Communication in Marriage

Mark 7:31-37 Communication is a skill that is developed.  Let’s consider the five parts of communication using the account of the Lord Jesus Christ healing a man who had communication problems.  This man is much like many marriages, unable to speak, unable to hear, and hindered in his communication. Initial...

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Training Children (Part 3)

Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:2-3 This is the final part in the series on Training Children.  We’re covering three duties of children and how we as parents enforce these duties.  Children are told to Hear their parents, Obey their parents, and Honor their parents.  Training is more than teaching.  Training is...

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Training Children (Part 2)

Ephesians 6:1-3 When it comes to training children the second on our list of things God requires of children is obedience to their parents.  You may ask why are we teaching parents a commandment children are required to heed.  Well, it’s like doggy obedience school, training the dog is more...

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Training Children (Part 1)

Proverbs 1:8, Ephesians 6:1-2 Proverbs is a book about training children.  There is not another book like it in the Bible that begins with the words of a father and ends with the words of a mother.  Proverbs contains principles of wise living.  God’s curriculum for children is superior to...

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Walls of a Godly Home: #4 Walk in Integrity

Proverbs 11:3, 20:7, Psalm 25:21, Job 2:8 Be a person of integrity because your family will appreciate and be blessed by your integrity.  The alternative will be disastrous. Integrity is a Guide Proverbs 11:3 – Integrity is a guide that goes before you Another name for this is Ethics. It’s...

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Walls of a Godly Home: #3 Renew Your Mind

Romans 12:2 Knowledge has consequences.  Information is influential.  It will affect your attitude (Ecclesiastes 1:8) and it will affect your behavior (Proverbs 23:7). Conformed to this world… The American Cancer Society collected statistics of children with cancer in homes of smokers.  In homes where one parent smoked children were twice...

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Walls of a Godly Home: #2 Tame Your Tongue

James 3:1-16 Learn to Listen James 3:1-2 Be not many masters… You will never say anything worth saying until you learn to listen.  Seek to understand, not be understood.  If what you’re about to say can be summed up with the phrase, “And that’s why I’m right and you’re wrong!” then grow up....

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Walls of a Godly Home: #1 Rule Your Spirit

Proverbs 16:32 In this series of lessons we’ll look at some scriptural “walls” that need to be in place in order to protect and provide an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit of God to work in your home.  Worldly heroism is might, but godly heroism is in the mastery of...

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Resolving Marital Conflict

Resolving Marital Conflict Colossians 3:1-10 In this lesson we will take from Colossians 3 some very practical help resolving marital conflict. This is good instruction at whatever stage your marriage is in. 1. Draw close to the Lord 3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which...

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The Local Church and the Family

The Local Church and the Family  Acts 2:41-47 What is the church? The church is the body of Jesus Christ according to Romans 12:4-5 & Ephesians 5:30.  It is also the pillar and ground of the truth according to 1 Timothy 3:15.  A person becomes a member of the body...

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