March 12, 2017 PM
Dr. Michael Catt – 1777
#5 in series
Removing Tension in Marriage (Part 2)
I. TAKING THE PRESSURE OFF THE WIVES
"Unsubmissive husbands may make untenable or even immoral demands on submissive wives. The wife must use her God given capacities to determine in what way she can follow the demands that she submit, not only to her husband, but also to the Lord."
"The greatest gift of God is a pious, amiable spouse who fears God, loves his house, with whom one can live in perfect confidence."
– Martin Luther
William Booth, founder of Salvation Army, described his wife at her funeral: "She was a tree who had shadowed him from the burning sun, whose flower had been the adornment and beauty of his life, whose fruit had been the stay of his existence...a servant who had served without fee or reward...a counselor who had advised, and seldom advised wrong...a friend who had understood his very nature...a wife who for forty years had never given him cause for grief...who had ever been the strongest when the battle was the strongest. She was the delight of his eyes and the inspiration of his soul. She was good. She was love...She was a spiritual warrior."
II. TELLING THE HUSBANDS TO STEP UP
How did Jesus love the church?
Principles to Practice:
1) Husbands should be the __. (1 Timothy 5:8)
2) Husbands should be the __.
3) Husbands should be the __.
4) Husbands should be the __.
5) Husbands are __.
6) Husbands are __.