Covenant marriage involves: personal commitment, public commitment, permanent commitment and private consummation. In Matthew 5, Jesus warns of the damage consumeristic sexuality has on our relationships with people and with God.The chaste show respect, reverence, patience and integrity. Preached at Reality Church, L.A. Used by permission.
Speaker: Tim Chaddick
Scripture: Matthew 5:27-37, 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8, Genesis 2, Romans 8:31-39
The first miracle sign Jesus performed was at the wedding feast in Cana. Changing water to wine is a sign of the lavish lifestyle that Jesus offers to all who will drink life from Him, and also symbolizes the cleansing power of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: John 2:1-11, John 20:30-31
Topic: The Life of Christ
The gospel account of Jesus turning water into wine reveals two important truths. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is a model for evangelism at its best. She simply points to Jesus. The passage also demonstrates Jesus' purpose to reveal His Father's glory so that we can enter God's kingdom of abundance and overflowing grace.
Speaker: John Beeson
Scripture: John 2:1-12
How does the prophetic message of Matthew 24 change our lives in the present and ready us for Christ's return? In these four parables, Jesus teaches us how to build endurance, perseverance and hope in the present so that we are prepared for our eternal destiny. End-times prophecy calls us to holy living and gives us a glimpse of the future to motivate us today.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Matthew 24 - 25
Topic: End Times
Jesus invites us to join the marriage of Christ and His bride, the church. This parable teaches us to respond to Christ's invitation and be prepared with our "wedding garment" of faith.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Parables
Is the mission of the local church to evangelize and produce disciples? Or is it to do justice and transform culture? Or is it an equal emphasis and combination of both? Those who talk more of justice and cultural engagement are fearful of social marginalization. Without that emphasis, they believe, non-Christians in their settings will see the church as a useless and...
Author: Tim Keller
Francis and Lisa Chan discuss God's Biblical model for marriage: intimacy with God and your spouse, submission and servanthood. The result is a picture of Christ's love for His bride, the church, powerfully displayed to the world.
Scripture: Ephesians 5
"You will know the truth and the truth will set you free." - Jesus Christ 1. Existing fetal homicide laws make a man guilty of manslaughter if he kills the baby in a mother's womb (except in the case of abortion). 2. Fetal surgery is performed on babies in the womb to save them while another child the same age is being legally destroyed. 3. Babies can sometimes...
Author: John Piper
Topic: Church and Culture
To continue with my theme from the last week's series of blogs about the resurrection, there's one more entry I'd like to post about what the resurrection does for us. My most recent post was The Revolutionary Resurrection. In that post was a section called, "The Resurrection Reverses the Garden Curse." I'd like to dig a little more deeply into that garden. There are...
Author: Tom Terry
Topic: Preaching & Teaching, Discipleship
We are in the middle of an important Muslim holiday called Ashura, recognized by Shiite Muslims only. It is not so much a holiday as it is a remembrance of a great battle that took place several years ago when many were killed. Shiites remember the martyrdom of Hussein (the grandson of Muhammed) along with all the members of his family and close friends at the Battle of...
Author: Cherie Gray