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Husbands and Fathers

June 10, 2020 – Bible teacher Derek Prince explains the Biblical covenants and tells us why marriage is a covenant. Since it’s a covenant, Derek points out that adultery is more serious than fornication—it is a broken covenant. The marriage covenant is based on a life laid down (Ps. 50:5) and only valid through death (Heb. 9:16–17). The husband as well as the wife enter through the sacrifice of Jesus and each lays down his/her life. Each expresses life through the mate—“What will I give?”—not “get”. The ultimate purpose is unity, according to Derek. Each mate makes a commitment (marriage is not an experiment). This commitment releases grace. Eventually, the husband’s success is seen in his wife—the wife’s success is seen in her husband (1Cor. 11:7; Prov. 31:23).

Derek goes on explaining the husband’s responsibilities in marriage:
1. Love (Eph. 5:25)
2. Be head (1 Cor. 11:3)
3. Provide (1 Tim. 5:8)
4. Wash with God’s Word (Eph. 5:26)
5. Nourish and cherish (Eph. 5:29)

After that he explains the wife’s responsibilities in marriage:
1. Helper (Gen. 2:18)
2. To submit (Eph. 5:22)
3. To support/uphold
4. To encourage
5. Intercede

Derek concludes by taking the home (or the family) as a model of the Church, that is:
1. Husband—pastor/shepherd (1 Tim. 3:4–5)
2. Wife—deacon/helper
3. Children—flock/congregation (Job 21:11)

In addition, husband & wife have a prophetic responsibility: to portray the relationship between Christ and His Church (Eph. 5:22–23, 32). It’s God’s original purpose that:
1. Man and woman together to exercise dominion on behalf of God (Gen. 1:27–28)
2. Two harmonizing in prayer are irresistible (Matt. 18:18–20)
3. Two can walk together only in agreement (Amos 3:3)

March 26, 2023 – 5 Roles of Biblical Husband

1. LEADER “But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11vs3 Proactive Pursues God. Pastors his home. Protector.

2. LABORER “Then the LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.”Genesis 2vs15 “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5vs8 Boys are cared by their mothers. Men provide for themselves. Mature men provide for their family. Dreams don’t pay bills, diligent work does.

3. LOYAL “But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5vs28 Stop the flirting. Remember the grass is not greener. Don’t hang out with the opposite sex alone. Avoid talking about your personal life with the opposite sex. Bounce your eyes. Keep a fire in your fireplace.

4. LEARNER “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.” 1 Peter 3vs7 “…The word there is weaker, has to do with the way you handle highly valued material…” Tony Evans Dwell with understanding with your wife means two things: If you know what bothers her, don’t do it. If you know what she likes, do it. Women love process (men love goals) Women love romance (men love sex) Women need sensitivity (men love space) Women when stressed become overwhelmed and emotionally involved (men become focused and withdrawn) Women feel better by talking about the problem (men prefer solving it)

5. LOVER “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her.” Ephesians 5vs25 “That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.” Ephesians 5vs26 “For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.” Ephesians 5vs28 “Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.” Colossians 3vs 19

Show your wife love in five ways:
1. Buy her flowers and gifts (or let her buy gifts herself)
2. Spend time with her.
3. Do house chores.
4. Physically touch her without initiating sex.
5. Compliment her.

00:00 Intro
03:01 Leader
10:24 Laborer
22:38 Loyal
31:34 Learner
38:49 Lover