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1 Marks of A True Christian 4 Christian Relationships Ephesians 5:20-6:9

2 Christian Relationships True Christianity Positively Affects Our RelationshipsTrue Christianity Positively Affects Our Relationships





7 Text Ephesians 5:20-6:9

8 Three Possible Approaches To The Text What does the passage say? Why does it say it? Why doesn’t it say something different?

9 Three Approaches To The Teachings Reject the Bible. Accept and implement the teaching. Rationalize or explain the teaching away.

10 Guiding Principle: Submit to One Another Out of Reverence For Christ

11 Yield to Oncoming Traffic

12 Categories Wives to Husbands Husbands to Wives Fathers to Children Children to Parents Slaves to Masters (Employees to Employers) Masters to Slaves (Employers to Employees

13 Wives Verb: Submit Analogy: Husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church.

14 Husbands Verb: Love Analogy: Love your wife as Christ loved the church.


16 Fathers Verb: Do Not Provoke Verb: Bring Up

17 Children Verb: Obey Reasoning: The first commandment with promise.

18 Slaves Verb: Obey Reasoning: As you would obey Christ

19 Masters Verb: Treat them by the same principles. Verb: Do not threaten them. Reasoning: You have a master in heaven.

20 Authority and Power Exist!

21 Authority is No Excuse for Abuse Discipline is not to provoke but to instruct.

22 Christian Authority Implies Love & Self-Sacrifice

23 Christianity Eradicates and Regulates Abuse

24 Service is to the Lord and Not to Men

25 Treat others as you would like to be treated if you were in their place!

26 Christianity Affects Our Relationships!

27 How Have You Been Treating Others?

28 Christ Died for the Church— Are You a Part of the Body of Christ?


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