Roles of Husband and Wife Egalitarian Position • Men and Women are created equally in all respects.

No distinction in either essence, position or role Complementarian Position • Men and Women are created equally in essence and worth, but have unique difference in position and role

Egalitarian Position • Created Equality
– Gen. 1:26-27 makes no distinction between 1:26woman and man insofar as both are equally made in His image

• Fallen Disorder & Hierarchy
– Sin introduced an illegitimate hierarchy in the relationship between woman and man (Gen. 3:16)

• Restored Equality through Christ
– Gal .3:28 expresses that male/female hierarchy has been abolished

Egalitarian Position Biblical Rationale • Gen 1:26-27 1:26• Gen 2:18 • Gen 2:22-24 2:22• Gal 3:28 • 1 Cor 12:7-11 12:7-

Egalitarian Position Biblical Examples • Female Leadership in Israel
– Miriam (Exodus 15) – Huldah (2 Kings 22) – Deborah (Judges 4-5) 4– Esther, Ruth Naomi

• Prov. 31:10-31 31:10-

Egalitarian Position Biblical Examples • Female Participation in Jesus’ Ministry
– Luke 8:1-3 – participated financially 8:1– Luke 10:38-42 – Mary commended by Jesus 10:38– Matt. 15:21-28 & Luke 7:36-50 – women held 15:217:36as examples of faith and love – John 4:39-42 – Samaritan woman 4:39– Matt 28:1-10 – first witnesses of resurrection 28:1-

Egalitarian Position Biblical Examples • Female involvement in the early Church • 1 Cor. 12 – women and men alike are gifted by the Holy Spirit • 1 Cor. 11:5 – women in the church “prophesying” • Acts 18:26 – Priscilla teaching Apollos • Rom. 16:1, 7 – Paul commends Phoebe and Junia?

Egalitarian Position Objections • God’s calling of exclusively male leadership – Adam, Noah, Abraham, male priests, etc. • No women disciples • Paul tells women to submit to their husbands • Man (1 Cor. 11:3) or husband (Eph. 5:23) is the head of the woman • 1 Tim. 2:11-15 – women in submission 2:11-

Complementarian Position • Created Equality of Essence and Distinction of Role
– Gen. 1:26-27 made equal 1:26– Gen 2. (1 Cor. 11, 1 Tim. 2) their humanity would find expression differently

• Fallen Disruption of God’s Created Design
– Gen. 3:15-16 male/female relationship would 3:15now, because of sin, be affected by mutual enmity

Complementarian Position • Restored Role Differentiation through Redemption in Christ
– Eph. 5:22-23, 1 Tim. 2:8-15 roles affirmed in 5:222:8both the home and church

Complementarian Position Biblical Rationale • Male/Female equality of essence
– Gen 1:26-27 1:26– Gal 3:28 – 1 Cor 12:7-11 12:7– 1 Peter 3:7b

• Male/Female Role Differentiation
– Gen. 2 – 1 Cor. 11:8, 1 Tim. 2:13 – Gen 3:1-7 3:1– Gen 3:16

Complementarian Position Biblical Rationale • Male/Female Role Differentiation
– 1 Cor. 11:1-16 11:1– 1 Cor. 14:34-36 14:34– 1 Tim. 2:8-15 2:8– Eph. 5:22-33 5:22– 1 Pet. 3:7 – Trinitarian Analogy – 1 Cor. 11:3, 15:28

Complementarian Position Biblical Examples • Male Leadership in Israel
– Adam, Noah, Abraham, priests, prophets

• Male Leadership with Christ
– 12 male disciples

• Male Leadership in the Church
– 1 Cor. 11:1-16, 14:34-36, 1 Tim. 2:8-15 11:114:342:8– Eldership 1 Tim. 3:2, Titus 1:6

• Male Leadership in the Home
– Eph 5:22-23, Col. 3:18-20, 1 Pet. 3:1-7 5:223:183:1-

Complementarian Position Objections • Hierarchical view leads to viewing women as inferior • Interpretation of Gen. 2 – Man created before women • Gen. 3:16 – Adam ruling Eve • Women Leadership seen in Scripture • Use of “head” (kephale) in 1 Cor. 11, Eph 5

The Challenge of Parenthood

•Deut. 6:6-7 – These commandments that I 6:6give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.

The Challenge of Parenthood
Prov. 1:8-9 – Listen, my son, to your father’s 1:8instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.

•Prov. 22:6 – Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. •1 Tim. 3:4 – He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect

The Challenge of Parenthood
•Col. 3:21 – Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. •Heb. 12:5-11 12:5-

Erikson’s Social-Emotional SocialTheory
Age 0-1, Infant 2-3, Toddler 3-6, Preschooler Psychosocial Crisis Trust vs. Mistrust Autonomy vs. Shame Initiative vs. Guilt

7-12, School Age child Industry vs. Inferiority 12-19, Adolescent 12Identity vs. Role Confusion

Erikson’s Social-Emotional SocialTheory

Age

Psychosocial Crisis

19-40, Young Adult Intimacy vs. Isolation 19AdultIntimacy 40-65, Middle Adult 4065-years on, Seniors 65Generativity vs. Stagnation Integrity vs. Despair

KüblerKübler-Ross’s Stages of Dying
• • • • • denial anger bargaining depression acceptance

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