Power and Relationships

Ephesians 5:21-24, 6:1, 5, 9

5:21-24 Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, be subject to your husbands as you are to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife just as Christ is the head of the church, the body of which he is the Saviour. Just as the church is subject to Christ, so also wives ought to be, in everything, to their husbands.

6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 

5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, in singleness of heart, as you obey Christ; 

9 And, masters . . . stop threatening [your slaves], for you know that both of you have the same Master in heaven, and with him there is no partiality.