Bible Study

What Does A Spirit-Filled Marriage Look Like (Susan Heck)

Submission in a marriage? Being a godly wife. What does a godly husband look like? Can husbands force their wives to be submissive? (No.)

Today Susan will be covering portions of Ephesians on the topic of marriage. I love how she breaks down Ephesians and she gives helpful tips regarding ways we can honor our husbands.

As always, to encourage you to check out the video I’ve turned answers given into questions and topic points. Hope you enjoy!

  • It’s important to see how marriage is a picture of Christ and His church
  • What should the Christian home to like to the world?
  • “The Christian family often looks like the family of the world.” Susan Heck
  • What is the percentage of divorce in comparison to Christian homes?
  • What does a spirit filled marriage look like?
  • Focus on Ephesians 5:21-33
  • Ephesians CH. 1-4 – Doctrine
  • Ephesians CH. 5-6 – Duty
  • Certain things must be in place before we can have a spirit filled marriage
  • If we walk in the Spirit, we do not fulfill the lust of the flesh
  • What are the 13 parts of Doctrine?
  • What are the 4 parts of Duty?
  • “What you believe dictates how you will behave.” – Susan Heck
  • Humility – “It is amazing that God would choose anyone.” Susan Heck
  • Holiness – How should we look at Christ regarding our holiness?
  • Forgiveness – If we do not show forgiveness to our husbands, what should we expect from God?
  • “How can we be unforgiving when God forgives us?” Susan Heck
  • Generosity – “A stingy person will have a carnal marriage.” Susan Heck
  • Supernatural Living – What does Susan say about wives who have unbelieving husbands?
  • Peace – How did Susan’s husband show peace and Susan did not?
  • Prayer – Who is praying for your husband?
  • How else should we pray?
  • Unity – “Don’t fight for your way.” Susan Heck
  • “Strive for harmony rather than our way.” Susan Heck
  • God-given Grace – What happens when we do not show grace, what is that reflective of our marriage?
  • Speak the truth in love – How should we approach a sensitive topic with our husbands?
  • Putting off the former man – What should we be putting off Ephesians Ch. 4
  • Walking in love – Putting off sexual sin. If someone is in sexual sin how does that affect the marriage?
  • Be filled by the Holy Spirit – how does this affect us positively? Does this mean we give thanks in all seasons?
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:18
  • If these doctrinal truths are not guiding our marriage, what should we do?
  • What questions should we ask ourselves regarding examining ourselves?
  • Details of a spirit filled marriage
  • What should a spouse do if she has an unbeliever as a spouse?
  • What does a spirit filled person look like?
  • Believers submits to each other, as we submit to the Lord.
  • If we have the 13 doctrines in place, what does Susan say about submission?
  • Why is it important we know Biblical truth about the roles of men and women?
  • What does submit mean?
  • Colossians 3:18
  • 1 Peter 3:01
  • Submission does not mean you are a doormat.
  • How does the curse of Eve affect how women desire to rule over their husband?
  • Submission is voluntary it cannot be forced.
  • Women are submissive to their husband, one man. They do not submit to multiple men.
  • How is submitting to our husband freeing?
  • Why do we submit?
  • What is the role of the husband?
  • What should a husband treat his wife?
  • “A wife’s submission is a huge part of her sanctification.” Susan Heck
  • How does honoring our husband honor the Lord?
  • When can a woman decline her husband?
  • Ladies should not submit to abuse.
  • Wayne Grudem & John Piper – what are the 7 tips regarding submission?
  • A husband is to love his wife as Christ loved the church – this is a MAJOR responsibility, culturally especially when the scripture was written, women were looked upon lowly.
  • A husband is not a substitute of Christ.
  • Women can learn from other pastors and from other godly women.
  • The Lord does not hate His church, and the husband should cherish his wife as his own body.
  • Joined together = means glued together
  • Wayne Grudem & John Piper what are the 5 tips for husbands
  • How should we respect our husbands?
  • How should we respect his role?
  • How should we respect his employment?
  • How should we respect his speech?
  • How should we respect his privacy?
  • How should we respect his eats?
  • How should we respect his convictions?
  • How should we respect his time?

Check Out: What Does A Spirit Filled Marriage Look Like by Susan Heck

Unlike most of my recommended posts, I’m not able to post the video link in this format so you could watch it from the post. Definitely check out the video by clicking the link above and it will take you to YouTube. 🙂

The Gospel Message– The Gospel message is good news, which means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)

If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?

Scripture To Meditate On – 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.“

Community Prayer April ’22

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Luke 11_39-40, _...so careful to clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are filthy–full of greed and wickedness. Fools! Didn’t God make the inside as well as the outside_

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