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The Power of Hope

The Power Of Hope: Hope For Healthy Relationships, I Peter 3:1-7

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Hope For Healthy Relationships
I Peter 3:1-7

I. Be Unselfish
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
I Peter 3:1-2 (NIV)

II. Be Godly
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.
I Peter 3:3-5 (NIV)

III. Be Respectful
…as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
I Peter 3:6 (ESV)

However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
Ephesians 5:33 (ESV)

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.
I Peter 3:7 (ESV)

IV. Be Intimate
You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way…
I Peter 3:7 (NAS)