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    4091 Van Slyke Rd, Flint, MI 48507, USA
    Sunday 10:30 AM
Welcome to South and this Live YouVersion Event. We are in a series entitled "Refocus - The Book of Ephesians" - we hope that you will enjoy the notes and Scriptures below, to supplement Pastor Scott's message!
Submission is important.

Submission: An act of love, willingly done on behalf of another.

Practically speaking in marriage, what does this look like? A husband and wife represent one life, (a body is the illustration). Paul is clear in his illustration that the head of the body is the husband. This indicates responsibilities such as leadership, initiative, guidance. Don't forget, God is the head of Christ. There is no inferiority here.

1) Never acting purposely independent from your head - your husband.
2) Never delay in responding to your head's leadership.
Submit in everything.

BUT there are principles to keep in mind.

1) Nobody should ever act against his or her conscience. A person’s conscience is what is developed as they interact with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit convicts you in a certain way. Therefore, no husband has the permission from God to dictate their wife’s conscience, and no wife has to submit to her husband in a way that would cause her to act against her own conscience.

2) A wife is not to submit to her husband when it is a matter of disobedience to the Word of God, and in turn, damaging to her relationship with God.

Don't forget that your submission includes your heart, your words, and your actions. If any one of them is missing, then it is not true submission.
Have the proper motive for your submission.

The motive that should guide you as you seek to humbly and lovingly submit to your husband - is a genuine love for Christ. Submission to your husbands has less to do with pleasing your husbands, and far more to do with pleasing Christ.
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