In today’s culture, the word “submit” is a terribly offensive term. If used in the context of a wife’s duty to her husband, its even more offensive. Christianity, however, is not a cultural faith, we must follow God rather than men and feminists. But Paul’s instruction to wives in Ephesians 5:22-24 is indeed to submit to her husband in all things. What is the nature of this submission? Does it make her a second class human being? How far does it extend? And how is Biblical submission a deep blessing to women? In this sermon, we discover that true feminine value is not found in the autonomous rejection of God’s design for marriage, but in the gospel-declaring, God-ordained authority structure of the one-flesh union of husband and wife. Join us for this challenging, counter-cultural message.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. (ESV)