Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Headship & Submission

In Part 1 of "Lionhearted and Lamblike: The Christian Husband as Head" (read or listen), John Piper takes a look at the mystery of a husband and wife being a shadow of Christ and the Church; he addresses the egalitarian view of gender roles; and he closes by putting forth the following definitions for headship and submission referred to in Ephesians 5:21-33:
  • Headship is the divine calling of a husband to take primary responsibility for Christ-like, servant leadership, protection, and provision in the home.
  • Submission is the divine calling of a wife to honor and affirm her husband’s leadership and help carry it through according to her gifts.
Piper will expand on this definition of headship in Part 2.

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