Sunday, January 25, 2009

Successful Marriage (part 5)

We are now in the part five of this series. Wives, we were done with our roles, and this time, it is the husband's turn to learn. I will be sharing about the: ROLE OF MEN
A. Why should man fulfill their biblical role?
.....*Fulfilling biblical role means trusting God to know what is best for his family.
.....*Because God's will is "good,well-pleasing and perfect"
.....*Because man will never experience the privilege of "oneness" in the marriage relationship if men defy God's will.
.....*Because man will never be the person God intended him to be if he don't fulfill his biblical role.
B. Man's part in marriage:
.....*The husband is to be wife's leader. Here are some of the characteristics of the leadership of the husband.
.........1. Leadership in the bible is being a servant. "Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant..." Matthew 20:26 NIV
.........2. The man's concern is:
..............-not himself
..............-not to give orders
..............-not to boast to others
..............-not to have his own way
3. Being a servant means:
.....*you put the best interest and need of others ahead of yours. In other words, husband live for thier wife
.....*you are willing to sacrifice yourself
.........a) personal needs
.........b) wants
.........c) desires
.........d) aspirations
.........e) time
.........f) money
4. The emblem of leadership in the bible is not a crown or throne, but a towel and a basin. "...so he (Jesus) got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples' feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him." John 13:4-5 NIV
5. The most important element of leadership in the Bible is a servant's heart. The man must be the family's biggest servant.
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Opps, I am not done with the "Role of Men" yet. Part 6, 7 & 8 will still be about the "Role of Men". Successful Marriage (part four) can be found at my January 18th post. For advance study, listen to audio-sermon at Living Word Christian Ministries.

8 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this, love you.

annie kelleher said...

happy sunday!!! i cant wait to read more... maybe i will print it out and leave it for my hubby under his pillow ;)!

Debbie said...

I am really enjoying this series.

Tam said...

Hi came across your blog and wanted to say hello!

The Muse said...

blessed Sunday to you...
i have greatly enjoyed your posts!

Smilingsal said...

This is a good outline; it must have been a terrific message.

I'm glad to hear that you will soon get to leave the snowy place and move to the Sunshine state.

Delfim Peixoto said...

Ok, I'm Delfim...
I madea little change on my post, you'reright.
Just a big Kiss

Jenn Jilks said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

I was wondering the source of your information for this series?