Servant Leadership and Graceful Submission
1. Marriage is like the Trinity, where the Father is in charge of the Son, and the Son obeys.
2. When God made male and female (a couple), God made one to be the leader and one to be the helper.
4. The Bible never tells husbands to submit.
5. The biggest mistake Adam made, and husbands make today, is that he was not willing to lead.
6. The Bible instructs women to submit and husbands to lead.
7. The husband should consider the wife’s opinions, but he has final say.
8. The man will be held responsible for the actions of his wife and children.
9. If the husband is a servant leader and the wife graciously follows, God will insure that all will turn out right.
10. If we do not follow the divine plan of husband as leader and wife as follower, our marriage will be unstable.
11. Someone always has to lead in a relationship.
12. Eve’s biggest mistake was in making a decision without consulting Adam.
13. The divorce rate for non Christians is much higher than the divorce rate for Christians.
14. God made men to lead and designed women to follow.
Scripture? Oh yes, we had some. I used some of the scripture about discernment that I posted a while back, applied them to being discerning about what we are "told" about marriage, asked everyone to do their best to lay aside previous notions and just explore the scripture with "new" eyes for the duration of the series.
And we will base the series on I Peter 3:7
In the same way, you husbands must give honor to your wives. Treat your wife with understanding as you live together. She may be weaker than you are, but she is your equal partner in God’s gift of new life. Treat her as you should so your prayers will not be hindered.
New King James Version
Next week, among other things, we will consider that "weaker vessel" phrase and what to make of it. (It is pretty simple, really. The problem starts when people read all kinds of thing into it other than the obvious meaning.)
Back to the quiz. Every question was taken from a sermon, a popular book, or a statement I heard on Christian radio just in one month's time.