Marriage: A Word to Husbands

Ephesians 5:22-33 | Sermon Resources | 30 October 2022

Sermon Summary

In the sermon this week Pastor Billy continues to unpack Ephesians 5:22-33 coming to Paul’s instructions to husbands.  We will see that the love husbands are to have for their wives is strength-providing, self-sacrificing, and ultimately life-giving.

Discussion Questions

  1. What most struck you from the sermon this week?
  2. Do you agree that sinful self-centeredness is one of the primary “enemies” of marriage?  How does this passage challenge the self-centeredness of both the husband and wife?
  3. What do you think Paul means when he says, “the husband is the head of the wife”? What does this mean? What does this not mean? What does this practically look like?
  4. In the sermon Pastor Billy made the case that husbands can sometimes be guilty of domination and other times guilty of abdication in their marital role (and wives can likewise swing between manipulation and isolation).  Do you agree with this assessment?  What does domination look like? What does abdication look like?  How does this passage correct both errors?
  5. How might a husband display the self-sacrificing kind of love called for in this passage?
  6. What connection does this passage make between Jesus’ sanctification of the church (v.26-27) and a husband's love for his wife?
  7. In practical terms, what needs to happen for a couple’s marriage to become a means of spiritual growth?
  8. In what way is a husband's love for his wife a life-giving kind of love?
  9. What is one thing you will do as a result of studying this passage?

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