Contributed on May 15, 2006
It has grown increasingly more difficult to keep the world from influencing our families. What can we do to counter that influence?
OPEN: A man was once hired to go and take a census in the hills of east Tennessee. He came to one ram-shackle home, knocked on the door and was greeted by a young girl. Brandishing his clipboard, the interviewer asked the girl, "Is your mom home?" She said, "Nah, she ran off with a moon ...read more
Contributed on May 22, 2006
My original premise for this sermon was "strong Christian marriages are built upon the commitment the Christian has to their marriage" - but I don’t believe that anymore... find out why.
OPEN: In our series of building a G-rated home in an R-rated world, one of the things we need to realize is that much of what we’ve come to believe about marriage has come from those who teach an “R-rated” view of how married people ought to think. God’s view of marriage is far different than this ...read more
Contributed on May 28, 2006
It’s sometimes dangerous to forget things... and Deuteronomy 6 is telling us how important it is to teach our families to remember that God should be 1st in our lives. How do we do that?
OPEN: I once read the true story of woman who had been just learning to golf. She had been at it for about a month or so when her father-in-law invited her to go golfing with him. After teeing off on one of the holes, her father-in-law was intent on finding the ball he had sliced into the ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2006
The Passover was the first and most important feast day of the Jewish people... but it was only the first feast day of "The Feast of Unleavened Bread". There was a reason for that. Do you know what it was?
THE SCENE: Israel had been in slavery in Egypt for years. In answer to the prayers of the Israelite people, God sent Moses to Pharaoh with this command: “Let my people go!” But of course Pharaoh wouldn’t listen and so God brought 10 terrible plagues upon Egypt and Pharaoh to convince them that ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2006
Eli failed his son in 3 very distinct ways. What can we learn from his "bad" example?
OPEN: Have you ever had something go “bad” in your refrigerator? How can you tell when food is spoiled? Well, one of the first hints might be – when you open the door - it smells like something has died inside. But someone has come up with a list of ways in which we can determine whether our ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2006
Why didn’t the father go after his Prodigal Son? Why did he just sit and wait when he could have done so much more to bring his son home?
OPENING STATEMENT: Over the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at how we can create a G-rated (a G-od centered) home in the midst of an R-rated world. This week, we’re going to look at a crucial element of that effort – fathers. ILLUS: Dr. James Dobson told the story of when he was about 3 ...read more