Blessings of Resurrection: Submission

May 13, 2018 |

Scripture: Ephesians 5:1, 21; 5:22-6:4 | Series:

In surveying all the spiritual blessings which pour out of the resurrection of Jesus Paul has been describing a heavenly existence taking place on fallen earthly terrain. From this divine love which cannot die and we cannot kill comes heavenly security, salvation, solidarity and a kind of spirituality that transforms every earthly relationship. And all of these blessings are ultimately empowerment for another sort of blessing, the blessing of submission. The distinctive mark of people in God’s kingdom is the ability to put oneself aside in the service of another’s best good - even the good of one’s enemy. Paul describes that kind of love as permeating every relationship, especially the household, to show the world the same love God demonstrated in Christ.