart from scripture is through Families  committed to faithfully living out His word. Faithful Families begin with the relationship of the husband to his wife. And we continue that theme today. Gentlemen if we’re going to have faithful families that function in accordance with God’s revealed nature and Character than we’re going to need to apply this particular text because it – more than many others – binds together the concepts of the Character and work of Jesus Christ with that of marriage. Take a look at this text; which you ought to be familiar with in Ephesians 5:25-33. Love Her and sacrifice for her Eph 5:22-ff Last week we ended with this admonition from Ephesians 5:25 “Husbands love your wives as Christ loved the church… ” The place where we ended then is the most logical place to pick up […]

Husband to Wife

This entry is part 2 of 10 in the series Five Functions of a Faithful Family

<Video Segment “The Perfects” is a nauseating spoof on the perfect family. (You can preview it here )) I don’t know what your view of perfect family life is like.  Some of you might like something like that clip, though I doubt it.  I’m tempted to do a survey this morning.  Kids how many of you did the dishes or at least cleared the table for mom?  And how many of you were so far ahead of schedule today that no-body was yelling at anyone else? It’s kind of a sad commentary isn’t it?  I’m not convinced that “The Perfects” reflect the true ideal family.  But it does highlight some misconceptions and get us into the mode of thinking about what a perfect family looks like. If we follow the trail established for us last week in which the Godhead is the MODEL for a faithful family we really ought to start this week with the Man of the house.  (Especially since this is father’s day. So if we follow the trail established for us: God the Father is the head of Christ and Christ is the head of the husband, so that is where we’ll begin: with the Husband and Father.  Of course that doesn’t mean that only the married […]