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Sep 03, 2017 | Rev. Nick Doyle

Have We Lost Our Reverence?

Ephesians 5:21

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Ephesians 5: 21 “ Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

Breaking down the passage

Submission: the action or fact of accepting or yielding to a superior force or to the will or authority of another person.

Reverence: a deep respect for someone or something.

“ Have we lost our reverence?” 


Four ways the man was to have a Christ-like leadership role:

He was, first of all, to lead in providing for her.

Second, he was to lead the way spiritually

Thirdly, he takes the lead in romance.


Genesis 2:23

The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man."

Finally, he was to lead in sacrifice.

Proverbs 21:9 

It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

Proverbs 21:19 

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and nagging woman.

Proverbs 27:15 

A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hands.

Allow him to lead

Cultivate commitment

Use your words

Churches today care more about how they look rather than how they obey.

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