How Are You Handling Your Family Affairs? (Colossians 3:18-25)Gus Gill, April 14, 2019
Part of the Colossians series
Colossians 3: 18-25
Introduction- Deuteronomy 11: 26-28; Psalm 103: 13-18.
1. The commands of God regarding families.
A. Wives are to be under your husbands authority. Ephesians 5: 22-23; Galatians 3: 27-28.
B. Husbands are to love their wives.
C. Children are to obey their parents in everything. Ephesians 6: 1-3.
D. Household slaves are to obey their masters. ( Employees to bosses)
2. Two cautions to the husbands and dads.
A. Do not be embittered.
B. Do not exasperate and discourage your children. James 3: 1-2; 1 Peter 3: 7.
3. The motivations of our obedience.
A. Do your work heartily- from the heart.
B. For the Lord and not to be seen by men.
4. The rewards and consequences of our choices. Revelation 22: 12-13
1. Are you learning submission to one another in the Lord?
2. Do you understand the impact of making obedient choices from the
3. Are you finding God’s life in this world? Matthew 7: 12-14.
18Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 25But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. (KJV)
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