Series: Celebrating Marriage And Family (2 of 2) by Stuart Briscoe

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NOTE: This sermon is part 3 and 4 of a 4 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Part 3: Old and Gray with Something to Say
Series: Celebrating Marriage And Family
Stuart Briscoe
Psalm 71

In biblical times the extended family structure, which included various generations, differed widely from the nuclear family we experience today. In our current culture we may be in danger of losing generational interaction. Psalm 71 can help us.

I. PAST - Family Background: Looking Back and Gaining Trust.

A. "You have been my hope O Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth." v. 3

B. Hearing God's voice:


Part 4: God Is Seeking Godly Offspring
Series: Celebrating Marriage And Family
Stuart Briscoe
Malachi 2:15

Scripture clearly teaches that marriage and the resultant establishment of families are divine creation principles, and establishing families places great emphasis on the rearing of children by their parents. The prophet Malachi powerfully spoke to these issues.

I. Some Fundamental Reminders. v. 2:10

A. We start with God and His self revelation, not Man and his speculation.

B. Our God is One. Deuteronomy 6:4 - cf. "foreign gods" and the confusion they bring.

C. Our God is One Who "created" - thus the "commonality" of the human race.

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