Ephesians 5:22-6:9 "Gospel Relationship Blueprints", Sermon Series: This Is Us

In this week’s text, Paul moves from general instructions about how Christian should relate to one another (i.e. “submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ” – v. 21) to specific instructions for how Christians should relate to each other in specific relationships. In 5:22-33, he focuses on marriage; in 6:1-4, on parenting; and in 6:5-9, on work. Though many sermons and books could be written regarding each of these, the sermon this week will focus primarily on God’s design for how these relationships can best be lived out in context of a Spirit-filled Christian life. My hope is that all of us would be both encouraged and challenged to see not only the Lord’s purpose for these relationships, but our own individual callings within each of them.