Posts Tagged ‘The Christian Family’

Godly Children

// November 11th, 2015 // 1 Comment » // Sermons

I want to lay out a scenario for you to think about. I’ve personally experienced this scenario, to some degree, a number of times. Think about an instrument that you would love to play. It may be a trumpet, a guitar, clarinet, violin, drums…whatever. Then imagine yourself with the desire to be the best guitar player in the world. You don’t just want to learn how to play the guitar, but you want to be the best. So, you search and find the best instructor you can find. You apply to get into their classes, you save up the money, and you finally begin classes. You have an amazing instructor and you’re excited to learn. (more…)

Godly Wives/Mothers

// November 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Sermons

[Read Proverbs 31:10-31 and 1 Peter 3:1-6]

I remember a church service, three or four years ago, where I heard this passage read–or one similar. When the pastor read the line, “Wives submit to your husbands,” the women to my right stood up, grabbed her children, and walked out of the church service. She didn’t want anything to do with it. I also remember a story Troy has told before along similar lines. He was in a church service where the pastor was reading this passage. Again, when the pastor read the line, “Wives submit to your husbands,” he heard from behind him, “I ain’t submitting to nobody!” (more…)

Godly Father/Husband

// October 28th, 2015 // No Comments » // Sermons

Over the years, I’ve had a number of teenagers ask me a questions, “What’s that on your finger?” They notice that I have a tattoo wedding ring. They also notice that something is written on it and it’s kinda fuzzy. I show them that is says 5:25. Typically, people will say, “Oh, is that your anniversary?” Nope, it’s Ephesians 5:25. It’s a verse that I need pounded into my head on a regular basis. It’s a verse that shapes the way I act and think on a daily basis. It’s a verse that gives me my role and identity as a father and husband. So, needless to say, this verse is important to me. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about and meditating on this verse.

Rachel and I were married young. I was 21 and she was eighteen, turning 19. We really didn’t have any clue what we were doing. The first couple years weren’t bad, but they were rough. I dove into marriage, assuming that I knew what it was all about. I was wrong. I had no clue. The first few years of marriage, I was very focused on myself. It was all about me and my needs–me and my wants (at times it still is). This didn’t work out. (more…)

Family Beginnings — Genesis 1 & 2

// October 7th, 2015 // No Comments » // Sermons

Tonight we are starting  a new series on the Family. Before I start my message, I want to give you an overview of the series and then I want to give some disclaimers on the series.

This is going to be a five week series on the family. Tonight we’re going to look at where the family started. Next week, Willy is going to talk to you about why families are messed up. We’ll take a week break for the Scavenger Hunt, then we’ll have three more weeks. We’ll look at the Godly father/husband, the Godly wife/mother, and finish with the Godly child. I’m giving you this all in advance so that you can prepare questions appropriately. We’re not going to cover everything in one night. So, if you have questions about fathers, mothers, or children, come prepared to discuss those questions in their particular week. That way we can spend our time each evening discussing the issue at hand. (more…)