House Rules

House Rules by David Peacock Listen on Posterous

Colossians 3:18-4:1 

House Rule #1: Submissive Spirit 

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Ephesians 5:21

Submission does NOT mean (From 1 Peter 3:1-7):

1.        A wife is to submit to every man.

2.        A wife has less value than her husband.

3.        A wife must agree with everything her husband says.

4.        A wife is incapable of thinking and making wise choices for herself.

5.        A wife must avoid efforts to change her husband.

6.        A wife’s primary source of strength is her husband.

7.        A wife fears her husband. 

Submission is a God-honoring inclination in the heart of a wife to honor and support her husband as he leads the family to fulfill the will of God.


House Rule #2: Sacrificial Love

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:10 


House Rule #3: Respectful Obedience 

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Ephesians 6:1–3 


House Rule #4: Sensitive Instruction 

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 


House Rule #5: Sincere Service 

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. Mark 10:45 


House Rule #6: Selfless Treatment 

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them… Matthew 7:12 


House Rule #7: Christ Centered 

But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15