October 8, 2017

Problem Solving Chapters in the Bible: Marriage Problems

Passage: Eph. 5:21-25

Bible Text: Eph. 5:21-25 | Preacher: Pastor Bruce Carlson | Series: Home Builders University

 Problems with God (vs. 1-20)

Are you a believer in Jesus Christ? Eph. 1:12-14
Have you renounced the sinsful life? Eph. 4:22-32
Have you yielded to God’s control? vs. 18-21

Problems with Yourself. vs. 21

connect verses. 18 to 21

Problems with your role.  Eph. 5:22-23

Husbands and wives have different roles.
Husbands and wives should pay attention to fulfilling their own roles!

vs. 22 addressed to wives.
verse 25 addressed to husmands.

The wife’s part is voluntary submission (vs. 22-24)
The husband’s part is sacrificial love (vs. 25-28)
To play our roles, we must be unselfish. (vs. 21)

Problems with the Plan.  Eph. 5: 29-33.

Married people must all their lives strive for this unity.
The roles tend toward marital unity.
The submission of verse 21 calls for it.

In other words, we must try to merge mind, soul, and body with the one we marry.  Eph. 4 admonishes us to work for loving, truthful speech (vs. 15 & 25), for ‘edifying’ communication (v.29), for kindness and forgiveness (vs. 30-32). All of these things work for unity.

Do you have problems with the plan? Are you refusing to give the kindness, unselfishness, and forgiveness a good marriage requires?

These principles apply to every Christian and EVERY relationship.