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Thursday, 14 December 2017 21:16

The Gospel and the Christian Family Lesson 6

The Gospel and the Christian Family


Theological Presentation

Jeremiah 31:31-34

Isaiah 54:4-8

Isaiah 61:8-11

Hosea 2:16-20

Ephesians 5:21-33


Why have husbands at all?

 ·       God has revealed Himself  in Christ as the husband of the Church.  To eliminate the distinction and role of the husband in the family is to forfeit the ability to live in the relationship revealed in Ephesians 5.  

·         Living together out of wedlock is a sin against the 6th Commandment and a denial of the relevance of Christ as the Bridegroom.

The Importance of Promise 
·         God always enters into covenant relationship with His Church on the basis of promise.  To reflect Christ is to promise Christ’s love and faithfulness to your wife as the basis of your marriage

 ·       Living together out of wedlock is to live apart from promise.  No faithfulness can be expected where none has been promised.

Discussion Questions
1. Who is the model husband(see Ephesians 5:22-33)?

2. What does that mean to husbands in their love for their wives?

3. How can husbands confess their faith in their relationships with their wives?

4. How does the faithfulness of husbands to their wives confess Christ?

. How is the avoidance of sexual sins (fornication, adultery, homosexuality) a confession of Christ  and the Marriage Covenant of Salvation?

6. With what attitudes can husbands reflect the mind of Christ?

7. In the Gospel, how is Christ the head of the church (see Ephesians 5:25-27; Mark 10:42-45)?

8. In the light of Ephesians 5 
how are husbands to be head of their wives?

9. As a male, how do you define “husband” and what expectations do you have as head of the household?
  How are these influenced by society/Bible?

10. As a female, how do you define “husband” and what expectations do you have of husbands?
  How are these influenced by society/Scripture?







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