The Blessing of the Birthright

2021-07-12T09:13:02-05:00July 1st, 2021|

Date: July 1, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Genesis 25:29-34 |

A description of the birthright Consecration Double-portion of blessing Authority of the father The despising of the birthright His words His ways A Delusion about the birthright Nothing of consequence had happened Not considerate of God's providence - altered his future family Never able to be reversed

Preparing for Marriage

2021-04-21T21:48:48-05:00April 21st, 2021|

Date: April 21, 2021 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 |

Series:

Marriage is God's idea, not man's. Understanding Waiting Wait on the Lord Serve while waiting Keep yourself pure (Heart, Activity, Appearance) Flee Youthful lust It is good for a man not to touch a woman Keep yourself unspotted from the world Keep yourself accountable Love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Things Charity Does Things Charity does not do Something Charity is Things Charity is not Commitment Study the wedding vows Responsibility Electronics "manifesto" (promises, commitments, responsibility) Financial standing Housing for future home Attitude (toward church, etc.) Reliability Warning Signs Desperation to get married vs. calm waiting Watch for an entitlement mindset Watch for refusal of accountability Those unable to receive correction Anger Unthankfulness Friends You are now, or soon shall be, who your friends are.

Helps for a Godly Marriage

2021-07-11T18:27:34-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Date: April 20, 2021 ()

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 |

Series:

Intro: Benefits of Companionship Work with one another Ecclesiastes 4:9 Example: Priscilla and Aquila Productivity increases when a husband and wife work together Lift up one another Ecclesiastes 4:10 Stir up one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Comfort one another Ecclesiastes 4:11 Stand with and for one another Ecclesiastes 4:12 Worship with one another Ecclesiastes 4:12

Lesson 15: God’s Plan for Marriage (Part 2)

2020-10-19T13:40:41-05:00October 15th, 2020|

Date: October 15, 2020 ()

Bible Text: |

Series:

God’s Plan for Marriage This is an expansion of an earlier sermon which can be found here. Permanency of Marriage The Witness of the First Marriage The Testimony of Christ on Marriage The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent God allows exceptions in the case of adultery  Popular The Problem of Sin Marriage A Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind Guard the Mind Direct the Mind Renew the Mind Humble the Mind Primary The husband and wife relationship is the first relationship. The marriage is the

Gaining Purpose of Heart

2020-09-11T10:37:56-05:00September 6th, 2020|

Date: September 6, 2020 ()

Bible Text: Daniel 1:8 |

Gaining Purpose of Heart Daniel 1:8 Opening Thought: Why did these young men not eat of King’s meat? John Gill (19th century theologian) said: “... though it might be food in itself lawful to be eaten, yet part of it being first offered to their idol "Bel," as was usual, and the whole blessed in his name, it would have been against (Daniel’s) conscience, and a defiling of that, to eat of things offered to, or blessed in the name of, an idol. ”In other words, all the foods Daniel and his friends had been asked to eat had been

The Joy of Repentance

2020-06-11T10:41:01-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

Date: April 23, 2020 ()

Bible Text: 2 Samuel 12 |

Series:

“You will say that these are very small sins and doubtless, like all young tempters, you are anxious to be able to report spectacular wickedness. But do remember, the only thing that matters is the extent to which you separate the man from the enemy (God). It does not matter how small the sins are, provided that their cumulative effect is to keep the man away from the Light… Murder is no better than cards if cards can do the trick. Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one – the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without turnings, without milestones,

Lesson 6: Teamwork is Necessary

2019-12-06T14:27:34-06:00December 5th, 2019|

Date: December 5, 2019 ()

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 3:9; 2 Corinthians 6:1; James 2:22 |

Series:

This is lesson five of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Seven areas where unity is needed in a family Between God and Dad Between God and Mom Between God and each child Between Dad and Mom Dad and Mom to each child Parents to the School Parents to the Church

Lesson 4: God’s Plan for Marriage

2021-03-11T14:12:14-06:00October 31st, 2019|

Date: October 31, 2019 ()

Bible Text: |

Series:

This is lesson four of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. This lesson is expanded upon in the sermon God's Plan for Marriage (Part 2) Permanent The Witness of the First Marriage (Genesis 2:21-25) The Testimony of Christ on Marriage (Matthew 19:3-9) The Historical Positions of the Church Permanent Semi-Permanent It is always God's will for marriage to be permanent. God allows exceptions in the case of adultery. Popular The Problem of Sin in Marriage Church Policy for those Desiring to be Married Purity Purity of the Body (Hebrews 13) Adultery Violates a Sacred Commitment Adultery Destroys a Sacred Trust Adultery pollutes a Sacred Union Purity of the Mind (2

Lesson 3: Biblical Responsibilities of the Husband and Wife

2019-10-24T19:13:19-05:00October 24th, 2019|

Date: October 24, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Ephesians 5:18-33 |

Series:

This is lesson three of the NAVIGATING HOME & FAMILY series. Most marriage problems would be solved if both the husband and wife understood and fulfilled their God-given roles.When each person does their part, a marriage will be filled with happiness. The Responsibilities of the Husband Lead (Ephesians 5:23, Acts 10:34) Love (Ephesians 5:25; 1 John 4:19; Ephesians 5:28, 33) As much as Christ loves the church As much as he loves himself Respect (1 Peter 3:7) Provide (1 Timothy 5:8) The Responsibilities of the Wife Help (Genesis 2:18) Submit (Ephesians 5:22, 24; 1 Peter 3:1-2) Respect (Ephesians 5:33, Philippians 2:3, Romans 12:18) Keep the Home (Titus 2:4-5, 1
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