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Purposes of Marriage, Part 3: Genesis 2:1

Purposes of Marriage, Part 3: Genesis 2:18-25

In this installment on the subject of marriage we continue to mine our Genesis text for more of the Christian worldview in this gift from God.  There we find that God has at least three purposes for a couple united in marriage–joy and unity in their life together, the sign of sexual intimacy, and growth toward […]

Purposes of Marriage, Part 2: Genesis 2:1

Purposes of Marriage, Part 2: Genesis 2:18-25

Marriage is defined by God.  When He formed Eve and presented her to Adam, He established man and woman in a lifelong covenant relationship.  This second in a series of sermons explains that two things characterize a good marriage, faithfulness and love.

Purposes of Marriage, Part 1: Genesis 2:1

Purposes of Marriage, Part 1: Genesis 2:18-25

The origin of marriage is found in the text for this first in a series of sermons on marriage.  When God created Adam, He gave him work to do and worship to enjoy in the garden He had created.  But Adam was incomplete and needed a helper.  He needed another like himself with whom he could fulfill God’s […]

Mark 15:25-32

Mark 15:25-32

In his account of the crucifixion, gospel writer Mark emphasizes the shame heaped on Jesus. This derision and accusation leveled against the righteous by the unrighteous, is more blasphemy than mere mocking or ridicule.  But those who scoffed in that day are not alone.  We join with them by our disbelief or our neglect of the Son […]

Jeremiah 23:1-4

Jeremiah 23:1-4

God accomplishes His purposes through faithful leaders in His church.  From the elders under Moses to the elders of today’s church, the biblical image often used for these is the shepherd.   In our text, Jeremiah the prophet condemns Israel’s elders for scattering the flock and declares the Lord’s will to care for the remnant by providing faithful […]