Husbands, Love Your Wives
From the sermon series ?Family Business?
As we?ve been looking into this passage of Scripture on the biblical teaching of marriage and family, we?ve been using the analogy of a pair of scissors. We?ve seen that Paul is very fair and balanced in the way that he addresses the people involved in these relationships. For instance, he talks first to the wives, then to the husbands; he talks to the children, and then he talks to the parents.
Citizens of Another Kingdom
When I was in high school a new music teacher came to town. He was fresh out of college and full of ambition. But here he was, stuck in a very rural community where people didn?t put up with (as they called it) ?long-haired music,? either from the Beatles or Beethoven. Still, he was determined to teach us good music. We were going to sing selections from Handel?s Messiah for our Christmas concert. Most of us had never heard of Georg Frederic Handel, and when we first tried to sight-read through the selections, we became convinced we didn?t like his music. It was too hard, too complicated. More than that, Handel wouldn?t allow us to sing simple harmonies; no, he created different parts for each voice, and we in the bass section weren?t able to hide all our typical mistakes when Handel and our new director demanded that we sing alone.
Sexual Immorality: Beyond Body Parts & Nerve Endings
Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body. (1 Cor. 6:18-20)
Letter From Summer Camp
Dear Mom, Scoutmaster Webb told us to write our parents in case you heard about the flood and got worried.
To Illustrate: Conviction
Recently some of Anne Rice's fans were shocked that she had returned to the Catholic faith of her childhood.
To Illustrate: Prayer
News reports have introduced us to a church choir director named Rocky, who wants to bring down gas prices through prayer.