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1 No matter what, the husband is commanded to love his wife.

2 Matthew 5:44 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use and persecute you.

3 The supreme responsibility of the husband is to love his wife. The supreme responsibility of the husband is to love his wife. This is when he is most like God.

4 Ephesians 5:25, Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. Let us read together: 5.2

5 Ephesians 5:29, For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the Church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Let us read together:

6 Colossians 3:19 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. Let us read together: What does it mean to love?

7 Ephesians 5:25, Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. Let us revisit Ephesians: 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife as he loves himself. a powerful analogy limitless indulgent insatiable If we were as selfless toward our wives as we are selfish for ourselves we would have fewer divorces.

8 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. What does it mean to love? 4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

9 Love that is Unconditional 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 God loves the unlovable and undeserving. 5.3

10 Daily Walk Bible, Walk Thru the Bible How do we husbands know when we are loving our wives properly, biblically? Its when we love them unconditionally. What does that mean? It is NOT a because love. I love you because you are beautiful…because you are talented…because you make me feel special. It is NOT a when love. I love you when you are good…when you are faithful…when you are obedient. It is NOT an if love. I love you if you please me…if you dont hurt me…if you measure up to my expectations. It IS a constant love. I love you, period. No conditions, no fine print, no time table. It is the same kind of love God commands that we have for an enemy. (You dont have to like what your enemy does, but we are committed to their welfare at all times. If our love is unconditional, we can not treat them disrespectfully, unkindly, nor do anything that isnt for the express purpose of their good.)

11 Love that is Sacrificial 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down ones life for his friends. John 15:13 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 To be genuine love must cost me something.

12 Love that is Loyal 24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. Matthew 6:24 A successful marriage requires falling in love again and again and again with the same woman, with no hints of disloyalty.

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14 1. Love your wife because God commands you to _______. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. AGAPE CONTINUALLY Not here and there – all the time…

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16 1. Love your wife because God commands you to _______. AGAPE B. Active voice – I am to love ___________. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. CONTINUALLY ACTIVELY

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18 True love is WORK! One must get intentional. True love is WORK! One must get intentional.

19 1. Love your wife because God commands you to _______. AGAPE B. Active voice – I am to love ___________. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. A. Present tense – I am to love _______________. CONTINUALLY ACTIVELY C. Imperative mood – I am to love by my ________. CHOICE

20 Choose to make love emerge.

21 2. Love your wife as Christ loved the church and give yourself ________________. SACRIFICIALLY

22 Exploding the Myths That Could Destroy America, Erwin Lutzer The husband is responsible for putting (his wifes) needs above his own. In practical terms this means if there is enough money for only one suit of clothes, his wife should be preferred. If his job requires that he be separated from his family more often than his wife can tolerate, he should trust God for a different vocation. His goal should not be to make himself successful but rather to make his wife satisfied.

23 2. Love your wife as Christ loved the church and give yourself ________________. A. Sacrifice means to give up something I ______ for something she ________. SACRIFICIALLY WANT WANTS

24 2. Love your wife as Christ loved the church and give yourself ________________. A. Sacrifice means to give up something I ______ for something she ________. SACRIFICIALLY WANT WANTS B. Christ loved His church enough to make the ultimate ____________. SACRIFICE SACRIFICE

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26 3. Love your wife and do not become ________ toward her. BITTER

27 This special warning concerns a foul blot in married life, when the husband as head... either shows bitterness in word or deed, or in tone, to the wife... Or treats her with indifference, neglect, or harshness. Karl Braune A husband loves his wife not for who she is, but for who he is.

28 3. Love your wife and do not become ________ toward her. A. Bitter means to be sharp, cutting, _______. B. Never an unkind tone of voice, but always _________. BITTER HARSH TENDER C. Never a harsh or demeaning manner, but always _________. D. Never tearing down, but always ______________. GENTLE BUILDING-UP

29 Colossians 3:19 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them. This verse shows how to know when you are NOT loving your wife. Whats the most common excuse for a divorce? God says, There was a time you chose to love her. Then you chose not to, now you can choose to love her again.

30 3. Love your wife and do not become ________ toward her. BITTER E. Never controlling, but always _______________. EMPOWERING

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32 4. Love your wife and purposefully nourish and _________ her. A. Nourish means to provide what is necessary for __________. A. Nourish means to provide what is necessary for __________. CHERISH B. Cherish means to treasure and treat with ______________. TENDERNESS GROWTH

33 Paul Tournier I am convinced that nine out of ten persons seeing a psychiatrist do not need one. They need somebody who will love them with Gods love, and they will get well. ten persons seeing a psychiatrist do not need one. They need somebody who will love them with Gods love, and they will get well.

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35 5. Love your wife fervently and never allow your love to grow _______. A.Agape Love includes both our actions and _____________. B.B. Agape Love chooses to care deeply and lavish AFFECTION. C. Agape Love never fails and guards against unforgiveness and APATHY. COLD

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37 Ephesians 5: So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the Church.

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40 1. Stop whatever you do that disappoints, frustrates, or angers your wife. 2. Repeat the first works of your early courtship.

41 3. Demonstrate your love so your wife actually feels loved. 4. Receive Gods love today by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior. (John 1:12; 3:16)

42 John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

43 Romans 5:8 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

44 John 1:12 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.

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47 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 4 Love is patient and is kind; love does not envy; does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

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