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Port Hueneme church of Christ


Wife's Responsibilities to God and Husband

1 Peter 3:1-6

by Mason French


  • Introduction
    • 1. With proper husband, a wife's responsibilities are a joy.
    • 2. Marriage wonderful if both parties try to do best for partner
    • 3. Both parties try to please other
    • 4. Five things required:
      • a. Subject to husband
      • b. Live a chaste life
      • c. Live reverent life before God
      • d. Watch how you dress
      • e. Dress up your heart
    • 5. This passage especially for women married to unbelievers, but other passages agree for all wives (Ephesians 5:22; Colossians 3:18)
  • I. DEFINE SUBJECTION
    • A. Greek (hupotassomenai) to submit oneself to authority
    • B. What It Does Not Mean: to submit when helping husband be ungodly
    • C. What It Means: work orderly in cooperation as partner
  • II. RESPECTFUL AND PURE CONDUCT
    • A. Chaste in All Conduct
    • B. Subject Self in Fear of Lord (Psalm 29:2)
  • III. WATCH YOUR DRESS
    • A. Clothing, Jewelry, Movement (Romans 6:13; 1 Timothy 2:9-10)
  • IV. DRESS UP YOUR HEART
    • A. Attitude (1 Peter 3:5)
  • Conclusion
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