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Battle of the Sexes Part 2 Genesis 3:16 Grace Community Church 2013.

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1 Battle of the Sexes Part 2 Genesis 3:16 Grace Community Church 2013

2 Gender Roles – Before/After Before Genesis 3 (Last week) – Identity found in relationship to God. – Roles were a function of service. After Genesis 3 – Identity now found outside of relationship to God. – Now we look for our identity in our roles.

3 Genesis 3:16 16 To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.”

4 Roles Gone Awry - Eve Wife – Value and worth wrapped up in role of wife/mom, but husband is not helping. 1.Overt Control – nag or criticize… 2.Covert Control – manipulate… 3.Look for new role – modern feminism…

5 Roles Gone Awry - Adam Husband – Value and worth wrapped up in being a macho gardener, but wife is not helping 1.Passivity – go along to get along… 2.Dominance – abuse role of leadership…

6 Result of Sermon so Far Wives - you want my head on a platter or you feel conviction. Husbands - you want to punch me or you feel conviction. Singles – Have simply vowed to never ever marry. There is hope through the Gospel

7 Ephesians 5: Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…

8 Ephesians 5: so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their 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 Christ does the church, 30 because we are members of his body.

9 Ephesians 5: “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” 32 This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

10 Galatians 2:20 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

11 Helpful Resources The Complete Husband by Lou Priolo The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace


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