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Divine Design

Understanding Gender Roles

01 - Women In The World

Proverbs 31:10-31 • December 30, 2012 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Gender roles are well-diversified today, a fact which some regard as cultural progress. It has even infected the Church, as evidenced by the shifting views on the role of women in marriage and ministry. What is God’s design for the sexes? Created in God's image, men and women were designed to reflect God's own nature in contrasting but complementary ways. That is, like the Godhead, men and women are different in terms of their roles and functions but one in terms of their equality and value. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.

02 - Women In The Church

Selected Scriptures • January 6, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

God has exalted women to prominent roles in the church. But as far as women have come, those roles are nevertheless still limited, and places them under the headship of male leaders. And why is that still the case today? The answer is because God is a God of order. And He has designed a specific schematic as to how the administration of the church is to run. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.

03 - Women In The Home

1 Peter 3:1-6 • January 20, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Whenever the Bible talks about a woman and her role in the home it does so almost always within the context of marriage. God's Word assumes that little girls grow up quickly for the sole purpose of becoming wives and mothers, often while they’re still in their teens, leaving them little time to enjoy their singleness. And if a woman is single later in life, odds are it’s because she’s a widow. So what does the Bible expect from a godly woman of God in the home? Among other things, A wise and faithful woman of God is to be submissive and sanctified in her role as a homemaker. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.

04 - Men In The World

Selected Scriptures • January 27, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

From the life of Job, we learn that a godly man is a giving man, who cares for those around him—stranger and brother alike—and puts into action the gospel of God. He hears the cries of the sick and visits them; he feels the hunger of the starving and feeds them; he sees the nakedness of the poor and clothes them. A godly man sees those who are imprisoned by addiction and seeks to free them. In other words, a wise and faithful man doesn't concern himself with just himself. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.

05 - Men In The Church

John 19:1-11 • February 3, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

God wants men in His church. He wants men in His pulpit. He wants men in the pews. He wants men in the ordained clergy. He wants men who are elders; men who are deacons; men who are actively involved in the things of God who will encourage each other to be everything that God has called them to be. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.

06 - Men In The Home

Joshua 24:1-16 • February 10, 2013 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Christians have varying opinions concerning the practical mechanics of spiritual leadership in the home. Generally speaking, if a husband and wife have a healthy relationship, they make decisions together as equals, looking to Christ as the ultimate Head of the household. They draw on each other’s individual strengths to set the course for their family. They share responsibility. But if they’re grounded in Scripture, they also recognize that, in the final analysis, it is the husband who carries the greater responsibility for leadership. In other words, he is the chief among equals. Scripturally grounded, Pastor Ronald H. Gann presents a biblical argument for the roles of men and women in the world, the Church, and in the home.