Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Wives & Husbands, Parents & Children, Employers and Employees: who is in charge?

On Sunday, we will be looking at the book of Colossians 3:18-25:

Rules for Christian Households 18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. 22Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. 23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, 24since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. 25Anyone who does wrong will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.

As you read this, there are four main relationships that jump out at you:
1. Husbands and Wives
2. Children to Parents
3. Parents to Children
4. Slaves and Masters, or modern day language, Employee to Employer

I need your help this week during the sermon, I want to know your thoughts, stories and takes on these passages.

Would you please respond to this post (you can do so without me knowing whom you are) by doing the following:

1. How do you feel about these verses?
2. Tell me of successes when you have applied these principles.
3. Tell me of failures when you fail to adhere to these principles.
4. Your overall take on these verses, agree, disagree or somewhere in between.

I really need your help, please take a moment and post me a reply. If you are not a member of OSLC in Midland, Texas I would still love to hear your opinions as well, please put in your post you are NOT a member.

Thanks and see you on Sunday.