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by Ptr. Allan Rillera
Verse. Ephesians 5:22-6:4
A Christian home can be compared to an orchestra.
- an Orchestra is composed of different instruments working in unity and harmony
- Process: Takes time and hard work
- Attitude: Humility, mutual submission, and collaboration
- Must follow the conductor’s baton
- Result: Praise from viewers
How do we create harmony and have a Christian home? 3 Godly Principles will help.
Principle #1. Be A Submissive Wife
- Background of wife: Abused, hurt, forced to serve (Roman Period)
- Marital Problem: Battle for control (submission is important for the husband)
- Manner of Submission: Submit in the same way you submit to Christ/how the church submits to Christ (Treat your husband like a king)
- Reason: God ordained man to be the head
Principle #2. Be A Loving Husband
- Background of husband: Strong/Dominant leadership (Roman Period)
- Marital Problem: Unloving husband – stony/icy Heart. (Expressed love is important for the wife)
- Manner of Loving: As Christ loves the Church: sacrificially, purifying, caring
Principle #3. Be Obedient Children
- Background of children: Fear and rebellion
- Significance of Obedience
- Father’s discipline and instruction
- A Christian home is difficult to achieve.
- A Christian home doesn’t happen by accident. We need to be intentional. We need to know, we need to practice, and persevere to make our home a Christian Home.
- Submit, Love, and Obey through the Power of the Holy Spirit. We cannot do it on our own strength; we need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. The secret of harmony in the home is the fullness of the Spirit.
- Spiritual Battle requires the full Armor of God (Eph. 6:10-17)
- What is the greatest spiritual challenge in your marriage?
- Describe some of your differences with your mate and children. How do you handle these differences? How can it have a positive influence in your family?
- What are some areas that you feel you have been failing in personally as a spouse or as a parent? How are you handling this failure?