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Bondage

Matthew 14.1-12
Dec 3rd 2017

* CORRECTION: around 8:50, "his boss' WIFE" should have been "his boss' DAUGHTER"

How free are you? The Word says we're only as free as the sin we're free from. Are you free from the bondage of sin, the lure of pride, the suck of self, the lust of...read >>

adultery, fear, fear of man, John the Baptist, marriage, pride, sex, sin, sorrow, suffering
Matthew, sin, suffering

Only The New Will Do

Matthew 9.14-17
Nov 6th 2016

"What sort of man is this?" That was the question that was asked of Jesus not long ago, and it's the very same question Matthew has been providing an answer for throughout his testament of God's Gospel.

On the heals of revealing to the Pharisees that God "desires...read >>

asceticism, bridegroom, change, fasting, forgiveness, humility, John the Baptist, joy, Judaism, marriage, new, new wine, pharisees, pride, religion, righteousness, ritual, transformation, wineskins
Jesus, Matthew, righteousness

You Shall Be Sons of God

Matthew 5
Jan 24th 2016

In today's sermon we will review the first section of Jesus' Sermon On The Mount.

We begin with a question: "Where does Life in God's Kingdom begin?" If we aren't aligned with King Jesus at the start, by the time He is through with His first section, we should be....read >>

adultery, anger, beatitudes, disciple, discipleship, divorce, follow, freedom, happy, joy, kingdom, life, light, lust, marriage, obedience, salt, sin, sorrow, truth
Matthew, Matthew 5, Sermon On The Mount

Covenant Breaking — Adultery, Divorce & Remarriage

Matthew 5.31-32
Dec 13th 2015

"Is it lawful to divorce?" the Pharisees questioned Jesus.

They had stripped down His commandments to self-righteous standards, checkboxes for religious men, nothing some human certificate couldn't fix.

Jesus' teaching in the previous section of Scripture was...read >>

adultery, Bride, covenant, divorce, fornication, Gospel, hope, Husband, Jesus, marriage, remarriage
Divorce, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Covenant Making -- The Meaning of Marriage

Genesis 2, Ephesians 5.22-33
Dec 6th 2015

According to First John 3.8, "The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy [not excuse, but destroy] the works of the devil." And what is the work of the devil? Sin in us, the children of God.

Before we talk about Covenant Breaking in Matthew 5.31-32, let's...read >>

covenant, divorce, holy, holy matrimony, keeping, marriage, promise, sacred
Marriage, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Male & Female By Design

Genesis 1.26-27, Ephesians 5.22-33
Feb 22nd 2015

God knew what He was doing when He made us male and female. Despite popular opinion--even in Christian circles--gender differences are not a result of sin or mere religious perspective. Before the fall our Father made us "in His likeness, male and female He made them."read >>

biblical manhood, biblical womanhood, children, complementarian, deacons, elders, family, functions, gender, husband, leadership, marriage, roles, wife
complementarian, family, manhood, womanhood

The Doctrine of The Church

Ephesians 5.22-30
Mar 2nd 2014

For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!

She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in process....read >>

body of Christ, bride of Christ, Church, covenant, doctrine, Ephesians 5, Ezekiel 16, God, love, marriage, ministry, mission
Church, Doctrine, love

Family Sin & A Faithful Father

Genesis 26.1-11
Dec 1st 2013

Ever said to yourself, "If God would just show up & tell me what to do, I would do it!" I hate to break it to you, but considering today's passage & humanity's history, you're wrong: you won't!

Part of what makes grace so amazing is that it calls us to the...read >>

Abimelech, covenant, deceive, faith, Isaac, Isaac, lie, love, marriage, obedience, Rebekah, sin, sister, wife
covenant, faith, Genesis

The Lord Has Led Me: Magnifying Marriage

Genesis 24.52-67
Oct 20th 2013

Are you married? Why?

Ironically, it isn't a question we think to much about before or after our marriages. "I mean, isn't the answer obvious?"

In today's passage we can see God's divine perspective on marriage: why He instituted it, what its main function is. It...read >>

humility, husband, Isaac, love, marriage, plan, prayer, Rebekah, respect, sovereignty, wife, will
Genesis 24, marriage, sovereignty

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty

One & Dysfunctional Flesh

Ephesians 5.24-32, 1 Corinthians 6.9-10
Jun 2nd 2013

The Bible defines marriage as the sexual, covenant union between one man and one woman. Yet the very fabric of humanity is being challenged by a completely different definition argued over in our court rooms today.

Just what is marriage? What is it for? Can it...read >>

bodies, covenant, desire, dysfunction, homosexuality, love, marriage, redemption, same-sex, sin
desire, homosexuality, marriage

The Promise Ring

Genesis 9.1-17
Feb 24th 2013

Can you imagine the fear God's children could've carried after the flood? "If He cares so little for human life so as to destroy it at will, who's to say He won't haul off and do it again? How can we possibly trust such a God?"

Abba loves His children, and He...read >>

covenant, depravity, destroy, faith, free will, hope, life, marriage, Noah, peace, promise, rainbow, ring
covenant, faith, Genesis 9

She Is His, She Is Holy

Genesis 2.18-25
Nov 25th 2012

In a CULTure that defines "woman" by the desires of the flesh of man, we're desperate for God's Word to break in and redefine our Christian culture, our lives in Christ.

How many of our daughters will we continue to encourage toward conformity to this world? How...read >>

beauty, build, daughter, Father, Genesis 2, glory, identity, marriage, purpose, sister, woman
creation, Genesis 2, identity

The Gospel of Marriage

Ep 5.22-32
Sep 2nd 2012

Are you married? Why? Are you sure that's the main reason you ought to have said 'I do'? What if the basis of your marriage isn't biblical at all?

So much of our world view is out of whack with the Scripture. As Paul said in Romans 12, we need to thoroughly undergo...read >>

complimentarian, egalitarian, Gospel, headship, help, husband, leadership, marriage, roles, servanthood, submission, support, wife
Church life, family, missional, vision

the Best Man, the Least Man

John 3.22-30
Dec 27th 2009

We spend the majority of our lives trying to climb the ladder of success only to find the most successful men at the bottom, on their knees, face down, humbled and low... and GREATLY REJOICING! Care to join them?

Despite popular opinion, according to John the...read >>

baptist, bride, cleansing, groom, love, marriage, purification, voice, Word
Gospel of John, John 3