Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Questions about Husbands

Text: Colossians 3:19, Ephesians 5:21, 25-32
Sermon: Rev. Matt Kennedy

1. [Col 3:19] Think about what type of love is being mentioned here.  In other words, how is a husband supposed to love his wife?

2. [Col 3:18-19] Paul takes extra effort to address wives and husbands with separate commands.  This is done to intentionally “delink” the two verses.  Why is this important?  Also, do you think the order of the verses have any significance?

3. [Ephesians] Read Ephesians 5: 21, 25-32 as it is an extension of Colossians 3:19.  Discuss what “head of the household” means in this context.

4. [Ephesians] Should husbands be prepared to follow Christ in ways that might make them feel uncomfortable?  Why or why not?  (Note: This is a trick question. The answer is “yes.”)

5. [Eph 5:25-27] Look again at Ephesians 5:25-27.  How does a husband do these things?  What happens in a marriage where this is happens?

6. [Eph 5:28-29] What is Paul getting at when he writes that husbands should love their wives as their own bodies?

7. [App] Although a disputed translation, harsh could also mean embitter.  Politely, discuss situations where you have embittered someone.  How can we adjust ourselves so this doesn’t become habit?

8. [App] Politely, discuss a situation where you have been subject to embitterment.  How should we address our loved ones when we’ve been hurt.

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