November 19, 20130 comments
“The Gospel Witness of Holy Homes” from 1 Peter 3:1-7. You can listen to the sermon here.
Peter is in the midst of discussing what difference the gospel makes in society, and he now addresses the home. In verses1-6, Peter’s teaching centers on a wife’s calling to submit to her own husband. As we study these verses, we see the power, the beauty, and strength of a wife’s submission to her husband. Then, in verse 7, Peter’s teaching centers on a husband’s weighty calling to honor his wife, because she is an heir of the grace of life along with him. When husbands and wives faithfully live out their God-given roles, homes become powerfully witnesses to the gospel.
For Further Study
In Ephesians 5:22-33, the apostle Paul also gives instructions to husbands and wives. Read that passage and answer the following questions:
For Personal Reflection
In the sermon, we discussed starting a conversation with our spouse in order to better apply Peter’s teaching in 1 Peter 3:1-7. Here are some of the questions we were encouraged to consider.
Husbands, ask your wives:
Wives, ask your husbands: