August 9, 2020

Hope In A Not So Picture Perfect Marriage

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Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-7
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Bible Text: 1 Peter 3:1-7 | Preacher: Jason Bowen | Series: Living Hope |

Hope In A Not So Picture Perfect Marriage
1 Peter 3:1-7 (NASB)
1  In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives,
2  as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.
3  Your adornment must not be merely external—braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses;
4  but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.
5  For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn themselves, being submissive to their own husbands;
6  just as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right without being frightened by any fear.
7  You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; and show her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not be hindered.
1.     Wives Bringing Glory To God In Their Marriage

 Godly Submissive Behavior
 Internal Beauty & Strength
 Fearless Righteousness
 Avoid Worldly Ways

2.     Husbands Bringing Glory To God In Their Marriage

 Commitment & Understanding
 Protect & Provide
 Honor Your Partner In Grace
 Avoid Hindered Prayers

Ephesians 5:22-33 (NASB)
22  Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.
23  For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.
24  But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
25  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,
26  so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,
27  that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
28  So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;
29  for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church,
30  because we are members of His body.
31  FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
32  This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.
33  Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.