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The Book of First Peter: Christian Marriage 
1 Peter 3:1-7 


Key Point: Marriage Roles

So God created human beings in his own image.In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.(Genesis 1:27, NLT)

Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over (all of creation)… (Genesis 1:28, NLT) 

…God is not a God of disorder… (1 Corinthians 14:33, NIV) \

…a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. (Ephesians 5:23, NLT) 

In Pastor Eugene Peterson’s bible paraphrase, The Message, he paraphrases this verse this way: The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. (Ephesians 5:23, MSG) 

1 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands, 6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear. 7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (1 Peter 3:1-7, NIV)

 

Key Point: Submission in Marriage

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. (Ephesians 5:21, NIV) 

25 Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives…. (Ephesians 5:25-28, NIV)

Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. (1 Peter 3:7, NIV) 

 

Key Point: Partnership in Marriage

with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life…(1 Peter 3:7, NIV)

 

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