Sermon Series
  • 1. We All Suffer When Families Are Messed Up

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2006
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    As we look at marriage, we need to understand what is going on in the U.S. by contrasting God’s plan to man’s variations upon it.

    We All Suffer When Families Are Messed Up 1. When gospel singer Larnelle Harris and his wife Mitzy had their first big argument, they began to pray that God would teach them how to "fight fair." Larnelle wrote, "Why did we pray like that? Because for us divorce is not an option. We know that as ...read more

  • 2. Men And Women Think Differently

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2006
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    If you are going to minister to people of both genders, you have to respect both genders and try to understand how both genders operate. This is true in marriage, church, evangelism, business, and community.

    Men and Women Think Differently (Genesis 3:1-7) 1. The differences between men and women are legion. 2. For example, "In a Harvard study of several hundred preschoolers, researchers discovered an interesting phenomenon. As they taped the children’s playground conversation, they realized ...read more

  • 3. Communicate, Will You?

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2006
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    We should do our best developing the skills that affect everyday life, like communication.

    Communicate, Will You? (topical) 1. A man with a wife and daughter picked up the phone and dialed his home. There was a phone in the kitchen and an extension upstairs. Two female voices answered simultaneously, “I’ve got it,” followed by two clicks as both hung up. Bits and Pieces, Dec, 1991, ...read more

  • 4. The Proactive Communicator

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2006
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    Good communication is often proactive communication.

    The Proactive Communicator 1. There are three kinds of people in the world’ -those who make things happen -those who watch things happen -those who say, "What happened?" 2. According to Webster, to be proactive is "…acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or ...read more

  • 5. Fight Fair

    Contributed on Mar 2, 2006
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    Whether married or single, relating well to people includes conflict, so you may as well learn to fight well and to fight fair.

    Fight Fair 1. • My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met. —Rodney Dangerfield 2. Soon after our last child left home for college, my husband was resting next to me on the couch with his head in my lap. I carefully removed his glasses. “You know, honey,” I said sweetly, “without ...read more

  • 6. Spending And You

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2006
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    Money cannot buy happiness, but misusing it can buy gloom.

    Spending and You: Theory (topical) 1. When a woman in my office became engaged, a colleague offered her some advice. "The first ten years are the hardest." "How long have you been married?" I asked. "Ten years," she replied. 2. Well, it is true that the first ten years typically are ...read more

  • 7. Living Within Our Means Without Being Mean

    Contributed on Mar 27, 2006
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    Handling money can be a spiritual and moral issue, since its use or misuse affects others.

    Living Within Our Means Without Being Mean (Romans 13:8) Last week, we talked about why many of us struggle with overspending. Whereas frugality is good, we are also commanded to be generous. Lars asked Ole, "Do ya know da difference between a Norvegian and a canoe?" "No, I don’t," said ...read more