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Eight Commands for Husbands

Ephesians 5:25 [Husbands, love your wives]

  1. To be head of the wife (Eph. 5:23).
  2. To love their wives as Christ loved the Church (Eph. 5:25).
  3. To love their wives as their own bodies (Eph. 5:28,33).
  4. To nourish (Greek: ektrepho (GSN-<G1625>), bring up, care for, protect, Eph. 5:29; 6:4; Rev. 12:6)
  5. To cherish (Greek: thalpo (GSN-<G2282>), to foster, warm in one’s bosom, Eph. 5:29; 1Th. 2:7)
  6. To be joined as one flesh (Eph. 5:30-31)
  7. To leave their parents for their wives (Eph. 5:31)
  8. To cleave to their wives (Eph. 5:31; Mt. 19:5)

Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments of the Authorized or King James Version Text.

Christ is the Head, Savior, Sanctifier, Purifier, Glorifier, Builder, Nourisher, Cherisher, Unifier, Protector, and the Receiver of the Church (Eph. 5:23-33).

Sixteen Facts: Christ and the Church

1. Christ is head of the church (Eph. 5:23).

2. Christ is Savior of it (Eph. 5:23).

3. The church must be subject to Christ in all things (Eph. 5:24).

4. Christ gave Himself for it (Eph. 5:25).

5. Christ sanctifies the church with the washing of the Word (Eph. 5:26).

6. Christ cleanses the church with the washing by the Word (Eph. 5:26).

7. Christ will receive the church to Himself (Eph. 5:27; Jn. 14:1-3; 1Th. 4:16; 1Cor. 15:23,51-58; Col. 3:4).

8. Christ is making the church glorious (Eph. 5:27; 1Cor. 6:11; 2Cor. 3:18).

9. Christ is making it spotless (Eph. 5:27).

10. Christ is making it perfect (Eph. 5:27).

11. Christ is making it holy (Eph. 5:27).

12. Christ is making it faultless (Eph. 5:27).

13. Christ nourishes it (cares for, brings up, protects it; Eph. 5:29).

14. Christ cherishes the church (fosters, warms in His bosom; Eph. 5:29).

15. The church is part of Christ (Eph. 5:30-32; 1Cor. 12:12-13,27).

16. The church is one with Christ (Eph. 5:30-32; 1Cor. 6:17; Rom. 12:4-5).

 
Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments of the Authorized or King James Version Text.

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