Sermons on Marriage & Family

The Greatest Danger Our Children Face

Proverbs 22:15a — If someone was to ask you, “What is the greatest danger our children face?” How would you answer? Is it peer pressure? Bullying? Social media? Internet pornography? Consumerism? The secular worldview? These all pose a significant threat to our children’s emotional and spiritual well-being, but the Bible gives a different answer. That’s…

Secure In His Father’s Love

Luke 23:46 — “And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.” Right at the end of His ordeal on the cross, Jesus was thinking about his Father. So great was His confidence in His Father…

Civil War

Judges 12:1-7 — “There fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand…”  42,000 dead Israelites. Why? What happened to cause this terrible loss of life? This is the final chapter in Jephthah’s story and it’s awful. A small grievance turned into violence and violence into civil war. As we work through this story,…

What Good Fathers Do

Ephesians 6:4 & Colossians 3:21 — This is sermon focuses on the positive commands that Paul gives to fathers in these verses. We think about what it means to “bring up” children in the “nurture” and “admonition” of the Lord. These are terms rich with meaning and they help us understand what makes for a…

What Bad Fathers Do

Ephesians 6:4 & Colossians 3:21 — In these two verses the Apostle Paul addresses fathers directly and he tells them not to “provoke” their children and not to “discourage” them. What was Paul talking about? In what ways can a father do this to his kids?  In this sermon we consider eight ways that fathers…