THE ROLE OF THE WIFE

 

PURPOSE

 

In this study, we will discuss the biblical role for wives. 

 

OPENER

 

Husbands, in what way is your wife like your earthly mother?  

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LESSON

 

1.      WIVES ARE TO WATCH OVER THE AFFAIRS OF THE HOUSEHOLD.

 

What does it mean “to watch over the affairs of the household” (Proverbs 31:27) (See also Titus 2:5)?  

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What are some specific things that wives do to keep the family affairs in order?  

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2.      WIVES ARE TO LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS.

 

The apostle Paul wrote that older women should “encourage the younger women to love their husbands…” (Titus 2:4).  Explain what this means.       

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How does God describe love in (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)?

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Which of the preceding descriptions of love does your husband need most?  How can you demonstrate that love to him?   

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What three things communicate love to your husband?  (Not what you think communicates love, but what he thinks.)

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3.      WIVES ARE TO SUBMIT TO THEIR HUSBANDS.

 

According to Ephesians 5:22, wives are to submit to their husbands.  Why are wives to submit to their husbands?         

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1.      To submit is God’s will.  It is a commandment of God. 

 

    

2.      To submit is God’s order for the family (Eph. 5:22).

 

 

 

 

Why is submission seen as a threat to some wives?         

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In what areas do you struggle with submission?         

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CONCLUSION:

 

1.      In the Bible, God has provided many roles for wives.

 

a.      Wives are to watch over the affairs of the household.

 

b.      Wives are to love their husbands.

 

c.   Wives are to submit to their husbands.

 

2.      This morning, we have examined only a few of the biblical roles of wives.  May the Lord bless you wives for you are so important in God’s kingdom and in the family.

 

Resources Used To Develop This Lesson:

 

 

The Preacher's Outline & Study Bible  

Building Your Marriage By Dennis Rainey

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