Friendship and Communication (3 of 6) by J.D. Greear

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Friendship and Communication (3 of 6)
Series: First Love: Ephesians 5
JD Greear
Ephesians 5:25-28

Introduction:
I sent you out last weekend with the assignment to ask significant relationships in your life, "What can I do to serve you?" I've heard some great stories... One guy told me he asked his boss and got assigned overtime and was not too happy about it. The best one...

Dear Pastor Ryan,

After hearing JD's message yesterday, I went home and prepared to sheer my two Babydoll Sheep. My wife saw what I was doing and asked "How may I serve you?". Not to deter her from a deeper walk in faith, I asked if she would help me sheer the sheep.

She began sheering the under side of my male sheep. To all o our horror she nearly sheered off his sheep-­-hood with one pass of the sheers. I guess proper instruction was not given prior to allowing her to serve me and the sheep is VERY disappointed in the results. And obviously she was unaware of the placement of the sheep's anatomy.

Two hours and $336.00 later an emergency vet arrived and sewed back on the sheep's body part. We are hoping he will live. We were instructed during the service to continue serving each other for a week. One afternoon of applying J.D.'s sermon cost us $336.00. Is there a total that we are aiming for? Marty

But the vast majority were positive...

We are on week 3 of our series on relationships, First Love. Each week we are looking at the classic biblical passage on relationships, Ephesians 5:21-32. (turn there if you will)

I want to start off today by telling you about one of the most important marriages in history, though probably one you've never heard of. It is the marriage Martin Luther to Katherine von Bora. (Mark Driscoll talks about it in his book Real Marriage.)

Martin Luther and Katie von Bora
• (The context): Luther, as you know, is famous for starting the Reformation. The core of the Reformation was that the Bible, not the teaching of the church, should be ou ...


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