August 21, 2016

Restoring God’s Plan for the Family (3). A Christian Home

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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)

Discussion Questions

  1. What is the greatest spiritual challenge in your marriage?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?