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Leading

This week we continue talking about the issue of leadership.  This message together with last week’s is an addendum, not just to the Ephesians 5 passage about a husband's leadership, but to Ephesians 6:1-4 where it gives instruction to parents, especially fathers, to be leading their children.  It is also a helpful appendix to Ephesians…
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Becoming the Leader God Intended

What does it take to be a leader?  More importantly, what does it take to be a good leader?  Today we will explore that question as we continue our study of Ephesians 5.  We saw last week that husbands have 2 main commands given by God in this passage.  The first, which we studied last…
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You are Invited!

Come Join Us for Family Fun Night being held outdoors on the church grounds this Saturday night, August 8th. We are inviting you all to come out as we enjoy the space and fresh air our outdoor venue provides as we visit, see some old friends, sing some fun songs together from past Vacation Bible…
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Becoming the Husband God Intended

For the last several weeks we have been looking at Ephesians 5 and talking about God's Design for the family.  Lately the emphasis has been on the wife and God's instructions for her.  Today, we look at God's expectations for the husband.  What does it mean to be a good husband? What does it mean…
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God’s Design for Family – Part 2

There are many, many, broken and failed marriages in our world today.  So bad is the problem and so painful the fallout that many have taken the view that the whole idea of traditional marriage is faulty. Adding to this tragedy are the many husbands and wives who claim to be following God's plan for…
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God’s Design for Family

In Paul's day, the institutions of marriage and family were in shambles.  Faithfulness to a spouse was becoming a novelty.  It didn't seem to matter if you were a Jew, Greek, or Roman, you had ways to jettison any  marital commitment you may have made.  Even the idea of what a family consisted of was…
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Submission

Do you hate that word?  What does it mean in Ephesians 5 when God says that we are to be "submitting to one another in the fear of Christ."?  What does it mean in the next verse when it says, "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord"?  What does submission to the Lord…
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The Uncertainties of Life

Life is filled with many anxious moments....especially in 2020. However, it is incredibly reassuring to know God watches over the affairs of our lives. Psalm 121--a song sung by the Israelites when they traveled to Jerusalem--reminds us that God watches over us during times of uncertainty.  Come on out or log on Sunday morning to…
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Redeeming the Time

It is easy to look at some Scripture passages such as Ephesians 5 and come up with a long list of things we shouldn't do, and it is important to be careful to avoid sinful actions.  The Christian life, however, is not just a list of things we shouldn't do, it is a life that…
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The Problems With Being a Dad – LIVE!

This is the week!  We are holding a Sunday service in our building for the first time in 3 months.  The sermon for this week, since it is Father's Day, is "The Problems With Being a Dad.   Please note, however, that the message will have truth and application relevant for everyone! We hope you will…
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