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This Is Your Family

July 12, 2020 | Ephesians 3:14-21 | family, marriage

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The definition of marriage and family are being deconstructed and redefined. For those who care about God’s plan for the family, these are troubling statistics and trends. If you’re married with kids, you’re probably worried about your kids’ future. If you’re divorced and a single parent, you don’t want your family to be another statistic. If you’re single, especially if you’re a single woman, and you want to get married, you’re starting to panic that it won’t ever happen because of the decline of available, marriageable men. How can these statistics and trends be reversed? One heart and one family at a time.

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.

MARRIAGE: Following God’s Design

August 4, 2019 | Ephesians 5:22-33 | marriage

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Who we put in charge of building our “house” can determine its success or failure. Today, we want to discuss how making God the Builder means following God’s design for our marriage. Are there areas in your marriage that need a tune-up? Or maybe even a restart? The truth is we all need help with our marriage. And the best help is found in the Lord. For God has a design for marriage.

In the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he gave instructions on how to follow God’s design for being the family of God. Among these, are his instructions on how to follow God’s design for marriage.

Humbled to celebrate 38 happy years together!

June 2, 2017 | anniversary, communication, conflict, grace, marriage

“Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.” – Ephesians 5:21 (ESV) “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? …But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ Submit yourselves therefore to God.”

Books I’ve recently recommended…

September 17, 2015 | books, Christian, Christian parenting, family, Gary Combs, God, jesus, marriage, recommended books

“Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh” (Ecclesiastes 12:12 ESV). While I know that I am at risk of going against Solomon’s advice and recommending too many books, I would like to list several in response to the many requests I have received. These are all books that I

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.

Let’s Try Living Together First

July 7, 2014 | Malachi 2:10-15 | marriage, singleness

Pastor Gary Combs concludes the FAIL series with this message from Malachi about God’s wonderful provision for us called marriage. A growing number of people today are choosing to live together rather than commit to marriage. About 2/3 of them say it’s because they don’t want to experience divorce. But God’s Word offers a better strategy, one that offers four words of blessing for us in marriage. These four words are: Creation, Covenant, Celebration and Commitment.

Marriage: Becoming God’s Dynamic Duo

June 10, 2012 | Ephesians 5:22-33 | marriage

Pastor Gary Combs continues his sermon series entitled “Family Feud” with this message from Ephesians 5:22-33. In this letter from the apostle Paul, he gave household rules for those who make up the family of God. Among these instructions are his instructions on how God wants husbands and wives to live together in a way that brings glory to Him. Your marriage can become God’s dynamic duo for showing His glory to the world! (Special thanks to Stan and Leeda Bacon for playing contestants).