Family Life

Sermon Notes:   1. Children Obey in Faith. a) Obeying your parents pleases the Lord. b) Following your parents lead shows faith and trust in God.   2. Fathers Lead in Love. a) If parents will lead in love, their children are more likely to obey in faith. b) Stay focused on the main objective, raising kids who love…

Who Will Rise Up?

Sermon Notes:   1. A Culture in Love with Itself. a) Recognize the characteristics of the                          , and be sure you don’t live this way. b)                       the influence, counsel, and direction of those who don’t love God.   2. What this Generation Needs. a) We need more living                      of faith and love. b)…

Love Experienced

Sermon Notes:   1. A Beautiful Community a) We need each other! b) Healthy community life makes God’s message look good.   2. The Critical Role of Women. a) The Bible asks us to make the home and family our top priority. b) The critical guidance younger women need must come from older women in…

Marriage and Fatherhood

Sermon Notes: Message by special guest speaker Mike Hartwig   1 Peter 3:7   7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

The Family That Cares

Sermon Notes:   1. God’s people are called to address societal issues. 2. The primary responsibility for care rests with the family. 3. The person being helped must also take some responsibility. 4. We must focus on solving the person not the problem.     Questions for further thought or discussion: Besides the elderly, what are some other modern day…

Rediscovering God’s Design for Marriage

Sermon Notes:   1. God’s Design for Marriage. God’s purposes for marriage include: shared stewardship, uniquely made, complete, oneness, and intimacy. 2. Rediscovering God’s Design. The secret is submission. Wives submit by letting go. Husbands submit by loving and sacrificing.     Ephesians 5:22-33   22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord.…

After God’s Own Heart

Sermon Notes:   1. A Faithful Heart. a) By drawing principles from God’s word, you can handle any situation in a faithful way. b) Steadfast love and faithfulness are key attributes of God.   2. A Heart that Trusts. a) If we trust Him with everything, He will guide us on a path of righteousness…

Wisdom for Skillful Living

Sermon Notes:   1. We live in a world of people simply wandering through life. 2. The definition of insanity:  Is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. 3. The quest for skillful living begins with seeking knowledge and seeking wisdom. 4. Knowledge begins with a                                and                                   with God.…