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  • Cohabitation

    Contributed by David Parks on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,983 views

    If you are a teen listen closely, because the odds are very high that someone will ask you to move in with them. Decide now, how you will respond.

    COHABITATION TEXT: Gal. 5:16-26 INTRODCUTION 1. While conducting a pastor’s seminar on how to cut the divorce rate in the Tampa Bay area, Religious writer Mike McManus asked, "How many couples who come to you to be married, are living together?" In a chorus, they replied: "70 to 75 percent!" ...read more

  • The Problem With Playing House

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Jul 21, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,461 views

    This is a sermon that confronts the increasingly difficult moral problem of cohabitating heterosexual adults in America.

    “The Problem with Playing House” Provers 16:25 - ©Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2005) Introduction: This past Monday I was confronted by a full page of articles from USA Today which the Lord used to prompt my spirit and address a growing problem we are facing in America. The title of the articles: ...read more

  • God's Design For Human Sexuality

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,019 views

    In light of present day moral decline and inappropriate sexual behavior of homosexuality, premarital and extramarital sex, and cohabitation, what is God’s design for human sexuality?

    GOD’S DESIGN FOR HUMAN SEXUALITY MATTHEW 19:4-6 INTRODUCTION: Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr., President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn a Texas sodomy law will eventually be seen as one of the most ...read more

  • Doesn't It Make Sense To Live Together Before Getting Married?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    An examination of some of the major problems that arise when couples ignore God’s guidance and choose to live together before marriage.

    Two Preliminaries: 1. Sex was God’s idea - it is a wonderful gift from Him. 2. God gave us guidance on how to best enjoy this gift. - Genesis 2:24. What Are The Problems With Living Together? 1. Living together doesn’t “divorce-proof” your marriage. - “. . . a recent ...read more

  • We All Suffer When Families Are Messed Up Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 31, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,433 views

    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

  • Pure Love In An Impure World

    Contributed by Wayde Wilson on Feb 13, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,228 views

    Very few people in our society today understand what love is.

    Psalm 51:10 - "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." Valentine’s week is a good time to talk about what love is and what it isn’t. We have in America, what I call a serious "anti-love epidemic." We’re sick for the lack of real love! VERY FEW PEOPLE IN OUR SOCIETY ...read more

  • Why Did Jesus Come?

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,225 views

    At Christmas we celebrate the birth of Christ, but why did he come?

    WHY DID JESUS COME? Romans 5:12-17; 6:6-22 It is the Christmas season again, and again we tend to forget what it is all about. We get so caught up in the decorations, buying and receiving gifts, and parties that the real reason for the holiday is forgotten. Many people at least in America can ...read more

  • In Defense Of Marriage

    Contributed by Carlton Coon on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 3,380 views

    An effort to promote the concept of commitment to marriage.

    In Defense of Marriage Matt 19:1 (KJS) And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, ...read more

  • The Sanctity Of Marriage

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 17, 2004
    based on 72 ratings
     | 7,801 views

    How does the Bible define marriage? Why did God institute marriage in the first place? It must be clear from the outset that our final authoritative standard for our lives is the Word of God. God’s standards do not change.

    THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE MATTHEW 19:4-6 INTRODUCTION: This coming week Congress is slated to vote on a Federal Amendment defining marriage. There are those who want to establish a traditional definition of marriage. Others oppose any traditional definition and are seeking to redefine marriage. ...read more

  • Avoiding The Mistake Of Sexual Immorality Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 8, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,021 views

    Samson made many mistakes with regard to sexual immorality. Let’s learn from his mistakes, not our own.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of a church secretary who would typically answer the phone saying, “Jesus loves you. Karen speaking. How may I help you?” 1. One day she was distracted when the phone rang, and she answered, “Karen loves you. Jesus speaking. How may I help you?” 2. There ...read more

  • Sexual Purity Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Feb 11, 2004
    based on 94 ratings
     | 9,161 views

    God’s plan for our lives commands sexual relations be enjoyed in the context of marriage only. This plan is for our best. This plan is difficult, but possible.

    Clarity or Confusion? 3. Sexual Purity Feb. 8, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEA: God’s plan for our lives commands sexual relations be enjoyed in the context of marriage only. This plan is for our best. This plan is difficult, but possible. Intro: Contrast the rules of Roy Rogers’ riders ...read more

  • Fighting The Pergamos Attitude Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,453 views

    Third sermon in a seven sermon series on the seven churches in Revelation.

    Fighting the Pergamos Attitude Revelation 2:12-17 I. The Recognition of the Positive (v. 12-13) A. He recognizes their extreme circumstances 1. The culture was anti-God 2. The city was Satan’s headquarters B. He recognizes their acknowledgment of Christ 1. They proclaimed the deity of ...read more

  • Sharing Places

    Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on May 16, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 663 views

    A look at how the world would see us if Christ’s heart were to complete reside in our body for one day with nothing else changed. How would we be perceived.

    Sharing Places Scripture Ref: Philippians 2:1-5 Ephesians 4:20-24 Other Ref.: The Bible Knowledge Commentary 1. Introduction a. In 1983 a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Akroyd and entitled Trading Places was released. b. In the movie, two millionaire commodity brokers wager a bet ...read more

  • The Snowball Effects Of Sin Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,071 views

    Sins are not single isolated wrong, but are clustered into families.

    The Snowball Effects of Sin (Matt. 5:27-37) Here is my bulletin insert first: Divorce and Remarriage The subjects of divorce and remarriage are complicated and have always been matters of controversy among Bible-oriented Christians. When addressing this matter, I recognize that many ...read more

  • Why Keep Vows?

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 8,988 views

    The Value of Making Vows

    The Value of Making Vows "I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people" (Ps. 116:14). Hippocratic Oath One of the oldest binding documents in history, the Oath written by Hippocrates is still held sacred by physicians: to treat the ill to the best of one’s ability, ...read more