Themes: Roles of Men and Women in Church / humility / quietness / gender
Note: This was the third in a series on what it means to be male and female. The first message (Men and Women in Genesis) emphasised that, according to the Bible, men and women are equal in dignity, value and worth, yet also different, in ways that complement one another. The second message (Men and Women in Marriage) saw that, according to passages (like Ephesians 5) which build on the Genesis account, men are called to lay down their lives in love for their wives while women are called to freely submit in love to their husbands. In this way, men and women in marriage are to model the greater, eternal love relationship between Christ and the church.