Daniel Garner discusses lessons he has learned as a husband and father. He gave a powerful testimony of God’s transformation in his life, bringing him from a fairly clueless single to a man who could lead a sizable family and do it fruitfully. He also gave many great challenges to us in how to lead effectively in our various areas of responsibility. Everyone who was there came away both encouraged and challenged.
Husbands are called to a radical, Christ-inspired, self-sacrificial love for their wives. Called to love her as Christ loves the church: sacrificially, passionately, enduring and demonstrable. This means choosing—regardless of changing circumstances or feelings in the moment—to nurture, cherish, care for, protect, and even suffer for her benefit and well being as Christ has for his bride.
Three truths help inform our understanding of the biblical command for submission in marriage: the dignity of womanhood, the equality of man and woman in creation, and the unity of believers in redemption. This sermon looks faithfully at what submission is and is not, factors that can make submission challenging, and why the wife should submit to her husband.