Living God's Way in Our Relationships
January 28, 2022 • Ephesians 5:21-6:9
Relationships are part of life. Whether personal or professional in nature, we are always interacting with other people. And the way we treat others matters. In Ephesians, the Apostle Paul makes it clear that once we believe in Jesus Christ, our faith gives us a new identity in Christ and our behavior should change. This includes how we live in relationship with one another. In Ephesians chapter 5 and the beginning of chapter 6, Paul focused on three particular relationships prevalent in the early church in order to flesh out for the Ephesians Christians what it meant to live God’s way in their relationships. By focusing on the marriage relationship, the parenting relationship, and the master-slave relationship, as it was culturally practiced then, Paul gave guidance for both parties in each relationship, challenging cultural expectations and encouraging all of us to submit to each other. Join us as we study Paul’s teaching so that we can better understand what he meant by submission and how it helps each of us live as God intends us to in our relationships today.