May 30, 2021

Family Matters, Part V

Speaker: Brandon Phillips Series: Family Matters Category: Family Scripture: Ephesians 5:26–27

May 30th, 2021 at 10:30 AM EST

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Sermon Outline 

Family Matters, Part V
Instructions to the Husbands – 5:25-32

In Ephesians 5:25-33, Paul implores husbands to love their wives, then he gives three clear illustrations of this love. You must love your wives because of:

I. Christ’s Straightforward Command (to Love) (5:25a)

     1. The Command’s Audience
     2. The Command’s Ambition

II. Christ’s Sacrificial Love (5:25b)

III. Christ’s Steadfast Love (5:26-27)

     1. Illustrated by our Sanctification
     2. Shown in His Presentation
     3. Proven by our Holiness

IV. Christ’s Sincere Love (5:28-32)


“Staying married, therefore, is not mainly about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant. “Till death do us part” or “As long as we both shall live” is a sacred covenant promise—the same kind Jesus made with His bride when He died for her.” —John Piper

"Is my wife more like Christ because she is married to me? Or is she like Christ in spite of me? Has she shrunk from His likeness because of me? Do I sanctify her or hold her back? Is she a better woman because she is married to me?” —R. Kent Hughes


Sunday Service Songs

Your Great Name We Praise (Immortal Invisible)
O Worship The King (33)
Come Behold The Wondrous Mystery (116)
Speak O Lord (243)
Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me