Better Together is a two-part marriage series featuring pastor couples Glenn and Angie Barteau and Roger and Julie Barrier. They discuss key relational values expressed in the Song of Solomon. Each couple speaks to issues relevant to husbands and wives seeking to bring excitement and joy back into their marriages.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 1:3, Song of Solomon 4:1-4
Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
Financial freedom starts with how we think. Money is not an accurate measure of God's favor. We mustn't equate net worth with self-worth. Money does not equal security. Get the facts. Save some. Share some today.
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: Philippians 4:11-12, Hebrews 13:5-6, 1 Timothy 6:6, Proverbs 23:4-5, Ecclesiastes 5:10-11
The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
Every fighter knows that the battle begins long before entering the ring. We evaluate our relationship to God, our marriage and our children. We must train our children to grow up godly and leave successfully. Families battle for attention, time and love. Preached at Fellowship Church, www.creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Matthew 6:33-33, Ephesians 5:1-1, Ephesians 6:1-1, Ephesians 5:25-25, Ephesians, Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Proverbs 22:6-6, Genesis 2:24-24
Build a home, not a house. Godly living is caught more than taught. Every child needs consequences, not empty threats. Rules without relationship lead to rebellion. We have to encourage rather than discourage. You can't pick your child, but you can pick their friends. Godly parents don't automatically make godly children. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Hebrews 12:5-11, 2 Timothy 3:16-16, Genesis, Proverbs 24:3-4, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Proverbs 3:1-12
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.&“Train up a child.” Rarely is a proverb so often quoted and so often misunderstood. It has become the slogan of parenting seminars. It gets referenced as a surefire promise – a divine reward for our toil and sweat as parents. Young parents latch onto the proverb with the hope that their...
Author: Trevin Wax
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6-6
Drs. Chet Weld and Roger Barrier discuss the prevalence of pornography in our culture and how it affects the marriage relationship. Is pornography grounds for divorce? How do you know if you are addicted to pornography?
Scripture: Proverbs 5 - 9
Topic: Sexual Immorality
Wycliffe missionaries Larry and Nancy Hagberg relate a remarkable story of faith in the midst of cancer, a near-fatal car crash and floods. God's Word is the powerful, sustaining force in their lives.
Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
Russell Moore shares his insights about tension during the holiday season. Here are his wise suggestions: "We tend to idealize holidays, but human depravity doesn’t go into hibernation between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. One thing that will hit most Christians, sooner or later, are tensions within extended families at holiday time. Some of you will be visiting family members...
Author: Russell Moore
Scripture: Proverbs 29:23-23, Hebrews 12:14-14, Matthew 13:29-30, 1 Timothy 3:7-7