Contributed on May 18, 2015
In this sermon, we explore some myths that can lead our marriage to failure.
Introduction: A. There’s an old joke that goes like this: “Do you know what are the most difficult years of marriage?” 1. Answer: “The ones following the wedding!” 2. Once when I was looking through my card file for material on marriage, I had to laugh when I ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2015
Using God's instructions to the Church at Ephesus in Revelation 2, we learn how to stop forsaking our first love in our marriages.
Introduction: A. I want to begin today’s sermon with a video clip that contrasts the difference between newlyweds and not so newlyweds (Show video about newlyweds from Chip Ingram’s series “Marriage Built to Last”). B. I want to follow up that video clip with two ...read more
Contributed on May 18, 2015
In this sermon, we explore the fact that God created marriage, therefore, marriage belongs to God. God's higher purpose for marriage is to proclaim the gospel. Much from this sermon comes from chapter 6 in David Platt’s book, Counter Culture.
Introduction: A. Our sermon for today continues our series called Marriage Matters. 1. Last week, we discussed the fact that marriage ain’t easy. 2. We talked about some myths about marriage that can set us up for marriage failure. 3. Today, we want to explore the fact that marriage ...read more
Contributed on May 25, 2015
God wills that we are grace-filled people and God will help us to offer grace and forgiveness in marriage.
Introduction: A. Once upon a time there was a husband who sinned against his wife, but he apologized and she forgave him. 1. However, from time to time, the wife reminded the husband of his past indiscretion. 2. Finally, one day the husband asked his wife, “Honey, why do you keep bringing ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2015
In this sermon, we focus primarily on God's commands in Ephesians 5. I have leaned heavily on material from David Platt's book Counter Culture, chapter 6, and also three sermons from John Piper on marital roles.
Introduction: A. One day a little girl and a little boy were playing in the yard. 1. The girl asked the boy, “Hey Billy, do you want to play house?” 2. Little Billy said, “Sure! What role do you want me to play? Do you want me to be the husband, the son, or the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 7, 2015
James 1:19 gives us the perfect guidelines for good communication in marriage.
Introduction: A. Today, I want us to talk about communication. 1. Communication is always a challenge in every relationship, but in marriage it is the thing that either makes it or breaks it. 2. There are so many things that can get in the way of good communication. a. We can use a word ...read more