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The Heart Person                 I Peter 3:1-7

The God-given responsibilities of Christian wives                        V. 1-6

1.         “____________” with her husband as he leads      v. 1a

There is a mutual submission to each other under the Lordship of Christ as a team. But to function correctly, every team needs a leader. Husbands and wives are a team, and the husband is the __________________.

2.         Growing and ____________ in her relationship with Christ                                                                                           v. 1b-4

 “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”                             -I Samuel 16:7

The God-given responsibilities of Christian husbands     V. 7

Submission is the responsibility of the Christian husband as well. (Ephesians 5:21). Though not submitting to his wife as the leader, a believing husband must submit to the loving duty to of being sensitive to the needs, fears, and feelings of his wife.                –John MacArthur

Husbands, love your wives, just as also Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her                -Ephesians 5:25

1.         P______________ your wife, don’t abuse her        v. 7a

Men must accept that they are stronger than their wives and therefore have a duty to protect them.                -Hilary of Arles (401-449), ACC 100

The gospel has proved the greatest force for the liberation of women that history has known (Gal. 3:28), as may be verified by comparing their lot in countries influenced and uninfluenced by Christianity.   -G.J. Polkinghorne

2.         Grow ______________ in Christ as equals            v. 7b

The marriage relationship is not to be one of a man insisting on treating his wife like a little child who has to jump every time he says so. She is there to help him. She is there to be part of him. She is there to love him. And he is there to love and protect her. That is the ideal relationship in marriage.        -J Vernon McGee

The Baptist Faith and Message 2000         

Article XVIII. The Family

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. It is composed of persons related to one another by marriage, blood, or adoption.

Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. It is God's unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.

The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church. He has the God-given responsibility to provide for, to protect, and to lead his family. A wife is to submit herself graciously to the servant leadership of her husband even as the church willingly submits to the headship of Christ. She, being in the image of God as is her husband and thus equal to him, has the God-given responsibility to respect her husband and to serve as his helper in managing the household and nurturing the next generation.

Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to demonstrate to their children God's pattern for marriage. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them, through consistent lifestyle example and loving discipline, to make choices based on biblical truth. Children are to honor and obey their parents.

Genesis 1:26-28; 2:15-25; 3:1-20; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Joshua 24:15; 1 Samuel 1:26-28; Psalms 51:5; 78:1-8; 127; 128; 139:13-16; Proverbs 1:8; 5:15-20; 6:20-22; 12:4; 13:24; 14:1; 17:6; 18:22; 22:6,15; 23:13-14; 24:3; 29:15,17; 31:10-31; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; 9:9; Malachi 2:14-16; Matthew 5:31-32; 18:2-5; 19:3-9; Mark 10:6-12; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6:1-4; Colossians 3:18-21; 1 Timothy 5:8,14; 2 Timothy 1:3-5; Titus 2:3-5; Hebrews 13:4; 1 Peter 3:1-7.