THE ROLE OF THE HUSBAND

 

PURPOSE

 

In this study, we will discuss the biblical role for husbands. 

 

OPENER

 

Wives, in what way is your husband like your earthly father?  

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LESSON

 

1.      HUSBANDS ARE TO BE SERVANT-LEADERS.

 

How is a husband’s position as a leader illustrated in (Ephesians 5:23)?  

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What does it mean that the husband is the “head” of the wife?  

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What additional insights can we gain about leadership from (Mark 10:42-45)?  What is servant-leadership?  

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List some practical ways in which you can demonstrate servant-leadership to your wife and family in the coming weeks?  

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2.      HUSBANDS ARE TO LOVE THEIR WIVES.

 

Describe the type of love that husbands are to have for their wives (Ephesians 5:25-27)?  

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Husbands are to love their wives as "Christ loved the church.”  Explain this meaning.  

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Husbands are to love their wives as they love  “their own bodies” (Ephesians 5:28).  What does this mean?   

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How does God describe love in (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)?

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Which of the preceding descriptions of love does your wife need most?  How can you demonstrate that love to her?    

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3.      HUSBANDS ARE TO HONOR THEIR WIVES.

 

Explain what it means to "honor" your wife (1 Peter 3:7 KJV)?  

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What is the consequence of a husband not honoring his wife?  

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What are some steps you can take to honor your spouse?  

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      In the Bible, God has provided many roles for husbands.

 

a.      Husbands are to be servant-leaders.

 

b.      Husbands are to love their wives.

 

c.   Husbands are to honor their wives.

 

2.      This morning, we have examined only a few of the biblical roles of husbands.  I hope and pray that we can become the husband that God desires us to be.

 

Resources Used To Develop This Lesson:

 

 

The Preacher's Outline & Study Bible  

Building Your Marriage By Dennis Rainey

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