You're most likely very familiar with contracts, but do you know what a covenant is?
Like it or not, around these parts of the world, much of our lives are governed by contracts. We have them with the phone company, the electric company, insurance companies... and...read >>
What makes the Church unique, special, different, set apart from any other organization, social club, or para-church ministry?
It's hard to know how we are without knowing who we are, or better, Whose we are.
Today we begin a short series on The Church, what makes...read >>
As we worked through last week's passage, discovering God's deign & intent for permanence in our marriages, all kinds of questions arose in the minds of many. Even as Jesus' disciples heard the truth, they too came away with a weighty question & conclusion: "If such...read >>
Last time we were together in Matthew chapter 19, Jesus revealed for us through His Word what He designed marriage for: to proclaim God's faithful, to image-forth His gracious, never-changing, unbreakable, covenant love for His people.
But if that's the case, if...read >>
No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>
* 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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>