Relationships at Home
Rev. Terry Smith
Text: Colossians 3:18-21
18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.
Relationships at Home (3:18-21)
1. Instructions for wives (v. 18)
To “submit” means to “rank under.”
A wife must submit to her husband as Christ submits to the Father.
2. Instructions for husbands (v. 19)
The word for “love” refers to a selfless and sacrificial love.
A husband must sacrificially love his wife and prevent resentment.
3. A word to children (v. 20)
Children must seek to please God by obeying their parents in all things.
4. A word to parents (v. 21)
Fathers must use encouraging words rather than cutting or demeaning words.
Parents must lovingly encourage their children toward godly living.