Read Ephesians 5:21 - 6:4.
According to Ephesians 5:21, how should we act toward one another in the family?
Wives, what is your role toward your husbands?
Husbands, what is your role toward your wives?
If Jesus is the role model for how the husband should serve the wife, who should go first in humility, practical service and kindness? The husband.
Children, how should you act toward your parents? What will you receive if you obey them?
Father, how should you treat your children? What do you need to be careful of in parenting?
Read Ephesians 6:5-9.
How should employees treat their bosses? How should you work when no one is looking?
Bosses, how should you treat your employees?
Read Ephesians 4:15-16
Is the truth really truth without love? Is love really love without he truth?
Real love means to serve and sacrifice for the other person. Does this characterize your friendships? Or do you use your friendships for personal gratification?
Real friends tell each other the truth. Do you speak the truth? Do you gossip? Do you mislead or lie to your friends?
Male and Female Relationships
Read 1 Timothy 5:1-2.
How should men and women treat each other?
Can you be attracted to someone of the opposite sex and still treat them with complete purity?
Be a trustworthy man and woman who treat each other with honor and purity. Trust your Father to bring special connections along the way. As you are committed to walk in purity, the Father will point out to you a potential special relationship. Trust him.
Relationships with Authorities
Read Romans 13:1-10.
Why should you submit to your authorities?
Can you have a heart of submission to your authorities even if they make wrong decisions? How?
What debt do we owe our authorities?
Read Philippians 2:1-5.
What should be the motivation of your unity with brothers and sisters?
Explain how church relationships function best.
As Jesus is the model for your relationships, what did Jesus do to love his church?
Are you willing to become nothing - a complete servant - totally submitted to your Father in your church relationships?