Family Fundamentals Part 3 “Submission”

Family Fundamentals – Part 3


This series identifies four words which will help family relationships be _______________ and _________________.


I can be __________________ to my family because of the ________________ I have in them.

God has given us ________  ____________ to demonstrate            His commitment to us.

2 Corinthians 1:21-22

21 Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, 22 set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

My commitment to my family leads me to both __________ for and _____________ with forgiveness.

Another word that is fundamental to the family is the word ___________________.

Ephesians 5:15-27

15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Instructions for Christian Households

21 Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing[a] her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.

The word translated “submit” is the Greek word “hupotasso” which means to ___________  ____________.

The term does not apply to  _____________ or _____________; but it does apply to  _____________ and _______________.

An important aspect of submission is that it is _______________.

The submission of a wife to her husband must be viewed in the specific ________________ of marriage.

A husband bears primary _______________ for the marriage relationship.

The sacrificial standard of comparison to Jesus _____________ any sanction of abuse or “lording” it over a wife.

As with forgiveness, a proper ________________ is important for both spouses.

Children have a responsibility to _______________ to their parents.

Ephesians 6:1-3

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”[a]

  1. Your parents are ____________ than you.

The way you feel about your earthly father              ____________ the way your earthly father feels about        God.

When your mom says to stay away from that guy it is       because she knows your __________________ is likely to          turn into a ______________!

  1. Disobeying your _______________ means disobeying           ____________.

Jesus _____________ to His earthly parents.

Luke 2:51- 52

51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.

Not obeying means _______________ yourself of God’s blessing.