The lesson on May 18, 2014 was part 27 of the “Ephesians” study. There are 3 points covered in this lesson which are 1) A great mystery. Where we learn that marriage between a husband and wife is an example of a working out of the greater spiritual truth of Christ and the church 2) Around fathers and their place in the family and 3) Servants and their behavior and how they should work so that they are pleasing unto the Lord, and not man. We leaned about the greek word that means “to submit” and why wives submit to their husbands as the husbands do to Christ. There is a sixfold submission “as unto Christ” in the book of Ephesians. PAul could have used scripture from nature and creation, the law or of nature and original sin but did not. Rather PAul chose to point out “to submit” on a higher plane is as Christ loved the church. The scripture reading was from Ephesians 6:1-9 KJV
“1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise; 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. 4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 5 Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; 6 Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; 7 With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: 8 Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. 9 And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.