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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

LIVING WITH A DIFFICULT HUSBAND in a right manner for the glory of god and the example of Christ
Charles e Whisnant, Pastor/Teacher, Shepherd/Supplier, Protector

First Peter 3:1-6
What Does It Mean To Be A First Peter 3 Wife?


  • 1) What are the main points of this chapter?

  • 2) What are wives told to be in regards to their husbands?  Why? (1)
  • 3) What does Peter hope the unbelieving husbands will observe in their    wives? (2)
  • 4) Now the bottom line is this, that if we are going to have an exemplary testimony in the world, the hostile world, and if we're going to be used to win people to Christ, then our lives have to be characterized by a certain basic characteristic.  What are?

5)  The bottom line in our testimony in this society in which we live is
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Likewise,  or IN THE SAME WAY YOU WIVES: Homoios (ai) gunaikes: 
 (Genesis 3:16; Esther 1:16-20; Romans 7:2; 1Corinthians 11:3; 14:34; Ephesians 5:22, 23, 24,33; Colossians 3:18; 1Timoths 2:11,12; Titus 2:3, 4, 5, 6)
    - Christians should submit to God (Hebrews 12:9 and James 4:7).

Submission involves at least four things.
  • First, it begins with an attitude of entrusting oneself to God The focus of our life must be on Jesus Christ.
  • Second, submission requires respectful behavior (1Pe 3:1,2). Nagging is not respectful behavior.
  • Third, submission involves the development of a godly character (1Pe 3:3-5
  • Fourth, submission includes doing what is right (1Pe 3:6). It does not include violating other 

Scriptural principles. Submission is imperative for oneness in marriage.

As a result of Eve's usurpation of Adam's headship, part of the consequence of her sin was that her desire would be for her husband (Genesis 3:16). Genesis 3:16 could be interpreted as a passionate yearning or longing for one's husband but the difficulty with that interpretation is

In what the duty of wives consists. In subjection, or an affectionate submission to the will, and obedience to the just authority of their own husbands, which obliging conduct would be the most likely way to win those disobedient and unbelieving husbands who had rejected the word, or who attended to no other evidence of the truth of it than what they saw in the prudent, peaceable, and exemplary conversation of their wives. Learn,

In Genesis 3:16 the Lord announces a struggle, a conflict between the man and the woman. She will desire to control him, but he will dominate her instead. This interpretation also fits the tone of the passage, which is a judgment oracle.

Own (2398) (idios) means belonging to oneself and not to another, one’s own, peculiar. It denotes "ownership".

Husbands (435) (aner) means man, an adult male person. Aner is used to speak of men in various relations and circumstances where the context determines the proper meaning, as in this verse clearly referring to husbands.

God knows that we have authority only when we place ourselves under authority.

  • (1) But we need to realize first of all that it is not only women who are to submit.
  • (2) Secondly, Peter points out that the submission of women to their husbands is parallel to Jesus' submission to authority.
  • (3) And thirdly, Peter says in this passage that the submission is to be to the woman's own husband, not to men in general.

If your relationship to God does not show itself in being a tender husband and a responsive and respectful wife, then it is not penetrating the most essential area of your life.

SO THAT EVEN IF ANY OF THEM ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THE WORD: hina kai ei tines apeithousin ) to logo:

(1Peter 1:22; 4:17; Romans 6:17; 10:16; 2Thessianons  1:8; Hebrews 5:9; 11:8)

  •  Do not obey the word: This refers to an unbelieving husband, but it is a stronger idea than merely "do not believe." It has the idea of someone in active disobedience to God's word. Even these husbands can be won through the godly conduct of loving wives

Disobedient (544) (apeitheo from "a" = negating what follows, without + peithes = obedient) literally describes one who refuses to be persuaded and who disbelieves willfully and perversely.  They are unpersuaded and express an obstinate rejection to the will of God. Is an attitude (present tense) of unbelief which involves deliberate disobedience and conscious resistance to authority.

The word (3056) (logos  from lego = to speak intelligently source of English "logic, logical  means something said and describes a communication whereby the mind finds expression in words.

THEY MAY BE WON WITHOUT A WORD BY THE BEHAVIOR OF THEIR WIVES: dia tes ton gunaikon anastrophes aneu logou kerdethesontai,
  • : (1Corinthians 7:16; Colossians 4:5) (Won: Proverbs 11:30; 18:19; Matthews 18:15; 1Corinithans 9:19, 20, 21, 22; James 5:19,20)