The following is an unedited sermon manuscript; for an explanation of my sermon manuscripts, click here. No sermon audio available *Originally preached August 22nd, 2021* Throughout the Bible God depicts His relationship with His people in many different ways: like a Father and a son; like a King and His subjects; like a friend. One way … Continue reading Husband and Wife in Christ (Eph 5:22-33)
In these articles I have been arguing that husband's authority in the home is limited by the kind of authority he possesses (counsel, not command) and by the purpose of the authority (to love his wife like Christ does the Church.) But how is a wife to discern when her husband is using his authority … Continue reading Headship, Submission, and Abuse (Pt. 3)
What is authority for? Our culture has become hyper-aware to how the locomotive of authority can run off the tracks, creating the train-wreck of abuse. From police officers using unnecessary force, to CEO's exploiting employees, to spiritual leaders taking advantage of members, we hear story after story of individuals in positions of authority who abuse … Continue reading Headship, Submission, and Abuse (Pt. 2)
You can listen to the audio of this sermon from 6/12/16 titled "Marriage" here. As we jump into the sermon today, let me begin with a few introductory words. First off, this passage we are looking at it probably deserves to have a couple months of sermons dedicated to it, and I don’t have that. … Continue reading God’s Family: Marriage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtS1InmRo-s Note: This talk was given to High School guys. Transcript “All things were created through Him and for Him.” – Col. 1:16 We host Let’s Talk every quarter because of that verse. If your view of the Bible is that it is only a helpful guide when dealing with “spiritual” things, like church, … Continue reading Let’s Talk: Sex
We all are familiar with the phrase "Do as I say, not as I do." And if you have lived for more than two minutes in this world, you know how stupid that is. Do as I say not as I do never works - especially when it comes to parenting. There is an older saying that rings … Continue reading 12 Questions: What Is Your Life Teaching Your Children?
In my undergraduate study of the book of Genesis, as a final project I had to study six thematic principles in Gen. 3:1-7. This is the third study: “And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast…” … Continue reading The Aim of the Serpent
This is a continuation of the Dating Q&A session from our Valentine’s Day special Sola on Love, Romance and Dating. These are questions that were anonymously texted in by students. To see a full list of questions I have answered so far, click here. "Should I always date with the thought 'could I marry this … Continue reading Dating Q&A: Do I have to know I want to marry someone before I date them?
This is a continuation of the Dating Q&A session from our Valentine's Day special Sola on Love, Romance and Dating. These are questions that were anonymously texted in by students. To see a full list of questions I have answered so far, click here. "Isn't it less romantic to not need someone? Doesn't that make … Continue reading Dating Q&A: How is it Romantic to Not Need Someone?
Last night at Sola, (our student ministry) in honor of Valentine’s Day this weekend, we decided to take a look at God’s design and purpose for romance. After the sermon, we let students anonymously text in questions they had about love, dating, marriage and romance. However, in our short 15 minutes we had, we were unable … Continue reading Dating Q&A: Compiled List