Sermon Series
  • 1. Alone In Paradise

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    God did not intend to make man in His image with the nature of love and desire for companionship, and then not meet that need.

    Back in the days when women were fighting for the right to vote there were a number of women speakers who could expound eloquently on the virtues and values of women. The story is told the one such speaker who brought her message to a conclusion by saying, "Where would man be today without more

  • 2. The Celebration Of Love

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Romantic love is to be celebrated because the whole redemption plan of God's love revolves around the romance of human love.

    Sir Wilfred Grenfell, the famous medical missionary to Labrador, was a fast worker when it came to falling in love. He was on board a ship returning to England when he spotted a charming lady on deck. He was 43 years old, and so it was not as though he had never spotted a charming lady before. more

  • 3. Interracial Marriage

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Only the believer can see race from within the kingdom of God, and through the mind of Christ. We cannot expect that non-Christians will share this view. It is an exclusive Christian view.

    A boy in Harvard College, many years back, got his father in Maine to come to Cambridge and see the football game between Yale and Harvard. As they sat down, the boy slapped his father on the back and said, "Dad, for three dollars you are going to see more fight than you ever more

  • 4. Ruth's Romance

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Romance and the plan of God are not just linked in the book of Ruth. It is a part of all of history. Romance and redemption are inseparable.

    Nowhere does history repeat itself more often than in the realm of romance. James Madison was the forth president of the United States, and he was the chief framer of the Constitution. He was the greatest scholar among the Founding Fathers. But when it came to romance he was no big gun. In fact, more

  • 5. The Clever Couple

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    There are few, if any, who become key links in the plan of God who are not in some way clever, and this goes for both Ruth and Boaz.

    A young couple who had just gotten married, and who had received many valuable wedding gifts, established their home in the suburb. One morning they received in the mail two tickets for a popular show in the city. A note said, "Guess who?" The couple were amused as they tried to more

  • 6. The Power Of Beauty

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Not all of us have the gift of beauty that attracts kings, generals, and wide popularity, but all Christians have gifts that are beautiful.

    In its 4,000 years of history only one woman became Emperor of China with absolute power. She was Wu tes-t'ien. She got to the throne of China for the same reason Esther got to the throne of Persia. She was a startling beauty. As a young girl she was renowned for her beauty, and the Emperor more

  • 7. Praise And Romance

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    God has exalted romance to the highest level in His Word. The essence of worship is praise, and the essence of romance is praise.

    We are conditioned by life in our culture to be more conscious of the negative than the positive. The news is largely a focus on the negative, and we are made by the media to see life as tragic and full of accidents, murder, and endless blunders of one sort or another. You have to go against the more

  • 8. The Praises Of Love

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    When lovers cease to compliment one another, they are losing their admiration, and taking each other for granted. Healthy love never stops singing the praises of the lover.

    A neurologist was flattered when a patient in a mental hospital said to him, "We like you better than any other doctor we have ever had." "But why?" asked the doctor, with a smile, showing his delight. "Because," replied the inmate, "You are more like one of more

  • 9. The Fragrance Of Love

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    How is a Christian suppose to smell? According to Paul, he is to smell sweet and pleasant, like the perfume of God in Christ.

    Napoleon and Josephine adored violets. She often wore the extremely expensive violet scented perfume as her trade mark. Only the wealthiest people could afford it. When she died in 1814, Napoleon planted violets at her grave, and just before his exile to St. Helena he made a pilgrimage to it. more

  • 10. Romantic And Religious Fragrance

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    The sense we want to focus on in greater detail is one that we seldom think of, but it is a primary factor in both romantic and religious love, and that is the sense of smell.

    In the tale of the Beauty and the Beast the horrible looking creature with 7 horns in his forehead begs the beautiful young maiden he has carried away to kiss him. She, of course, refuses to kiss such ugliness, and the beast goes away. She saw it no more until one day she found it lying more

  • 11. Romantic And Religious Love

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    The Christian can love on the physical level and the spiritual level. In Scripture the two become one, and are linked as closely as the body and spirit.

    Love makes the world go round, says the one time popular song, and there are very few who will deny it. History reveals that one of life's greatest tragedies is to die unloved. During the Civil War, Charles Sumner was assaulted in the Senate chamber, and was seriously ill for months. more

  • 12. Romantic And Religious Kisses

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Kissing is a powerful reality in both romance and religion. The greatest kiss of all is God's kiss of peace, which He gives to all who receive His Son as Savior.

    The story is told, and it could very well be true, of a Danish couple who decided to break off their engagement. "It is best I suppose that we give back each others letters," he said. She agreed, and replied, "We should at the same time return each others kisses." By the time more

  • 13. Love And Lust

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Solomon sought to persuade the beautiful Shulamite girl to yield to lust, but she remains steadfast in her loyalty to love. This is a story of a great temptation, and a powerful testing of love.

    A French pilot, by the name of Guillaumet flew over the Andes on a regular basis. One time he disappeared for a week, and hope that he would be found was given up. He was eventually rescued, however, and his first intelligible sentence was, "I swear that I went though what no animal would have more

  • 14. Romantic And Religious Roses

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    It is no wonder that our Lord is identified with flowers. He is called the Rose of Sharon, and the Lily of the Valley.

    Ernest Hemmingway wrote about the experience of Mungo Park, who, on one of his travel adventures, got lost in the vast wilderness of an African desert. He was all alone, and so dead tired he could not go on. His legs were numbed, and he gave up, and laid down to die. He opened his eyes, and right more

  • 15. The Gift Of Marriage

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    Paul is trying to help Christians to be moral people in a very immoral world, and to do that he has to focus on the sex drive.

    The most famous twins in history were Chang and Eng, born in Siam in 1811. They toured Europe and America repeatedly. They became so well known that all twins whose bodies are physically connected have ever since been called Siamese twins. By their early thirty's they had traveled the world, more

  • 16. The Single Saint

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    The major theme of social questions has always been, and will always be, how do I relate to the opposite sex. You cannot escape these issues, for they are like the air we breathe, and are everywhere present.

    John Woolman, the Quaker, demonstrated the power of the question to change lives. In the 18th century many of the wealthy Quakers were slave holders. He was convinced this was inconsistent with Christian compassion, and he vowed he would rid the Quakers of this terrible blight. His strategy was more

  • 17. How To Love Your Wife

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021
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    Most people who end in the divorce court because of a mole hill which was not removed, and it grew into a mountain.

    A minister was visiting a state asylum, and was being shown around by the superintendent. On the first floor a man sat in a rocking chair moaning, "O Mary, why did you do it?" The superintendent said, "This is a very sad case of a man jilted in love." Continuing on the tour more

  • 18. Making Marriage Marvelous

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    What a wife is and does determines more in a marriage than any other factor. She is the star at the wedding, and must go on being the star, for when she falls the sky is dark indeed.

    Some little girls were having a great time playing wedding. They had a couple of bridesmaids, a bride and a maid of honor. The mother of one of the girls observed that the groom was conspicuous by his absence, and she asked, "What about the groom?" One child quickly replied, more

  • 19. How To Be A Successful Husband

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2021

    We commit ourselves in marriage for better or for worse because both our equally possible. Conflict is just as real a potential as cooperation.

    The question was asked of a class of Catholic girls-"What is matrimony?" One girl confidently stood and said, "Matrimony is a state of terrible torment which those who enter are compelled to undergo for a time to fit them for heaven." "No, no," said the priest, more