Strengthening Summit – Wednesday, December 17, 2014
A Man and His Family
Start Group with a prayer to Holy Spirit:
O, Holy Spirit, beloved of our souls, we adore You. Enlighten us, guide us, strengthen us, console us. Tell us what we should do. Give us your orders. We promise to submit ourselves to all that You desire of us and to accept all that you permit to happen to us. Let us only know Your will.
Someone should then read the scripture verse:
Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is head of his wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body. As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish So [also] husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “For this reason a man shall leave [his] father and [his] mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. In any case, each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect her husband. Children, obey your parents [in the Lord], for this is right. “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise, “that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life on earth.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up with the training and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 5:21 – 6:4)
1. What are two things that you learned from this talk/Scripture verse? Explain.
2. What are two thing from this talk/Scripture verse that you can practically apply to your life?
End with the Lord’s Prayer
Next 22:32 Men’s Strengthening Summit is February 4, 2015 @ 6:30 PM.