A review of Isaac and Jacob's blessing upon their sons, and analysis of the great importance still today of sons and daughters seeking their father's blessing -- and of the father's duty to bestow that blessing upon their children.
"And they called Rebekah and said to her, 'Will you go with this man?' She said, 'I will go.' So they sent away Rebekah their sister and her nurse, and Abraham's servant and his men. And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, 'Our sister, may you become thousands of ten thousands, and may your offspring possess the gate of those who hate him!'" (Genesis 24:58–60)
The way any relationship should be developed is given us in these verses from Psalm 37. First, we must trust; we must establish the trustworthiness of the other person. Next, we find delight in them; we become emotionally attached to them. Then there is commitment. This the way everyone comes to know the Lord and it is the way every human relationship should develop, especially courtship and marriage.
Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that like a woman who draws attention to herself and promises secret enjoyment, desires that attract us with a promise of secret sweetness are deadly.
We continue to our series on the family and consider some ways to prepare for marriage, including how to redeem the time of singleness, whether it is for a time or for a lifetime. In addition, we see some of the parameters that might make for a godly match between candidates for marriage, and how consent works, along with practical planning. Will be preached from 1 Cor. 7.
What's a young woman to do? 1 Timothy 5:11–16 looks forward to the second reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these six verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that young widows and young women should seek a life of God-designed labor to protect them from Satan and mature them.
Why is marrying poorly such a big deal? 2Kings 8:16–29 looks forward to the first serial reading in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these fourteen verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that marrying into an evil family is just asking to end up living an evil life and dying the death of the wicked.
Genesis 24 is the longest chapter in the Book of Genesis. In this message, we will focus on the theme of marriage in a biblical love story that has captivated the hearts and imaginations of millions down through the centuries. These principles are more important than ever as we face a society where marriage, home and the family have largely been shipwrecked on the rocks of lust, immorality, perversion, adultery and divorce.
Singleness is often treated as an anathema in the church. "When are you going to get married?" or "Why don't you want to get married?" type questions are common.
How can you use your singleness wisely? If you're interested in marriage, how can you prepare yourself in a way that honors God? How can others in the church support and care for singles?
The Marriage of the Musical — and the Maintenance of the Marriage
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