by Stan Coffey

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Family First
Stan Coffey

We are in a series of messages called ‘‘Family First’’. We began last week talking about the family, the importance of the family and having a Christian home, having a Christian family. Today we are going to be talking to the men. Don’t worry ladies, we will be talking to you a little bit later but today we are talking specifically to the men.

Now, if you are not married today, this still applies to you because if you are a single man, hoping to be married and you are dating, this applies to you because it applies to relationships. But the title of the message is ‘‘The Kind of Husband Every Wife Needs’’. We are going to read from Ephesians 5.

Ephesians 5:21 (KJV) ‘‘Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.’’

Ephesians 5:25-29 (KJV) ‘‘Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. 28So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:’’

I Peter 3:7 (NIV) ‘‘Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.’’

I think it is interesting that the Bible says that our spiritual life as men, our prayer life as men, our connection to God, the power that we have with God, the power that we have to get our prayers answered, is connected with the relationship that we have with our wives. That unless we have the right kind of relationship with our wives, our prayers will not be heard from God. Our p ...

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