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God’s Design For

Your Marriage

Husband’s Role
Priest, Prophet, & King
October 19 , 2008
Pastor John Isaacs
KingsWay Community Church
No God = No Design
Marriage is
Humanity’s Own
Social & Cultural
But, There Is A God
And There Is An
Intelligent Design
Humanity Made In
HIS Image
God Designed
Great Marriages
Come From Doing It
God’s Way!
God’s Design
1. Genesis 1-3
2. Ephesians 5:21-33
3. Colossians 3:18-19
4. 1 Peter 3:1-7
5. Titus 2:5
6. 1 Timothy 3:4, 12
Genesis 2:18
It is not good for the man to be alone;
I will make him a helper suitable for
1. Complementary Companionship
2. Procreation
3. Picture of Christ & Church
4. To Glorify God
Genesis 2:24
For this cause a man shall
leave his father and his
mother, and shall cleave to
his wife; and they shall
become one flesh.
God’s Design
Marriage was designed
to be a lifelong covenant
bond between one man
and one woman.
God’s Design
Genesis 1:27
So God created man in His own
image; in the image of God He
created him; male and female
He created them.
God’s Design
Distinctly male
and Distinctly
God’s Design
Distinct Roles
in Marriage.
What Happens
When Man
God’s Design?
Romans 1:24
So God abandoned them to do
whatever shameful things their hearts
1. Sexual Promiscuity
2. Pornography
3. Adultery
4. Homosexuality
5. Pedophilia
Husband’s Role
1. Love
2. Serve
3. Lead
Biblical headship in the
home is the husband's
divine calling to take
primary responsibility for
Christlike leadership,
protection, and
provision. - John Piper
Headship is not so
much about “being in
charge” or “taking
Headship is more
about “taking
responsibility to lead.”
The Book of
Hebrews defines
Jesus role in
leading His
Church …
Hebrews 6:20
Where the forerunner has entered
for us, even Jesus, having
become High Priest forever
according to the order of
Hebrews 1:1-2
God, who at various times and in
various ways spoke in time past
to the fathers by the prophets,
has in these last days spoken to
us by His Son, whom He has
appointed heir of all things,
through whom also He made the
Hebrews 1:8-9
But to the Son He says: "Your
throne, O God, is forever and
ever; A scepter of righteousness
is the scepter of Your Kingdom.
… Therefore God, Your God, has
anointed You With the oil of
gladness more than Your
Jesus’ Role
1. Priest
2. Prophet
3. King
Ephesians 5:25-26
Husbands, love your wives,
just as Christ also loved the
church and gave Himself
for her, that He might
sanctify and cleanse her
with the washing of water
by the word.
… As Priest
• Encourage your wife and
family to be worshippers.
• Intercession for your wife
and family. (John 17)
1. God to be glorified in and
through his wife (family).
2. For her (their) relationship
with Christ. That she would
know Him more intimately.
3. For her (their) protection
4. For her (them) to fulfill God’s
call on her life.
5. For the marriage relationship
(and family) to be of one heart
and of one mind.
6. For her (them) to find good
friends and companions.
… As Priest
• Encourage your wife and
family to be worshippers.
• Intercession for your wife
and family. (John 17)
3. Speak of God’s mercy.
… As Prophet
One who speaks for God.

A Godly
Perspective Bearer
1. A husband needs to hear
from God.
2. A husband needs to know
God’s Word and have, at
least, a basic understanding
of Foundational Christian
3. A husband needs to confront
sin and call his wife (family) to

Proverbs 27:6
Faithful are the wounds of a
… As King
A King provides justice for
his subjects and protects
his kingdom from its
1 Samuel 8:19-20
Nevertheless the people
refused to obey the voice of
Samuel; and they said, "No,
but we will have a king over us,
that we also may be like all the
nations, and that our king may
judge us and go out before us
and fight our battles.
1. A husband needs to have
God’s wisdom in responding
to the challenges of today and
planning for the challenges of
2. A husband needs to know
his wife’s (family’s) enemies
and become a warrior-king.
Husband’s Role
1. Priest
2. Prophet
3. King