Companionship | Oct. 20th


Companionship | Oct. 20th
Jordan & Vanessa Abina
October 20, 2019

26 Then God said, “Let us make man[h] in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29 And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.30 And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Genesis 1:26-31

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Men and Women are both made in the image of God equally and completely.

Men and Women are both given purpose by God equally and completely.

28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion…”

Man and woman are created equally in dignity, identity, value and worth.

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Mark 10:7; Ephesians 5:31

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” 18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him… Genesis 2:15-25

A husband is designed for the role of Headship.

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, 26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, 27 so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. 28 In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. Ephesians 5:22-33

While men and women are created equally by God, the design for marriage is unique in the way it leverages the strengths of men and women to further human flourishing.

20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.
A husband is designed for the role of Headship.

15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:15-25
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him…
A wife is designed for the role of Helper.

“There is none like God, O Jeshurun, who rides through the heavens to your help, through the skies in his majesty. Deuteronomy 33:26
“Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20
“O Israel, trust in the LORD! He is their help and their shield.” Psalm 115:9
“My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:2

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him…

4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1 Corinthians 7:4

Biblical Husband: Sacrificial Love (Eph 5:25)

25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, Eph 5:25

Biblical Wife: Submission (Eph 5:24)

24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. Eph 5:24

26 She opens her mouth with wisdom and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. Proverbs 31:26

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. Proverbs 31:25

Biblical Husband: Spiritual Direction (Eph 5:26)

26 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word…” Eph 5:26

A husband who seeks the Lord is a powerful force in the kingdom.

Biblical Wife: Respect (Eph 5:33)

33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. Eph 5:33

12 She does him good and not harm all the days of her life. Proverbs 31:12

Biblical Husband: Provision

28 In the same way husbands should love their 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 Christ does the church, Eph 5:28-29

The work of God, around the world, starts in the home.

Husbands and Wives have been designed to fit together in a beautiful work of God.

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