Sermon Series

  • 1. Cohabitation And Christians

    Contributed on May 1, 2015
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    What are some ways that we must please God in the area of our sexual purity? (Material adapted from Walter Kaiser's book, What Does the Lord Require?: A Guide for Preaching and Teaching Biblical Ethics, chapter 6 Cohabitation and Fornication pg. 79-89)

    HoHum: A mother was concerned when she heard that her son had a live in girlfriend. She went to his house. Her son was the only one home. The son said, “It’s not what you think, Mom. She needed a place to stay. She has her bedroom and I have mine.” The son then showed his ...read more

  • 2. Familiarity Breeds Contempt- And Children

    Contributed on May 22, 2015
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    1) God’s plan in creation is for men and women to marry and have children. 2) In this fallen world, marriage is not God’s best for everyone, and having children is not God’s calling on all couples. 3) Focus on Ephesians 6:1-4 (from John Piper)

    HoHum: “Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children." Mark Twain WBTU: Must go back to the context here. At the end of Ephesians 5 Paul talks about marriage. He does give the role of the husband and the role of the wife in marriage, but there is so much more. In Ephesians 5 Paul is ...read more

  • 3. Misunderstanding Jesus

    Contributed on Apr 6, 2015
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    Jesus was misunderstood by his father and mother, his family, political forces, and his followers (Seed thoughts from Back to God Hour, February 1989, Volume 35, Number 2)

    HoHum: John began to think about how blessed he was to have such a wonderful wife, and he decided to show his appreciation. So he went out and bought a box of candy and a dozen roses. When he got home, he decided to ring the door bell and surprise her. When Mary answered the door bell and saw him ...read more

  • 4. The Perfect Model For Marriage

    Contributed on Jan 10, 2015
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    5 observations about God's marriage (title and material adapted from an article by Al Janssen in Focus on the Family February 2002)

    HoHum: Al Janssen- A few years ago, my wife, Jo, and I were walking through our neighborhood on a warm summer evening. I talked on and on about my day. “So, how was your day?” I asked Jo. “Did you have a good time at brunch?” That morning, Jo had met in a home with ...read more

  • 5. Contract Or Covenant?

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2015
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    Focus on the best and most biblical view of marriage and then give 5 implications for marriage (Material adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's book, God Marriage and Family; chapter 4 The Nature of Marriage: Sacrament, Contract or Covenant? pgs. 81- 91)

    HoHum: A young minister was preparing for his first wedding ceremony that he had ever performed. The young minister was a nervous wreck and asked an older minister what to do if he messed up. The older minister said that if you forget what to say you can always quote scripture to fill in. So, as ...read more

  • 6. I've Got To Get Married!

    Contributed on May 15, 2015
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    4 benefits of remaining single (Outline and material adapted from a booklet by Chuck Swindoll entitled, "Singleness")

    HoHum: Cherry Hill, NJ- It’s been 20 years since a group of friends made a bet among themselves, going so far as to have a written charter and start a savings account to hold the pot. The pot has grown to several thousand dollars and John Cheney is the winner- because he’s the groups ...read more

  • 7. Let's Start At The Very Beginning

    Contributed on Jan 12, 2015
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    3 things from Genesis 1-3, one from each chapter (adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's book: God, Marriage, and Family, chapter 2 Leaving and Cleaving, pgs. 31- 39)

    HoHum: At Sunday school there were teaching how God created everything, including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they told how Eve was created out of one of Adam’s ribs. Later in the week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she said, ...read more

  • 8. Church Must Address Abortion

    Contributed on Jan 19, 2015
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    As a church we must address abortion, 3 things today (material adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's book, God Marriage, and Family, pgs. 130- 133; outline adapted from an article by Frederica Mathewes- Green entitled "Wanted: A New Pro Life Strategy"

    HoHum: On a bright, beautiful day, full of promise, Mavis laid an egg. This was not an extraordinary event since Mavis was a chicken, but Mavis was not pleased. "An egg? An egg? What do I want with an egg?" said Mavis to herself. "An egg is just not in my plans. I’ll have to get rid of ...read more

  • 9. The Verdict On Homosexuality

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
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    Look at 3 NT Scriptures and then give some advice for those who struggle with this (Title and Material adapted from Andreas J. Köstenberger's book, God, Marriage, and Family and information from Christopher Yuan, website: www.christopheryuan.com/‎)

    HoHum: “The Birdcage.” A 1996 movie where the actors Robin Williams & Nathan Lane play the parts of a homosexual couple, & Gene Hackman plays a conservative politician who messes up their gay lifestyle. Reviewing the movie, Time magazine called it a “warm, humorous, family ...read more

  • 10. Love Covenant Style

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2015
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    4 words for love in the Greek that describe covenant married love (Material adapted from Fred Lowry's book, Covenant Marriage, chapter 9 The Power of Covenant Love, pgs. 143- 151)

    HoHum: Some time ago a new organization prepared a special presentation on love and marriage. The reporters talked to more than 100 people from various cultures that practice arranged marriage- Indians, Koreans, Pakistanis, Orthodox Greeks, and Orthodox Jews. Over and over again they heard the ...read more

  • 11. Family And Spiritual Warfare

    Contributed on May 25, 2015
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    Talk about 3 important lessons we need to learn in this battle for our family and then give some practical applications (Material adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's book, God, Marriage, and Family, chapter 8 pgs. 162- 171)

    HoHum: A few minutes before the services started, the church people were sitting in their pews and talking. Suddenly, Satan appeared at the front of the church. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from the evil one. ...read more

  • 12. Overcoming Blocks To Forgiveness

    Contributed on Apr 25, 2015
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    Talk about the stumbling blocks to forgiveness (Material adapted from Dr. Paul Coleman's book, The Forgiven Marriage)

    Introduction: A. Linda gave up her college career because her new husband wanted her to stay home. She obliged him. Six months later, she had an abortion because her husband told her they weren’t ready to become parents. As Linda’s resentment grew over the next year, so did her ...read more

  • 13. Marriage And Money

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
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    From Proverbs, let's discuss 5 principles of money management (Material adapted from Mark Adams at Redland Baptist Church at: http://www.redlandbaptist.org/sermon/managing-money-right/)

    HoHum: A husband and wife named Stumpey and Martha went to the state fair every year, and every year when Stumpy saw the antique bi plane he would say, “Martha, I’d like to ride in that airplane.” And Martha always replied, “I know Stumpy, but that airplane ride costs $10 ...read more

  • 14. One Plus One Equals One

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2015
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    Discuss ways that God intended the husband and wife to be one (Material adapted from Alan Carr at: http://www.sermonnotebook.org/Home_Improvement/Home%20Improvement%2001%20-%20One%20Plus%20One%20Equals%20One.htm)

    HoHum: Sonja Ely- I was watching my 5 year old granddaughter Christy play with her dolls. At one point, she “staged” a wedding, first playing the role of the bride’s mother who assigned specific duties, then suddenly switching to the bride with her “teddy bear” ...read more

  • 15. The Harm In Same Sex Marriage

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
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    What's the harm in same sex marriage? (Material adapted from various sources and Marriage: What is it, why it matters, and the consequences of redefining it by Ryan T. Anderson)

    HoHum: Henry Rollins- “Don't hide behind the Constitution or the Bible. If you're against gay marriage, just be honest, put a scarlet 'H' on your shirt, and say, 'I am a homophobe!” WBTU: Many are saying that we are losing the fight over marriage in this country. A majority of ...read more

  • 16. Do You Promise To Love, Honor And Cherish?

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2015
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    Talk about the two roles in marriage: husband and wife (material adapted from: http://idcraleigh.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Ephesians-5.18-33idc.pdf and Andreas Kostenberger's book, God Marriage, and Family, chapter 3, Marriage in NT, pgs. 64- 75)

    HoHum: Clint Eastwood- They say all marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning. WBTU: Review and background for Ephesians 5:21-33 God designed marriage Vs. 31 we have heard a lot lately. Paul quotes from the Genesis account in Ephesians like Jesus did in Matthew 19. ...read more

  • 17. The Proverbs 31 Husband

    Contributed on May 15, 2015
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    What are some things we can do as men to encourage our wives to be a Proverbs 31 woman? Preached for the evening service on Mother's Day (Outline and material adapted from Jess MacCallum's book, I Married Wonder Woman)

    HoHum: Aubrey Smith- I hate the Proverbs 31 woman. A Proverbs 31 woman forgoes her career and life’s aspirations for childbearing and child rearing. A Proverbs 31 woman keeps a perfectly pristine house – in high heels and pearls. A Proverbs 31 woman stitches her children’s ...read more

  • 18. Unequally Yoked Don't Do It

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2015
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    Reasons why a believer should not marry a non believer

    HoHum: David Slagle, a minister at a small church in Atlanta, tells the story of a woman in her late 20’s. The woman had befriended a man living in her apartment complex. Slagle and his wife asked whether the two were dating. The man in question was a known atheist. The young woman ...read more

  • 19. The Forgiving Family

    Contributed on May 1, 2015
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    Mostly a marriage sermon on the 5 phases of forgiveness and reconciliation (Material adapted from Dr. Paul Coleman's book, The Forgiving Marriage) This was preached over 2 Sunday's so it has two HoHum's and WBTU's.

    HoHum: Gerald Lebowitz tells this story- On the way home one night, I spotted some fresh cut roses outside a florist’s shop. After selecting a dozen and entering the shop, I was greeted by a young saleswoman. “Are these for your wife, sir? she asked. “Yes,” I said. ...read more

  • 20. Aged Parent

    Contributed on May 25, 2015
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    A sermon on the struggles of caring for an aged parent (material adapted from Marilyn Fanning's book, The Not So Golden Years)

    HoHum: My dad would often joke that he needed to treat his children well because his 4 children would choose his nursing home. He wanted to make sure he got the best nursing home so he had to treat us well. One day my dad was talking about this on the phone with me and I came up with an idea. ...read more

  • 21. Washing The Feet Of My Family

    Contributed on Feb 20, 2015
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    We will be discussing 4 things that contrast to illustrate how to wash the feet of our family

    Introduction: A woman is depressed so she went to her doctor. After examining her and talking with her the doctor said that she did not need medication to deal with her depression. What she needed to do is loving acts of service for someone for the next 14 days. The woman began making excuses ...read more

  • 22. You Better Change Your Attitude

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2015
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    4 steps for turning a bad attitude into a good one (Material adapted from Les and Leslie Parrott's book, When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages, chapter 4, One Bad Thing Every Good Marriage Can Improve, pgs. 69-80)

    HoHum: Les and Leslie Parrott- It was the best wedding reception we’ve ever attended except that it wasn’t a wedding reception. This needs some explanation. One week earlier the bride backed out. There was no catastrophe, no dark secrets revealed. She simply wanted to put off the ...read more

  • 23. Surviving The Storms Of Life In Marriage

    Contributed on Apr 18, 2015
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    5 tools that every marriage needs to battle bad things (Material adapted from Les & Leslie Parrott's book, When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages, chapter title, "How Good Marriages Battle Bad Things")

    HoHum: Talk about the storms this past week. Sayler Park Tornado - April 3, 1974. The only tornado in the April 3-4, 1974 Super Outbreak to occur in 3 states. It touched down near Rising Sun, crossed into Boone County, KY, then over the Ohio River into Sayler Park. In Sayler Park, The first ...read more

  • 24. True Love Is All You Need

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2015
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    Let’s briefly go over these behaviors in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Material adapted from Stuart Briscoe, What About Shaky Marriages, at: http://www.preaching.com/sermons/11563496/)

    HoHum: A couple came to see a certain preacher -- not me. The man was particularly concerned about his wife's depression. He had tried all that he knew to help her, but nothing worked. So they came in, and the preacher couldn't do anything either. The lady was totally unresponsive. After half an ...read more

  • 25. For Women

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2015
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    Discuss her appearance, attitude and abilities (Cannot pin down one primary source but some material adapted from Andreas Kostenberger's article found here: http://www.cbmw.org/Journal/Vol-2-No-4/Saved-Through-Childbearing)

    Introduction: Matthew Henry was commenting on Genesis 2:21-23- The woman was not made out of the man’s head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him and near his heart to be beloved. WBTU: I remember it well. It was my ...read more

  • 26. 10 Principles For Financial Agreement

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
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    10 principles for financial agreement in the family (Material adapted from Wayne A. Mack's book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Unit 5, pg. 113)

    Introduction: We should be one in the area of our finances, but easier said than done. It is unlikely that a married couple will be free from conflicts over finances. Several reasons: 1) Each of us is a sinner and inclined to be selfish 2) Raised in different homes and have different ...read more

  • 27. Thanks For Not Running Away

    Contributed on May 15, 2015
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    Let's talk about the high value of motherhood, the glorious vision of motherhood, the taxing reality of motherhood, and the ultimate restoration of motherhood (Adapted from: http://www.jubilee.org.za/documents/Booklet1_MotherhoodArticle_000.pdf)

    HoHum: Went shopping for Mother’s Day card- Most over the top sappy and syrupy sweet. Found one that made me LOL- Front (picture of a woman with two suitcases) Mom - I'm sure you've thought of it a few times... Inside: ...but thanks for not running away! Happy Mother's Day! Now that's ...read more

  • 28. My Wife Told Me To Stand Here

    Contributed on Jul 3, 2015
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    How can we raise our children in the training and instruction of the Lord without exasperating or embittering them? (Material adapted from Wayne Mack's book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Unit 7 Raising Children, pgs. 152- 161)

    HoHum: At the end of the age when all the saved were standing in line waiting to get into heaven, God appeared and said, "I want all the men to form two lines. One line will be for the men who were the true heads of their households. The other will be for the men who were dominated by their ...read more

  • 29. Think

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2015
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    Using Ephesians 4 let's improve our communication (Material adapted from Wayne A. Mack's book, Strengthening Your Marriage, Unit 4 Good Communication, pgs. 65- 67 and several sermons on Sermon Central)

    HoHum: While attending a marriage seminar on communication... Tom and his wife Peg listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other." He addressed the men, "Can you describe your wife's favorite flower?" Tom leaned ...read more

  • 30. What About Divorce?

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2015
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    Discussion of divorce from Jesus in Matthew 19 and then give some applications to various groups (Material adapted from Andreas J. Köstenberger's book, God, Marriage, and Family)

    HoHum: A young man was looking for a used car when he came upon an ad for a brand new Jaguar being sold for only $50. This must be a typo he thought, but when he called the phone number he was assured that $50 was correct. The next day he went by to see the car and to his amazement found the ...read more