Elementary Teaching

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.…

The Final Lesson

Sermon Notes:   1. Give Everything. a) Everyone in the body has something important to contribute. b) What’s your gift? 2. Love Well. a) When we love well, the family comes first. b) Real love is passionate, not indifferent.     Questions for further thought or discussion. Based on Romans 12:3-8  , what is every member’s…

Cheerful Giving

Sermon Notes:   Characteristics of a Cheerful Giver Cheerful givers are generous. Cheerful givers plan to give. Cheerful givers trust in God’s provision. Cheerful givers remember the poor. Cheerful givers remember Jesus. Cheerful givers reap a bountiful harvest. Questions for further thought or discussion. According to Paul, what agricultural principal should govern our giving?  What practical implications does this have? What keeps…

Passing On Your Faith

Sermon Notes:   1. A Broken World. a) We live in a culture that is self-centered and broken. b) The breakdown of the family perpetuates the problem.   2. Hope for the Future. a) We need families and communities that understand God’s plan and live according to His love. b) Families and churches must intentionally…

Faith That Works

Sermon Notes:   1. Love is the great motivator. a) Love is supposed to be the primary fruit of Christian life. b) God has always urged His people toward a lifestyle of love.   2. Live quietly and work hard. a) A quiet life demonstrates humility. b) Faithful work demonstrates genuine love and impacts the…

Assembly Required

Sermon Notes:   1. Be the Church. a) Church is not an event to attend, but a family to belong to. b) The church is a community on mission together.   2. Gather with Purpose. a) We gather so that our faith remains strong. b) We gather so that our faith is lived out. c)…

Fix Your Eyes

Sermon Notes:   1. The mature believer will always have their mind on Jesus. 2. The are competing world philosophies. 3. It’s not just about attitudes, but about actions. 4. We can’t properly focus on Christ without the right knowledge and the in-dwelling Word of God.     Questions for further thought or discussion. Why…