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Raise Up Your Child in the Lord

July 22, 2018 | Ephesians 6:1-4 | Christian parenting, parenting

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What is your parenting approach? Where did you learn how to be a mom or dad? Was it from your parents? From friends or a book? Or are you just winging it? What is your parenting style? It just so happens that the parenting style that sociologists found to be most effective is also similar to the one the Bible teaches. God’s Word teaches the importance of balancing discipline and affection in child-rearing. The apostle Paul told the Ephesians how to raise up their children according to God’s plan. As Christians, we can follow God’s Word in the training of our children and raise them up to maturity according to God’s intent.

Matters of…Oneness

July 23, 2017 | Ephesians 4:15-24 | communication, family, unity

“Oneness” as it relates to the family refers to the state of being in complete unity with one another and with the Lord. Why don’t we see the oneness that God intended at creation and that Christ came to give with our salvation? Why are so many families and marriages fractured and broken? One of the main problems is poor communication.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he taught them to seek oneness in Christ as the goal of their family communication. We can make oneness in Christ the goal of our family’s communication.

Matters of…the Family

July 16, 2017 | Ephesians 3:14-21 | Christian parenting, family

You matter to God and your family matters to God. After all, the family was God’s idea. Yet, today families have strayed from God’s design and intent. In the book of Ephesians, the apostle Paul prayed that believers would experience God’s blessing on the family. We can experience God’s blessing on our families.

Raise Up Your Child in the Lord

July 24, 2016 | Ephesians 6:1-4 | parenting

What is your parenting approach? Where did you learn how to be a mom or dad? Was it from your parents? From friends or a book? Or are you just winging it? The apostle Paul told the Ephesians how to raise up their children according to God’s plan. As Christians, we can follow God’s Word in the training of our children and raise them up to maturity according to God’s intent.

Fresh Family

January 24, 2016 | Ephesians 5:22 - 6:4 | beginnings, family

The apostle Paul told the Ephesians that it was God’s plan to bring everything into submission under Christ, so that everything in heaven and earth are united in Him (Eph. 1:10). It is in Christ that all things are made new! He then laid out the implications of how this new life in Christ would impact every facet of our lives, including the roles of the Christian family. We can experience this this new life in our families by being united in Christ and submitting to God’s plan for the family.

Conflict: Resolving Family Differences to Find Real Unity

August 9, 2015 | Ephesians 5:25-32 | family

Pastor Gary Combs continued the sermon series “Faith and Family,” with this message from Ephesians about resolving conflict and restoring unity. In Ephesians, the apostle Paul told them that they could turn conflict into unity and understanding through the power of Christ’s forgiveness and love. We can resolve the conflicts in our relationships and restore true unity and understanding through Christ’s power of love and forgiveness.

How to Live Out a Faithful Marriage

July 26, 2015 | Ephesians 5:22-23 | family, marriage

Mike Laramee continues the sermon series “Faith and Family” with this message from Ephesians 5:22-33. In this message God’s design for marriage is discussed including descriptions of the biblical roles for husbands and wives.

The Mark of Kindness

June 14, 2015 | Ephesians 4:31-32 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Stephen Combs continues our sermon series on the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, this week on the mark of kindness. The kindness God has shown towards us creates the vessel that allows kindness to flow through us and out towards those around us.

The Mark of Patience

June 7, 2015 | Ephesians 4:1-27 | character, discipleship, fruit of the spirit

Pastor Gary continued preaching on the fruit of the Spirit from Galatians 5:22-23, this week on the fruit of patience. Patience in the biblical sense is not just waiting, but enduring in the strength of the Lord, having a long fuse. Christ’s mark of patience is about a state of being, bearing with one another, keeping a lid on our anger, and become more like Christ who is patient with us.