Ephesians 5:15-6:4

Leadership in the Family

Talk 2 of 3 in a series given at Albury Mens Convention in 2015.

Then other talks in the series are

  1. Leadership in the Church
  2. Leadership in the Family
  3. Leadership in the World

For other Mens talks please see Men. For all other resources please see Resources.


Sermon Outline

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.

Mark 10:45

  1. Family in crisis
    • marriage
    • child raising
  2. Ephesians 5
    • spirit filled
    • submitting – dirty word
    • wives
    • husbands
  3. Ephesians 6 Deuteronomy 6:4-8
    • children
    • fathers
  4. Provide Protect Pastor
    • children
    • widows
  5. Jesus
    • submitted to parents
    • submitted to his father

Ephesians 5:15-6:4

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives and Husbands

22 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, 27 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.a] 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. 31 “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. 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Children and Parents

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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