These studies do not tell you what the Bible says. The scriptures given direct you to specific topics. The questions are intended to help you focus on the study. No answers are given. You have to read and search the scriptures for the answers. We encourage you to use Bible helps such as concordances and commentaries. However, scholars and theologians often disagree on interpretation and application. The best study help comes from God. Pray. Allow yourself to be honest with your reactions, but don't jump to conclusions. It takes time to read and meditate on all the Bible says on various topics. Feel free to ask questions in your prayers. You will be amazed to discover that God does answer the sincere seeker. You will also be surprised that the Bible may not say what you might think it does on many subjects. Keep a notebook. A loose leaf one would make it possible to add thoughts and additional information as you learn more about different subjects. Welcome to an exciting search.  

Bible Study Guide:

Submit to One Another

By Scarlett Stough


To prepare for this Bible study, please read the women in Christ commentary, As Christ Loved the Church.


Part One: Out of reverence for Christ.

1. Ephesians 5:1-2, 21, 32; 6:23-24. What is the attitude which makes godly love possible?

2. Matthew 7:21-29; John 15:9-17; Matthew 4:4; 22:34-40. How are love and obedience connected? What commands are Jesus’ true disciples obeying?

Part Two: What God Has Joined Together.

1. Matthew 19:1-12. Genesis 2:21-25. What was Jesus teaching about marriage and divorce? What was the basis for his teaching?

2. Ephesians 5:21-33; James 3:17; Philippians 2:1-13; 1 Peter 3:1-12. What attitudes will produce unity between husband and wife?

3. Deuteronomy 5:18; Matthew 19:8-9; 5:27-28. How can a person avoid thoughts and actions which prevent a married couple from a loving unity?

4. 1 Corinthians 7:1-40. What principles do you see in this passage which can guide personal decisions regarding marriage, separation, divorce or remaining single?

5. Why is marital faithfulness so important to God?

Part 3: Teach Your Children.

1. Deuteronomy 4:9; 5:16; 6:1-25; Ephesians 6:1-4. As we all know, children learn more from what we do than from what we tell them to do. How can we best teach our children to honor parents and love and obey God? How do we avoid making our children angry, rebellious people? Is it more punishment or more mercy and grace?

2. Galatians 5: 22-6:1. In what ways can parents “gently” guide their children out of attitudes and behaviors which are contrary to a holy life?

Volume 15 Issue 4 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation

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