Get a Grip on Being a Husband-Part 1

Getting a Grip on Your Marriage-part 1

Ephesians 5:22-33    February 1, 2004

Seth Gatchell

A Husband’s Love is Commanded !

Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your wife just as Christ loved the Church.

A Husband’s Love is Commanded !

A husband’s love is to have two components:

  Strength  , and

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A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, Just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her….

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

Romans 3:11-18 No one has ever really followed God’s paths, or even truly wanted to. Every one has turned away; all have gone wrong….Their talk is foul and filthy like the stench from an open grave. Their tongues are loaded with lies…. Wherever they go they leave misery and trouble behind them…. They care nothing about God nor what He thinks of them.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

John 10:18 (Jesus) No one takes it (his life) from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

He saw our great need and did all within

his     power        to do something about it.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

Hosea 2:5 Their mother has been unfaithful and has conceived them in disgrace. She said, “I will go after my lovers, who give me my food and my water, my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink.”

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Takes the Initiative. He’s ‘On the Move’

Hosea 2:6-7 “Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes… She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them.”

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Sacrifices For Her

Eph. 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, Just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her….

 

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Sacrifices For Her

Hosea 2:8 “She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold which they used for Baal.”

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Sacrifices For Her

Lesson: A love that gives to   get    is not love at all. It is thinly disguised selfishness.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Romans 8:38-39 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels or demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

There is a strength of love, a tenacious love that will     fight      every obstacle that arises in order to keep the heart of his beloved!

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Hosea 2:13 “She decked herself with rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but me she forgot,” declares the Lord.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Hosea 2:14 “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her.”

Hosea 2:15 “There I will give her back her vineyards, and will make the Valley of Achor a door of hope. There she will sing as in the days of her youth…”

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Lesson: A wife feels secure when she is assured that nothing she does can separate you from her.

A Woman Feels Loved When…

He Helps Her Feel Secure

Hosea 3:1 The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods.

 

 

Hosea 3:2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley.