FAITH & FAMILY
I PETER 3:1-7 In the same way, let me say a word to the women. You should be subject to your husbands, so that if there should be some who disobey the word, they may be won, with a word, through the behavior of their wives, 2 as they notice you conducting yourselves with reverence and purity. 3 The beautyyou should strive for ought not to be the external sort — elaborate hairdressing, gold trinkets, fine clothes! 4 Rather, true beauty is the secret beauty of the heart, of a sincere, gentle, and quiet spirit. That is very precious to God. 5 That is how the holy women of old, who hoped in God, used to make themselves beautiful in submission to their husbands. 6 Take Sarah, for instance, who obeyed Abraham and called him ‘master’. You are her children if you do good and have no fear of intimidation. 7 You men, in the same way, think out how to live with your wives. Yes, they are physically weaker than you, but they deserve full respect. They are heirs of the grace of life, just the same as you. That way nothing will obstruct your prayers.
“LOVING YOUR SPOUSE IS THE BEST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR KIDS”
SUBMIT (I PETER 3:1)
SPOUSES — EQUAL BUT NOT THE SAME
JESUS KNEW HE WAS EQUAL, BUT SUBMITTED, AND FATHER ELEVATED HIM (PHILIPPIANS 2)
SUBMISSION ELEVATES YOUR POSITION
“SUBMISSION ISN’T SUBMISSION UNTIL YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING YOU DON’T WANT TO” BRENT SPARKS
CHOICE TO HUMLBE YOURSELF
JAMES 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.
WOMEN ARE NOT SUBJECT TO MEN
HUSBAND/WIFE PASSAGE — NOT A MALE/FEMALE PASSAGE
WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO CHOOSE SUBMISSION SO THAT THEY MAY CHOOSE CHRIST?
CHOOSE INNER BEAUTY
AS OUTER BEAUTY FADES, INNER BEAUTY IS WHAT YOU ARE LEFT WITH, OR LEFT WITHOUT
LIVE WITH (I PETER 3:7)
COEXIST > COOPERATE, COLLABORATE
CONSIDERATE - TO DO GOOD FOR, TAKE IN CONSIDERATION LIKES/DISLIKES
RESPECT - SHOW VALUE, WHAT IS SHE WORTH?
WEAKER - VESSEL WITH PRECIOUS CONTENTS
HEIRS - EVERYTHING MEN ARE ENTITLED TO, WOMEN ARE ENTITLED TO
HINDERED PRAYERS - CUT OFF, ROAD BLOCKED
EQUAL - NOT THE SAME
WE NEED EACH OTHER/WE ARE BETTER TOGETHER
AS SPOUSES WE HAVE A PROFOUND AFFECT ON EACH OTHER’S SPIRITUAL LIVES THROUGH OUR OBEDIENCE TO THE WORD
FOCUSED FAMILIES ARE THE FUTURE
FATHER WANTED A FAMILY AND A FUTURE