The Leader & : CJ Mahaney
- Ephesians 5:15 (ESV)
- Ephesians 5:16 (ESV)
- Ephesians 5:17 (ESV)
- Ephesians 5:18 (ESV)
- Ephesians 5:25 (ESV)
We are not sinless but must lead the charge to the cross, through repentance & faith. We're all a mess. We all need the saviour, and the person & work of Christ.
Ephesians 5:15-17, 25 ESV
Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,
This sermon is more about the future.
LEADER'S LIFE REQUIRES CAREFUL ATTENTION
We need to consider if we are walking in the manner we have been called.
CAREFUL USE OF TIME
The wise make the best use of their time. The wise view time as a gift from God.
The Christian leader uses their time diligently, and with much discipline.
The disciplined use of time leads to discipline of everything else. We cannot imitate the intelligence of others but can imitate their discipline.
LIFE DEVOTED TO BIBLICAL PRIORITIES
Applying v. 15-17 makes all the difference in applying v. 25 in the home.
We need some form of planning and purpose to apply these messages.
All of its need to apply the gospel to our lives for better use of time but it looks different for everyone.
How can I serve and surprise in my God-given roles in the coming week, and how did I do so in the past week? How can I please & glorify God? I don't have to do this exactly but what do I do to be a good steward of my time? Lack of planning results in lost opportunities. Planning is informed by biblical priorities.
COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR WIFE
Deepening in this relationship involves communication, and purposeful planning. If we don't plan it, it won't happen.
Have a daily plan to communicate with her daily. Plan time to serve & surprise her!!! She wants to know what happened at the conference in detail. Invite her into what we experienced. Our wives should feel the impact of the conference in our interaction with them, once we arrive home. Let her know you are thinking about her.
How can I match my wives excitement when I arrive home?
HOW TO CULTIVATE ROMANCE
How can I increase romance with my wife over the course of my life?
You have to study your wife and learn her preferences.
Learn what would surprise her!
Our romance for each other should become more evident over time.
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