Sermons on Marriage

The Consideration of an Exemplary Husband (1 Peter 3:7)

Introduction Peter has been addressing those in submission to authority. Until now, he hasn’t addressed those in authority. Maybe he sees the additional attention this relationship needs. If marriages suffer, because of Christianity, their witness will suffer more than with any other relationship. Now, finally…we get to address the husbands! Read 1 Peter 3:1-7 “Happy wife, happy life”? Peter/Holy Spirit, exhorts the Christian husband to have an exemplary marriage. Main idea in 1-6: How a wife relates to her husband…

The Courage of an Exemplary Wife (1 Peter 3:5-6)

Introduction Peter’s instruction to wives and husbands falls within a section (2:11-3:16) of exhortation to live lives that compliments Christianity in a pagan culture. Christian citizens and servants were to respect authorities (2:14-20). Likewise, wives are to respect their husbands (3:1-6). Read 1 Peter 3:1-7 The pattern of Peter’s exhortation: Reverence For God > Submission to Husband (1-2). Beauty Before God (Affirmation) > Adorning with a gentle and quiet spirit (3-4). Hope In God > Obedience, respect, doing good, and…

The Character of an Exemplary Wife (1 Peter 3:3-4)

Introduction Entire section (2:11-3:16) about living a life that compliments Christianity in a pagan culture. Civil authorities (2:14-17) and servants (2:18-20). Christ’s suffering (2:21-25) serves as the foundation for all of this exhortation. Read 1 Peter 3:1-7 Mother’s Day. What do we cherish most about our mothers? Isn’t it the way they have devote their lives to loving us? We treasure not their looks, but their character! Peter exhorts women to focus on their internal character rather than what the…

The Conduct of an Exemplary Wife (1 Peter 3:1-2)

Introduction Entire section (2:11-3:16) about living a life that compliments Christianity in a pagan culture. Civil authorities were assumed to be just (2:14). Servants were those specifically serving under unjust masters (2:18). While the example of Christ’s suffering (2:21-25) serves as the foundation for all of this exhortation, nothing suggests Peter is equating all civil authorities, masters, and unbelieving husbands with those who crucified Jesus. Read 1 Peter 3:1-7 “Likewise” > 2:18 re: servants. Same instruction to “be subject”. Ultimately…