Eli: Permissive Fathers

1 Samuel 3:11-14 In this lesson we will look at Eli, the high priest in Israel who God holds responsible for the wickedness of his children because God said he restrained them not.  Today, fathers are too permissive with their children and what God tells Eli can be applied to...

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Song of Solomon Introduction (Part 2)

In this lesson we will introduce and overview the book of Song of Solomon.  Contrary to popular thought the book is not full of innuendo.  The discussion of human anatomy is no more descriptive than other places in the Bible.  And truly, the overtones that have been read into the...

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Song of Solomon Introduction

In this lesson we will introduce and overview the book of Song of Solomon.  Contrary to popular thought the book is not full of innuendo.  The discussion of human anatomy is no more descriptive than other places in the Bible.  And truly, the overtones that have been read into the...

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The Greatest Need of a Wife

Ephesians 5:25-29 When the Lord gives instruction to husbands and wives he is also revealing the needs of the other spouse.  For instance, when he tells the husbands to love their wives he has just revealed the greatest need of a wife.  When he tells the wife to submit to...

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Ruth: The Character of a Virtuous Woman

Ruth 1:18 Ruth and Orpah were the same except one was stedfast. Both were raised the same, from the same place, married the same, and had a desire to do right, but one ended up doing right.  Today, we will look at the character of a virtuous woman.  Interesting enough...

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Home Making (Part 1)

Proverbs 31:10-11 The virtuous woman is described in relation to her husband, her work, her home, her person, and to God.  She is a good wife, a good neighbor, a good mother, and a good woman.  Proverbs 31 is the measuring stick for a Biblical woman.  Verses 28-29 are the...

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God is Limited

We have heard and some of us have even said, “I don’t need to be in church.  I just worship God by myself.”  That isn’t true. If God is going to do any redemptive work in you and in your family He is going to work in three places: the...

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Mary & Martha

Luke 10:38-42 Mary’s Godly Priorities …a certain woman named Martha (10:38) …a sister called Mary (10:39) Martha is not carnal because the work she is doing is carnal or unspiritual, she is unspiritual because of the priorities she has.  Compare them with Mary’s priorities. Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard...

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Money Matters – Diligence

Proverbs 27:23 Diligence is a characteristic that centers on action.  Diligence understands the equation that time and energy (work) equal productivity.  Diligence is an aspect of wisdom. Enemies of Diligence Slacker – Proverbs 10:4 He refuses to work because he likes to live in the moment.  No prudence or aforethought....

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Money Matters – Covetousness

1 Timothy 6:3-10, 17-19 Most couples site financial troubles as the main source of marital strife.  Those money problems stem from these three things.  Money problems in marriage come from 1) the sin of covetousness, 2) bad money management, 3) miscommunication about money.  Today, we will look at the sin...

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