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This week we dive into chapter 5 of Ephesians and decide that it might be a good idea to bring back the oh so popular WWJD bracelets as a reminder to love like Jesus does. What does this look like practically in our everyday lives? It’s definitely not always easy, but it is what we are called to as Christ followers. The last section is one of our favorite parts of this letter as Paul addresses how marriage is to be a beautiful picture of Christ’s relationship with his bride, the church. Tune in and let’s continue to study God’s Word together!
“You become what you behold.”
“The less time we spend looking at ourselves and the more time we spend gazing at Jesus this (loving like Jesus does) will become second nature.”
“The gospel is the reason to live this way and also the power to live this way.”
“Darkness will always be overcome by the light. It cannot win.”
“There is nothing demeaning about this, for her submission is not to be an unthinking obedience to his rule but rather a grateful acceptance of his care.” -John Stott
“The man and the woman were created unique by God, both in the image of God, equal in dignity, value, and worth, but they have been meant to complement one another, not compete against one another. The weaknesses of the one are strengthened by the strengths of the other, and the strengths of the other one are made even stronger by the strengths of the other. There is a complementarian relationship, where men are being men and women are being women. If that happens, then you have the type of human flourishing the Bible commends, that if we’d be willing to walk into it, our joy might increase, God’s glory might be seen all the more brightly, and all of our hearts would be satisfied in him.”
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