Ephesians 5      The Duty of Husbands

Rev. David Holwick

First Baptist Church

Ledgewood, New Jersey           Bible study

September 9, 1990

Evening Service

Ephesians 5


  I. Commitment to wife.

      A. Supersedes commitment to parents.       Gen 2; Eph 5:31

      B. It is for a lifetime.                   Matt 19:9-10; Rom 7:2

      C. Guard against the cancer of jealousy.   Num 5:14; Prov 6:34

         Question:  Do you trust your husband?

                    How can he build up your trust?

II. Love wife.                                Col 3:19

      A. It is a physical and emotional duty.    1 Cor 7:3; Eph 5:28-29

      B. She should not have to earn it.         Gen 29:32

      C. Be better than the alternatives.        Hosea 2:7

         Question:  What is the most loving thing your husband has done


III. Be considerate to wife.                   Matt 1:19

      A. Or else prayers are hindered.           1 Pet 3:7

      B. Provide a restful atmosphere for her.   Ruth 1:9

      C. Let her know she is valued.             1 Sam 1:5,8; Prov 31:28

      D. Take pride in her.                      Prov 12:4, 31:11, Eph 5:26

      E. Provide for them, but don't overdo it.  Amos 4:1

         Question:  What have you (or your husband) done that is

                      considerate lately?

IV. Give leadership to wife.                  Eph 5:23

      A. One of the results of the Fall          Gen 3:16

      B. Problems arise otherwise.               Gen 3:6

      C. Make sure leadership is godly.          Acts 5:9; 1 Cor 14:35

      D. Spiritual leadership is most important. 1 Cor 7:13

         Question:  Who is in charge in your household?

                    Who should be in charge?

  V. God is the best example for being a husband.   Isaiah 54:5; Rev 21:2

Copyright 2017 by Rev. David Holwick

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