Wives and Husbands22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
So, I get the controversial one :)
Accompanying John MacArthur sermon: God's Pattern for Wives Part 1 and Part 2, The Willful Submission of a Christian Wife
Accompanying David Legge sermon: The Christian Wife
Both Legge and MacArthur tie this passage in to yesterday's passage.
MacArthur: we draw our attention to chapter 5 verse 18 because here is the foundation. “Be filled with the Spirit.” Be being kept with the Holy Spirit. We’ve already talked about that. We know what that means, it means to be under the control of the Holy Spirit, to be moved along by the Holy Spirit. It’s not a glass-filled, because that’s a static kind of filling. It’s a sail filled because that’s in motion and that’s this kind of filling. Be born along, moved along, carried along by the Holy Spirit. That is essential to Christian living.
Then, Paul goes on to give examples of this submission. And the first example is of the wife being submissive to her husband (not to other men) as to the Lord, as it fits the created order of God.
Monday's scripture focus: Ephesians 5:25-33
Sunday's passage: Judges 21
Monday's passage: Ruth 1-2, Psalm 84, John 16