"The Truth About Marriage" – Eph. 5:21-33
I. The truth about marriage (Gen. 2:18-24)
A. Marriage is ordained by God
B. God made Adam blameless, but not complete (1 Cor. 7:7, 32-35)
C. God gave Adam a wife, not other proposed remedies (Gen. 2:24)
D. God gave Adam a helpmate
E. God made Adam first and made Eve for him (1 Cor. 11:7-9; 1
F. God ordained marriage, then sex, not the other way around (Mal. 2:14; 1 Cor. 6:15-16)
II. The purpose of marriage (Eph. 5:21ff)
(Mt. 22:2; Rev. 19:7-9; Is. 62:5; Rev. 21:2; Ezek. 16:8-14; Song of Songs 1:7-16)
On today's Warriors of Grace show, Dave considers five keys and six observations to dealing with difficult people.
What You'll Hear On This Episode
• Five keys and six observations to dealing with difficult people.
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Sunday AM Service Mid Valley Baptist Church, Corvallis, Oregon
Pastor Crawford Delivers a Message Entitled "Be Living by Believing" John 20:30,31
Part 1 in a Series on the seven miracles recorded by John the Apostle.
God's covenant with old Israel and their exodus from Egypt through the sea to the land promised to Abraham provides types (in KJV as "examples" and "ensamples") for the church, new Israel, to be applied to God's people, his covenant community. All were under the old covenant and all in the community are under the new covenant: both individuals and households. Beginning with faith and continuing with works, all are to believe and do what God has commanded. Yet, within the covenant community, there are those who do not believe and do not do what God commands and they receive the wrath and vengeance of God as a result of their unfaithfulness and rebellion. As it was in old Israel, so it is in the Israel of God, the church. The church, its households, and its individuals within its community, are those who are the blessed witnesses of the transition from the type of the old Jewish and pagan ages to the reality of the new Christian age, and therefore are accountable to God to obey him in both type and command.
What should a minister speak? Titus 2:1–2 looks forward to the second serial reading of in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these two verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that ministers should speak not just sound doctrine, but application appropriate to the people, beginning with the elderly men.
New Heart, New Spirit_32Ezekiel 36:1-38 Ever since the LORD promised the land of Canaan to Abraham and his descendants, invaders have trampled upon the land.All the people who have abused the land of Israel down through history have overlooked one crucial fact: the Holy Land belongs to God Himself.He has designated the land to be the seat of His government when the Messiah returns to set up God's kingdom on earth.Since the land belongs to the LORD, anything that defiles it also profanes His name.Another fact often overlooked by the abusers of God's land is this: the LORD loves the people He chose to live in His holy land. The Jews are His chosen people, and His honor is wrapped up with them, both when they sin and when they suffer.In Ezekiel's day, God's holy land and His people were both suffering. God had promised the land to them in the covenant with Abraham.Therefore, He gave Ezekiel a very special message for His people, a message that promised a bright future for both the land and the people. A day was coming when God was going to renew the land and restore His transformed people to it.
God is a God of Order and the local church is God's household so He wants the church to follow His order. Paul tells Timothy what God expects of men and women in the context of worship in the local church.
In this message we cover our statement: We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired,
it is the perfect treasure of heavenly instruction
it has God for its Author. Salvation is its end!
The Sacrifices of First Responders. Romans 12:1-2,9-18 There are certain days that for whatever reason are burned into our hearts and minds and always will be no matter how much time passes by.
Where were you when you heard the news of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001? We're not likely to forget the circumstances surrounding that day in our lives. As we pause both as a nation and more specifically as a community of believers, I want to share with you three things that we need to keep in mind when we reflect on this tragic event.I. Sacrifice Has Its Profession. vv.1-2 II. Sacrifice Has Its Requirements. vv. 9-13 III. Sacrifice Has Its Purpose. Vv. 14-18 Jesus is our first responder when he met all our needs on the cross of Calvary.Paul tells us that we need to strengthen our commitment to unity.1. We need to make sure we're all moving in the same direction.2. We need to be willing to look out for one another.3. We need to take every opportunity to develop lasting relationships.Because we're devoted to one another. We're moving in the same direction. We share one another's burdens. We're committed to building heart-deep relationships that last a lifetime.We don't just love each other because we have to love each other. We like each other because we want to like each other.Life is better when we're connected, so let's devote ourselves to one another.You and I as believers are the sacrifices of the first responders!!!!
If there is one thing the modern church needs today it is sound doctrine. Join us as we look into the command that Paul gave Titus 2000 years ago concerning this important topic. God's word is quick and powerful, and it is able to penetrate into people's hearts and minds.
PRAY WITH PASSION Daniel 2:13-23,27-28a King Nebuchadnezzar had a distressing dream and was looking for an interpretation. He put all the wise men to a test. Not only did he want them to interpret the dream, but he also wanted them to tell him what the dream originally was.The sun rises and falls. The seasons change. All these things happen in cycles that God set up and maintains because He is faithful. His faithfulness reminds us that what God promises, He will make good. We all have room to grow in our vision of God. But if we grasp our own needs and seek to grasp the immensity of God, we'll find a prayer life that's more passionate day by day. Daniel saved the lives of every advisor and Astrologer.The Evil One is willing to sacrifice all his false prophets in the city of Babylon if he can destroy four of God's faithful servants. Satan's servants are expendable, but the Lord cares for His people.
Our prayers can make a difference.