by Jim Henry

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(Submission and Authority)
The Way Home Series, Part 5 of 16
James 2:1-13
Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church, Orlando

Sunday, 02/06/00, 9:15 A.M. Service

This morning, we're talking about a hot potato:
"Submission." Please open your Bibles to the Book of
Ephesians, chapter five, verse 21-24: "Submit to one
another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to
your husbands as to the Lord. 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. Now as the church
submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to
their husbands in everything."

Let us pray. Father, I pray in these minutes that
Your Word shall bless us and teach us and that we will
become submissive to the Word of God, because, Lord,
that's where it all starts and our salvation stems
from submission to Your Word. Our lives have function
and meaning and symmetry because we're submitted to
Your Word. Our hope, forever, is because we're
submitted in trust in Your Word. Now, Lord, bring it
to pass and bring it to bear in our daily lives and
our homes. May the words of my mouth and the
meditations of my heart be acceptable in Your sight,
oh Lord, my strength and my redeemer, and may the Holy
Spirit grant discernment and listening ears. For
Jesus' sake, Amen.

Submission. Many think that it goes like this as
mentioned in a song from the seventies: "Put another
log on the fire; cook me up some bacon and some beans.
And go out to the car and change the tire, wash my
socks and sew my old blue jeans. C'mon, baby, you can
fill my pipe and then go fetch my slippers and boil me
up another pot of tea. Then put another log on the
fire, baby, and come and tell me why you're leavin'
me! Now, don't I let you wash the car on Sunday; don't
I warn you when you're getting fat? Ain't I gonna take
you fishin' with me someday? Well, a man can't ...

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