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The Biblical Role of a Christian Wife

Title: The Biblical Role of a Christian Wife

Opening Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-24 – “Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.”

As followers of Christ, we are called to live out our faith in every aspect of our lives, including our marriages. God has given specific instructions in His Word about the roles of husbands and wives within a marriage. Today, we will focus on the biblical role of a Christian wife and how we can strive to fulfill this role in a way that honors God.

1. Submission to Your Husband:
The Bible instructs wives to submit to their husbands as unto the Lord. This does not mean that wives are lesser than their husbands, but rather that they are called to support and respect their husbands’ leadership. Submission does not mean blindly following or sacrificing your own needs, but rather it means trusting in your husband’s decision-making and honoring his role as the head of the household.

2. Respect and Love:
In Ephesians 5:33, the apostle Paul instructs husbands to love their wives and wives to respect their husbands. As a Christian wife, it is important to show love and respect to your husband, even when it is difficult. By doing so, you are modeling the love and respect that Christ has for His church.

3. Serving and Supporting:
As a Christian wife, you are called to serve and support your husband in his role as the leader of your family. This may involve helping with household tasks, providing emotional support, and encouraging your husband in his spiritual walk. By serving and supporting your husband, you are fulfilling your role as a helpmate and demonstrating Christ-like love and humility.

4. Seeking God’s Will:
In all aspects of your marriage, it is important to seek God’s will and guidance. Pray for wisdom and discernment as you navigate the challenges and joys of married life. By staying connected to God through prayer and studying His Word, you will be better equipped to fulfill your role as a Christian wife.

Closing Scripture: Proverbs 31:10-12 – “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

Closing Prayer:
Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of marriage and for the roles that You have established for husbands and wives. Help us, as Christian wives, to fulfill our role with grace, humility, and love. Teach us to submit to our husbands, respect and love them, serve and support them, and seek Your will in all things. May our marriages be a reflection of Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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1. Ephesians 5:22-24
2. 1 Peter 3:1-6
3. Proverbs 31:10-31
4. Colossians 3:18-19
5. Titus 2:3-5
6. 1 Corinthians 7:2-5
7. Genesis 2:18-24

Questions for Lesson

1. How do you see your role as a Christian wife as defined by the Bible?
2. How has your understanding of submission in marriage evolved as you grow in your faith?
3. How do you navigate differences in beliefs or values with your spouse while remaining respectful and honoring God?
4. What does Ephesians 5:22-24 teach about the relationship between a husband and wife in the context of being a Christian wife?
5. How do you prioritize your relationship with God while also fulfilling your responsibilities as a wife?
6. How do you handle conflict or disagreements within your marriage in a way that reflects your Christian values?

Worship Music for Lesson

1. “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real
2. “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
3. “Trust in You” by Lauren Daigle
4. “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin

Object Lesson

Illustration: The Biblical Role of a Christian Wife

Props needed:
1. A wedding ring
2. A Bible
3. A list of Bible verses related to marriage and the role of a Christian wife
4. A flower vase with two flowers

How to present the illustration:
1. Begin by showcasing the wedding ring and explaining that it symbolizes the commitment made between a husband and wife in marriage.
2. Hold up the Bible and share verses that highlight the importance of marriage and the role of a Christian wife, such as Ephesians 5:22-24 which says, “Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.”
3. Place the flower vase on a table and put one flower in it, explaining that the vase represents the household and the flower represents the husband. Emphasize the importance of nurturing and caring for the relationship with the husband, just as a flower needs water and sunlight to thrive.
4. Add the second flower to the vase, symbolizing the wife’s role in the marriage and illustrating how both the husband and wife work together to create a flourishing relationship.
5. Conclude by encouraging the audience to reflect on their own marriages and to strive to fulfill their roles as Christian wives by following biblical principles and honoring their commitment to their husbands.


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