How to Finish Well in My Marriage and Family
by John Barnett
I recently heard the testimony of a local Tulsa businessman through the ears of my son. What caught my attention was, that it had caught his attention. This man said that he sat to write his own obituary, listing off what had mattered in his life-and he didn't like how it read. All the items were centered on his life, instead of God and others. That made him sit and…
Building a Strong Family
by Joe Alain
An all-female law firm is turning heads in Chicago with a new billboard and a blunt message: "Life's Short. Get a Divorce." Oddly enough, the firm says about their advertisement, that "It promotes happiness and personal integrity." Others see it differently. Rick Tivers, a clinical social worker at the Center for Divorce Recovery in Chicago told ABC News the billboard "trivializes divorce . . . This makes divorce seem like it's not a big deal, and it's a huge deal for many people." ...
And God Created Children (6 of 7)
by Jeff Schreve
After 2 years of marriage husband came home from work he walked in the front door. And the wife greeted him at the front door with a hug and a kiss. And she said ''Honey I have some big news.'' He said ''Oh what's that?'' She said ''Well in a little while there will no longer just be the two of us there'll be an addition to our...
Jesus Loves Children
by Jerry Vines
So we know that Jesus loves the little children. Is there anything sweeter than a little child? I was looking at those bright little faces up there and just thanking God for the gift of little children. I know that some of you were looking with far more loving eyes than was I because there was a special little child, or two or three. Others of you looked with eyes of great joy because they were your grandchildren. There is just a special relationship between grandparents and their...
Things Our Mothers Taught Us
by Joe Alain
This Sunday is Mother's Day, so I thought you'd enjoy this list of things our mothers taught us: My Mother taught me LOGIC: "If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me," as well as, "If everyone else jumped off a cliff would you do it too?" My Mother taught me HUMOR: "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."..
Seek - Hannah's Prayer (1 of 3)
by Jason Dees
When I was in middle and high school a lot of my buddies got into professional wrestling in particular the WCW, we were all playing sports and working out a lot so maybe it made sense but I remember going over to my buddies houses and watching the WCW on Monday nights and we all kind of had our favorite wrestlers and the good ones always had a signature move or a finishing...
Jesus Presented At The Temple
by Stuart Briscoe
A pious young couple with a new baby meets two devout old people in the Temple. A chance meeting - or a divine appointment? I. Parenting by the Book. vv. 21-24 A. The Book - the law of Moses, the law of the Lord. 1. God made a covenant with Abraham - a covenant of grace. 2. God gave the law to Moses - 430 years later. Galatians 3:17 B. The circumcision. v. 21 1. Spiritual significance as...
Samuel! (5 of 5)
by Dennis Marquardt
INTRO: What is a child? A cute little bundle of energy that is often self-programmed! They are explorers, trekkers seeking out new things, going where every man has gone before their 5 year mission, to explore, mess up, turn upside down, to laugh, to cry until they become humans sometime around the age of 21. (Or in some cases, later!) Most of...
How to Move Forward When Stuck in Neutral
by Ernest Easley
As you're turning to 1 Samuel 1 I want to ask you a personal question this morning: is your life stuck in neutral? I mean when you look at your life today, it just doesn't seem to be going anywhere. It's not moving forward like you had hoped and dreamed. It's not really moving backward, it's just not moving and you're stuck in neutral. Soon after Julie and I got married, I thought it...
Hannah: Ideal Mother
by Stan Coffey
We are continuing down the original Route 66 as we are in a series entitled Bible Giants. This portion of God's Word is called, ''The Books of History.'' We are selecting one Bible character on which we will focus each Sunday. Today we are looking at ''The Ideal Mother.'' We will be looking at the mother of Samuel; her name was Hannah. What a wonderful mother she...