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Relationships 101 - A Word to Wives - Part II

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The stress from living in an unbelieving world has a way of bringing out the worse in a person so in 1 Peter, chapter three verses 8-9, Peter encourages believers in the local church not to bite and devour one another because of the stress they were under. And since stress also has a way of seeping into the home and affecting the marriage relationship Peter writes to address those who were married and give them some bricks…not to throw at each other, but to build a solid structure or foundation for the marriage and the family to rest upon…a firm foundation that would withstand the turbulent winds of problems related to miscommunication, money, mothers-in-law, children and sex. Part II of a message to wives by Pastor Chuck Brooks, GraceWay Church Baltimore, Maryland

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Relationships 101 - A Word to Wives - Part II

  1. 1. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II
  2. 2. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II
  3. 3. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II
  4. 4. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II • Worldly persecution: “…have your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.” (1:11-12)
  5. 5. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II • Government oppression: “…submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.” (2:13-15)
  6. 6. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Employer harassment: “…be submissive to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the harsh. For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully.” (2:18-20)
  7. 7. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Bricks to build a firm foundation that will withstand the turbulent winds of problems related to miscommunication, money, m others-in-law, children and sex.
  8. 8. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II The brick called “Behavior.”
  9. 9. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Under Roman law, the husband and father had absolute authority over all members of his household, including his wife—the wife was considered inferior and like property. But Jesus Christ came and changed all of that.
  10. 10. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives…” (1 Peter 3:1 NKJV)
  11. 11. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II When a wife gets saved before her husband, she oftentimes gives in to the temptation to be his “savior” and makes it her sole aim and mission to convert him to Jesus.
  12. 12. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives…when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.” (1 Peter 3:1 NKJV)
  13. 13. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II The brick called “Appearance.”
  14. 14. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel; (1 Peter 3:3 NKJV)
  15. 15. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Is the Bible forbidding our sisters from wearing jewelry or dressing up? No, it is warning against going overboard, patching up and glossing over the external while neglecting the internal.
  16. 16. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Some women appear to have gone from one extreme to the other. They work on the inner person and neglect the external.
  17. 17. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Do not let your adornment be merely outward; arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel; rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” (1 Peter 3:3-4 NKJV)
  18. 18. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “…rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” (1 Peter 3:4 NKJV)
  19. 19. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II The brick called “Attitude.”
  20. 20. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “…rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” (1 Peter 3:4 NKJV)
  21. 21. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives…” (1 Peter 3:2-3 NKJV)
  22. 22. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Precious in the sight of God “Faith” 1 Peter 1:7 “Blood of Jesus” 1 Peter 1:19 “Gentle and quiet spirit” 1 Peter 3:4
  23. 23. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.” (Proverbs 31:25)
  24. 24. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II “Take My yoke on you and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls.” (Matthew 11:29)
  25. 25. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II The brick called “Response.”
  26. 26. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Greek Scholar Kenneth Wuest lets us know that the word “obeyed” in the Greek is in the constative aorist which speaks of an action going on over a long period of time, looking at the action from one single panoramic view.
  27. 27. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II The whole theme or pattern of Sarah’s life was one that demonstrated a submissive spirit to her husband. Again, Peter is stressing the attitude of the wife towards her husband.
  28. 28. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II Sarah
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  30. 30. Relationships 101 A Word to Wives – Part II God is with the Christian wife who wants a strong marriage and wants to do the Lord’s will. Do the Lord’s will and utilize His building materials—the bricks of Behavior, Appearance, Attitude and Response.

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