Gene Cunningham - June 9, 2003

Ephesians #39

Ephesians #39

Believers need to be subject to one another (Eph 5:21). This is an attitude under control of the Spirit. "Submit" is a military word and means "take your place in ranks" in three relationships: marriage, family, and master/slave. "Fear of Christ" is common synonym in Old Testament for faith (Pro 1:7, Pro 1:29, Pro 9:10, 1Co 1:30). Fear involves love and respect "as to the Lord" (Eph 5:22-23). The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man (Eph 5:24, 1Co 11:1-3). Christ is the head of the church and Saviour. The husband is the head of the wife and physical savior and deliverer. Man's submission to the wife is love as Christ loved the Church (Eph 5:25) and as he loves his own body (Eph 5:28). How do you deliver her? feed her (spiritual leadership), wash her (Eph 5:26-27), clothe her, protect her, and rest/refresh. Mystery of spiritual union (Eph 5:30-32). Living faith should be visible in husband/wife union (Eph 5:33).

Scripture References: Proverbs 1:29, Ephesians 5:26-27, Proverbs 1:7, Ephesians 5:28, Ephesians 5:21, Ephesians 5:25, Ephesians 5:24, Ephesians 5:22-23, Ephesians 5:33, Proverbs 9:10, Ephesians 5:30-32

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More than any book Ephesians reveals the blessings from God based on our relationship with Jesus Christ by grace through faith. Eph 1:3 is the a key verse. Other key verses by chapter include Eph 2:8 Eph 3:19 Eph 4:1 Eph 5:18 and Eph 6:10-11.

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