Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

Timeline of Truth: Spiritual Failure: God Sends Trouble on God-Forsakers (Judges 2:6 – 3:6)

Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

Timeline of Truth:  Spiritual Failure: God Sends Trouble on God-Forsakers  (Judges 2:6 – 3:6)
Chapter 2 of Judges looks deeper into the actions (or inactions) of Israel’s military failures of Chapter 1. We see the full-blown impact of disobedience and the eternity-impacting downward spiral that sin brings. Because Israel forsakes God and His covenant and plunges themselves deep into worshipping the gods of the nations they are around, God brings oppressors that make the lives of the nation of Israel miserable. Do they come back to God? No. They run further into sin and away from God. Does God wholly abandon them? No. In the midst of their discipline and punishment, God continues to show grace by raising up judges – limited and often very broken leaders – to free them from their oppressors for a time, and to keep Israel on course for His future promises.

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Jesus Addresses the Damage of Divorce (Luke 16:18)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Jesus Addresses the Damage of Divorce (Luke 16:18)

Jesus is in the middle of teaching on money, and then brings up – divorce? His point is that if one is not faithful in the realm of money, one will certainly not be faithful in the realm of moralityIn this study, we take a brief and precise look at what Jesus said in Luke 16:18 about divorce. We first review what the Bible teaches on marriage, as one cannot understand what the Bible says about divorce without first understanding marriage. We then look at the impact of divorce on marriage, and then we examine the two situations where the Bible appears to allow for divorce. To understand God’s hatred of divorce, understand God’s design for marriage.

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MONEY MATTERS: Jesus Confronts the Money-Loving Pharisees (Luke 16:14-18)

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

MONEY MATTERS: Jesus Confronts the Money-Loving Pharisees (Luke 16:14-18)

Jesus confronts the money-loving religious leaders that have been hearing Him speak and sneering at His teaching. Jesus points out their ungodly habit of trying to justify their ungodly money-loving attitudes and actions. He lets them know that what man considers important actually repulses God. Money often replaces God in people’s lives. Jesus also illustrates that when one refuses to follow God in one area, that person is likely to refuse to follow God in all areas, including morality and marriage. Are you like the money-loving Pharisees that put money first?

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Bible Quiz #2: 15 Questions from Genesis 2-3

Friday, January 19th, 2018

In this series, we take an informal look at the first chapters of the book of Genesis. What do you know about God’s design for marriage, manhood, and womanhood? What do you think you know? Find out!

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Bible Quiz #1: 16 Questions from Genesis 1-2

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

In this session, we take an informal look at the first chapters of the book of Genesis. What do you know? What do you think you know? Find out!

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Timeline of Truth #7: Do Not Commit Adultery (Ex 20:14)

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The command not to commit adultery underscores all sexuality and sexual relationships. Since sexual intimacy is God’s gift limited to marriage, this is key to understanding our sexual behavior to anyone.

God Explains Marriage – Summary (Ephesians 5:22-33)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

This study overviews all the Marriage Matters studies in Ephesians 5, and concludes with God’s summary in Verse 33.

Marriage, and the Mystery of Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:29-32)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Marriage does not exist for just the benefit of the husband and wife. Marriage exists, in part, to picture and illustrate Jesus Christ’s love for the Church, and the Church’s submitting to the loving leadership of Jesus Christ.

Love Your Wife Like Your Own Body (Ephesians 5:28-29)

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

After some deep discussion, God breaks it down very simple for the husbands. Love and care for your wife like you do your own body. She is part of you.

28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

The GOAL of the Husband’s Love for His Wife (Ephesians 5:27)

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.