‘The Story of the Church’ is an experiential learning opportunity that will take the form of a walking tour through the CBD of Cape Town on Heritage Day. Sites of injustice and oppression, as well as places of historic events in the struggle for liberation and equality will be visited and discussed. Special attention will […]
29 July – 19 August 2018. Sunday evenings. 6 Spin Street, Cape Town. Drinks and snacks from 6PM. The service starts at 6:30pm and will consist of a short time of music and a 30-minute sermon, followed by a time of Q&A where you can ask anything you want related to the topics discussed. — […]
Our present culture is extremely wary of gender roles in any shape or form. The biggest reason for that is the abuse suffered by women at the hands of men throughout history. In many societies and in many religious contexts, for thousands of years, women have been seen as, and treated as, inferior to men. There is therefore, good motive behind the current critique of gender roles. And because women are still oppressed and treated unfairly in so many contexts there is a sense of urgency to this issue. It’s crucial then, that we try very carefully, and with much humility, to see what the Bible does and doesn’t say about gender roles in marriage. Listen in as we explore Paul's instructions to husbands and wives in Ephesians 5:21-33.
In Paul's closing thoughts in his letter to the Ephesian church he urges his hearers to stand firm in the face of the enemy's attack. In order to do so, he encourages them to understand how Satan works to undermine the power of the Gospel in their lives, and to put on the armour of God.
*Preacher's note: In my preparation, I benefited tremendously from many of Dr. Tim Keller's insights in his treatment of this passage and am grateful to have been able to use some of them as the backbone for parts of this sermon.