10 Quotes from Men and Women in the Church

Kevin DeYoung is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. Check out more resources and podcasts from Kevin DeYoung at Clearly Reformed, click here.

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1. The truest form of biblical complementarity calls on men to protect women, honor women, speak kindly and thoughtfully to women, and to find every appropriate way to learn from them and include them in life and ministry – in the home and in the church. (Pg. 17)

2. God designed sexual difference for one another; sin takes sexual difference and makes it opposed to one another. (Pg. 33)

3. There is no one more pro-woman than Jesus, and no one – by his example and in his very person – who did more to affirm true manhood either. (Pg. 47)

4. Christ is the supreme absolute authority; all other authority is only derivative. (Pg. 65)

5. The Christian approach to marriage is not so much “his needs, her needs” as “his opportunity to honor Christ, her opportunity to honor Christ.” (Pg. 69)

6. Women, more than ever, need to know that men will treat them by a different set of rules and will seek the well-being of women above their own. (Pg. 72)

7. Elders carry out the ministry of the word; deacons carry out the ministry of mercy. (Pg. 90)

8. Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ means that we submit to those whose position entails authority over us. (Pg. 104)

9. A man who leads in love makes it much easier for a women to humbly help. (Pg. 120)

10. If the husband is called to be the head of the family, then the wife is called to be its heart. (Pg. 135)

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Evan Knies is an elder of North Hills Church in West Monroe, LA. He is husband of Lauren and father to Maesyn. He is a graduate of Boyce College and Southern Seminary.

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