CHRIST IN THE HOME

KJV Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

To the Husband

A DEPARTURE FROM THE CHILDHOOD HOME TO A HOME OF HIS OWN

KJV Ephesians 5:31

For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

LOVE YOUR WIFE AS CHRIST LOVED THE CHURCH

KJV Ephesians 5:25

25. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

LOVE YOUR WIFE AS YOU LOVE YOURSELF

KJV Ephesians 5:28-29

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.

29. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:

BE BENEVOLENT TO YOUR WIFE

KJV 1 Corinthians 7:3

3. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
 

IF YOUR SPOUCE IS UNBELEIVING WORK WITH THEM

KJV 1 Corinthians 7:14

For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.

PROVIDE FOR YOUR SPOUCE

KJV 1 Timothy 5:8

But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

A GOOD RULER OF HIS HOUSE

KJV 1 Timothy 3:5

(For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

The husband as a father

DO NOT CHASE YOUR CHILDREN AWAY YET DO NOT GIVE ENOUGH ROPE FOR HANGING

KJV Ephesians 6:4

4. And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

KJV Colossians 3:21

Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

WE MUST CORRECT OUR CHILDREN

KJV Proverbs 13:24

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

THE WORDS EVERY FATHER WANTS TO HEAR FROM GOD SUCH AS ABRAHAM HAD:

KJV Genesis 18:19

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

To the wife

KJV Ephesians 5:22

22. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

KJV Ephesians 5:24

24. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

KJV Colossians 3:18

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
KJV 1 Timothy 3:11

11. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

KJV 1 Timothy 5:14

14. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

As a mother

KJV 1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

The child

OBEY YOUR PARENTS

KJV Colossians 3:20

20. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord

KJV Ephesians 6:1-2

1. Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.

2. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;

CHRIST IS A WILL DOER OF HIS FATHER

KJV John 6:37-39

37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

TO HAVE CHRIST IN THE HOME YOU MUST FIRST HAVE CHRIST!!
 
 

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