As the World, the Flesh, & the Devil continue to bombard their attack against the family, the Church needs to up its support for families and for marriage. Show who's side you're on... Host a Vow-Renewal Ceremony and provide a reception for guests afterward, taking time to share about the real meaning of 'covenant.' Preach … Continue reading Are You Pro-Marriage?
It was a quick trip to the park on a Saturday evening. Nothing major, just a few minutes with the family to get out the hyper-activity. I didn’t notice it right away, but once it sank in, there was not stopping the waves of sadness, frustration, and anger. It might not be a big deal … Continue reading Fathers Make a Difference
It is what makes these stories great. It is the heartbeat of God. It is worth dying for. It is worth living for. It is the message we preach. It is the means of the power of God to salvation. It is the message of Christ – the living, dying, resurrected Christ. It is good news that sin has been forgiven through the blood of Jesus. It is the message of the Bible. It is the most important thing: it is The Gospel. And if there could only be one thing, it must be the gospel. In our churches, the gospel must have priority. In our homes, the gospel must have presidency. In our lives, the gospel must be preached. If not, then we’ve missed it – big time!
In Psalm 127 verse 1, the Bible says, “Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it…” Often, we do not stop to find out what God has in mind for our lives and our families. Life becomes work, work, work, and run, run, run; and there’s very little meaning to … Continue reading God’s Purpose for Your Family
Have your ever “compared apples to apples” when making a critical decision for your family-perhaps buying a car, accepting a job off er, or purchasing a home? Well, “comparing apples to apples” isn’t quite as simple when you are choosing a church home. Maybe it never occurred to you that apples actually reflect quite a … Continue reading Consider the Apple