January 16, 2016, 12:04 PM

Ephesians 5:22-33 (NKJV)

Marriage—Christ and the Church

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wivesbe to their own husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

It's funny that for many Christian men that they have a joke about preaching "submission"... But on a more serious not submission is an important part of our relationship with Jesus. We should all be submissive to Him. As husbands we must love our wives just as Christ Loved the church. I think about this as we are only in the first couple weeks of the year and I have gotten several requests for weddings for the year. Being a busy Pastor of a great church, it is important for me to always remember my wife and the family that God has blessed us both with. God gave me the wife that I have and blessed our houshold as we have walked in ministry doing HIS work. 

Being a Pastor is not always the easiest thing, nor is being the wife of a pastor. You often find yourself busy and torn as you share in ministry with many families. But in the midst of a busy, blessed, and growing ministry... We remember that God blessed us with each other. I love my wife just as Christ, loved the church. We are in ministry together. God did not design me to do ministry without her, and we work together in doing the work of our Lord. 


As you get close to Valentines Day and think about your love, and remember the blessings that God has poured out to you both. Its a team work effort and God had to be your focus. 

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