LESSON 7- Ephesians
Marriage, Christ and the Church,
Children and Parents, Bondservants and Masters
Ephesians 5:20-33; 6:1-9
Eph. 5:20 giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:20 Because you are identified in the Name of Jesus Christ, you can afford to always overflow in gratitude to the Father, (not for everything that happens to you but) in spite of everything that happens to you; you are not under circumstances but above circumstances because you are in Him! Mirror Translation
Eph. 5:21 submitting to one another in the fear (awe, reverence) of God.
5:21 Inspired by the awe you witnessed in Christ, (the way he abandoned Himself to the will of God and to us) yield yourselves to one another. Mirror Translation
Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear (awe) of God:
This is not just talking about marriage but every relationship.
The Bible uses the word fear of the Lord at least 300 times in reference …
What Does It Mean to Fear the Lord?
Fearing the Lord means to be in reverential awe of His holiness, to give Him complete reverence and to honor him as the God of great glory, majesty, purity and power.
*Notice give thanks in everything and then you can submit yourselves to one another.
Galatians 5:13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
Hebrews 13:17 Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
Submitting to God first, then you can summit to one another.
1 Peter 5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.
To One Another:
To one another”— the “mutual submission” view is this term, “one another,” which refers to mutual submission. This submission is not just to those who are in authority over us. This submission is mutual—one to another.”
POSITIVE COMMANDS Love one another (John 13:34 – This command occurs at least 16 times) Be devoted to one another (Romans 12:10) Honor one another above yourselves (Romans 12:10) Live in harmony with one another (Romans 12:16) Build up one another (Romans 14:19; 1 Thessalonians 5:11) Be likeminded towards one another (Romans 15:5) Accept one another (Romans 15:7) Admonish one another (Romans 15:14; Colossians 3:16) Greet one another (Romans 16:16) Care for one another (1 Corinthians 12:25) Serve one another (Galatians 5:13) Bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) Forgive one another (Ephesians 4:2, 32; Colossians 3:13) Be patient with one another (Ephesians 4:2; Colossians 3:13) Speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15, 25) Be kind and compassionate to one another (Ephesians 4:32) Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:19) Submit to one another (Ephesians 5:21, 1 Peter 5:5) Consider others better than yourselves (Philippians 2:3) Look to the interests of one another (Philippians 2:4) Bear with one another (Colossians 3:13) Teach one another (Colossians 3:16) Comfort one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18) Encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 5:11) Exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13) Stir up [provoke, stimulate] one another to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24) Show hospitality to one another (1 Peter 4:9) Employ the gifts that God has given us for the benefit of one another (1 Peter 4:10) Clothe yourselves with humility towards one another (1 Peter 5:5) Pray for one another (James 5:16) Confess your faults to one another (James 5:16)
NEGATIVE COMMANDS (how not to treat one another) Do not lie to one another (Colossians 3:9) Stop passing judgment on one another (Romans 14:13) If you keep on biting and devouring each other…you’ll be destroyed by each other.. (Galatians 5:15) Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other (Galatians 5:26) Do not slander one another (James 4:11) Don’t grumble against each other (James 5:9) We do all this because we are in a real sense “members of one another” (Romans 12:5; Ephesians 4:25)
We will continue with Lesson 7 next week.
The blessings of the Lord are upon you whether by blood, adoption/sonship or assignment. The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. Prov. 10:22
David & Mary Sue