Pine Island Bible Church
“Our Worthy Walk Forward with redemptive Ministry Mindedness in Marriage”
September 13, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Ephesians 5:22-33

“Our Worthy Walk Forward with redemptive Ministry Mindedness in Marriage”

September 13, 2020 / Ephesians 5:22-33


  • QUIET your mind and soul before the LORD — “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
  • COMMIT to obedience: Commit to doing whatever God will say to you in this message — “to obey is better than sacrifice” (1 Samuel 15:22)

A.  Walk WorthyVertically before God (Ephesians 4:1-32)

B.  Walk WorthyHorizontally toward Others (Ephesians 5:1-6:9)

The message of Paul’s letter to the saints in Ephesus can be simplified as look up, look in, and look out. The first 3 chapters directs us to look upward and see God for Who He is and what He has done. Here in chapter 5 we are directed to look outward and see others as God sees them.

Here in chapter 5 we are directed to look outward and see others as God sees them.

Context: Paul is speaking about our influence in our worthy walk, horizontally toward others.

1.  Walk in , Fulfilling Christ’s Purpose for You (Ephesians 4:11-12)

2.  Walk in , Displaying Christ’s Love for You (Ephesians 5:1-2)

3.  Walk in , REFLECTING Christ’s Light in You (Ephesians 5:3-14)

4.  Walk in the , being in step with Christ’s Spirit in You (Ephesians 5:18-21)

5.  Walk in , in the Way Christ has for You (Ephesians 5:22-33)

A deeper study of these passages can be found on our YouTube channel in the “Ephesians” playlist ( and also on our website (

KEEP IN MIND: It is important that each of us maintain an Ephesians 4:1-3 mindset. This is humility of mind, meekness before God, patience and love toward others, seeking a unified community as we seek to understand our own responsibilities within each section of teaching. Each of us need to humbly consider how we can come alongside others to lovingly and humbly encourage them in their obedience to the Lord, maintaining patience with them as they learn and grow.

a. The Relationship (Ephesians 5:22-33)

i.  Godly Wives willing and loving (Ephesians 5:22-24)

Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

a)  A attitude—“submit yourselves

b)  A attitude—“your own husband”

Submission is another display of love. It takes sacrifice and selflessness to submit in a Godly way.

c)  An attitude of —“as unto the Lord

Biblical submission does not refer to passivity but .

Consider the great place of in submission: (1 Peter 3:1-4)

ii. Godly Husbands Sacrificial and Selfless (Ephesians 5:25-32)

We have the privilege of redemptive influence as God’s image-bearers.

a) The of Love (Ephesians 5:25)

We are commanded to love God and in turn love others (Matthew 22:37-39).

b)  The of Love (Ephesians 5:26-32)

1.  Determine a Love (Ephesians 5:26)

“Is our wife more like Christ because she’s married to us? Or, is she like Christ in spite of us?” (Hughes, Ephesians, 192)

2.  Determine a Love (Ephesians 5:27)

3.  Determine a Love (Ephesians 5:28-30)

4.  Determine a Love (Ephesians 5:31)

Marriage is a not a contract.

5.  Determine a Love (Ephesians 5:32)

c)  The of Love (Ephesians 5:33)

Q: The key question a Godly husband seeks to ask himself is, “Does my love for my wife reveal the characteristics of Christ’s love for His church?”

POINT OF ACTION: Our worthy walk is explained by walking in harmony in the way of Christ. Godly wives practice willing and loving submission as an act of worship “as unto the Lord.” A “meek and quiet spirit is in the sight of God of great price.

Godly husbands practice intentional love. They determine to love their wife with a profound love. A Godly husband determines to love his wife with the cross-shaped love of Christ. Godly husbands practice Sacrificial and Selfless Love.

What Is My Next Step?

Hearing — Giving attention to God’s Word with the intent to obey it – James 1:21-25

Doing Making application of God’s Word to be more like Christ – Ephesians 4:22-24

  1. What did God show me that I must confess and forsake because it does not reflect Christ and hurts my relationship with Him and others? (Put OFF SIN)
  1. What did God show me about Himself in this text? (Renew your mind)
    1. What is He like?
    2. What does He like?
    3. What does He dislike?
  1. What does God say to me in this text? (Renew your mind)
    1. What command to obey?
    2. What promise to claim?
    3. What principle to apply (If I do ____, then God will do ___)?
    4. What example to follow?
  1. What verse(s) should I memorize and meditate upon through-out this week to help make my change lasting? (Renew your mind)
  1. In light of what I have heard from God, … (Put ON CHRIST)
    1. What character quality of Jesus must I demonstrate with God’s help this week?
    2. In what situ­ations will I most likely be tempted not to respond in a Christ-like way?
    3. How can I get ready for those situations? (If I don’t have a plan for change, it probably won’t happen.)

OUR MISSION:  Supremely love GOD, Sacrificially love others—ALL to the GLORY of GOD!

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