Sermons from May 2015

Married Life and Single Life

Married Life and Single Life – part 2 – God’s Marriage Picture

When we understand God’s Marriage Picture, it informs and answers many things for us. God’s Marriage Picture is Jesus Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:22-33). When a marriage is done God’s way, it preaches John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Married Life and Single Life

Married Life and Single Life – part 1 – Overview

In today’s church, Christians seem to know more about divorce than about what God teaches on marriage. Yet, to better understand divorce from God’s perspective, we need to know what God says about marriage. Then, in knowing what God says about married life, a person can then better steer their course in life for single living. For us as Christians, to study our relationship with God, is to study the eternal marriage between Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church. God’s eternal picture of marriage is: Jesus Christ and the Church inseparable for eternity. God’s earthly picture of marriage is: 1 husband and 1 wife inseparable for life. God’s eternal picture of marriage informs our earthly picture of marriage. This message is a brief overview of this teaching series on what the Bible has to say about married life and single life.

The Flesh vs The Spirit – part 3

In the last part of the mini series on “The Flesh vs The Spirit” we learned that the Holy Spirit wants to bring spiritual fruit in a believer’s life. He comes and makes His home with you and desires to fellowship with you. Paul lists 9 different characteristics that the Holy Spirit will bring about in a born again Christian’s life. We find that the first fruit on the list is “love” which is essential for all believers to understand before attempting to pray about having the other fruits come forth in their walk with the Lord. If we have no understanding of the love of God, how will we get to know the other 8 fruits listed in Galatians 5:22-23?