Sermon Response

February 12, 2017

The Text:
Genesis 2:19-24 & 1 Peter 3:1-6

When God created man he presented every creature before him in hopes of finding a suitable helper. When none was found, God made from man a woman. God in his infinite wisdom and design created the perfect helper for man. Woman was not designed to be a maid but instead a super hero who enables an incapable man to fulfill his God given purpose, to work and take care of all that God entrusted to him.

The way a woman best helps a man in marriage is by submitting. Submission is not giving up your thoughts, dreams, and passion or just doing whatever a man says. Biblical submission is voluntarily placing yourself under the authority of another. Ephesians 5:21 says that we should mutual submit to one another as to the Lord. Submission is not something you simply choose to do, it is the fruit of a life surrendered to God. There are three roots that must be present in a woman’s life in order for submission to occur. These roots are all found in 1 Peter 3:3-6.

Root # 1 Her BEAUTY is found in her adorning TRANQUILITY

Root # 2 Her HOPE is in God
Root # 3 Her FAITH makes her FEARLESS

Discuss:

  1. Why do you think man needed a helper?

  2. Why is woman a perfect helper for man?

 

  1. Why is submission seen a such a negative thing in our culture?

  2. How do the three roots of submission better allow a woman to submit?

  3. Do you believe that God’s design for marriage is really one that will cause your relationship to flourish? Why or why not.

Respond:

  1. Singles: Guys how can you identify the roots of submission in the

    life of a woman? Girls which root is the most difficult for you

  2. Married Couples: Is your marriage flourishing? Where do you need to grow?

Prayer

Lord may we live under your authority and submit to you design for marriage. God help our marriages flourish. 

Chelsea Byrd