A Marriage Made in Heaven (34 of 39)
by James Merritt
I suppose there is nothing more exciting than a beautiful wedding, at least for the major participants. I have performed weddings where I honestly thought the groom was going to faint before the ceremony even began. (in fact, when I got married I thought I was going to faint before the ceremony even began.) But there is always a sense of excitement in the air, particularly on...
Covenant Marriage Renewals - Public Declaration of Commitment Love
by Jim Henry
Church family, friends, those who come to renew their marriage covenants, and their loved ones, we welcome you to this special covenant renewal service. This is a time of celebration of what God has done in and through the unions of these couples who are here to recommit themselves to their mates and to God...
Affair-Proofing Your Marriage (5 of 7)
by Jeff Schreve
I've performed, as a pastor, many weddings. And in every wedding that I perform, I always include that vow - that you'd leave all others and you'd be true to your partner and faithful until death. Now I imagine every married person in this room has made that vow. That's just what we do. That's just standard fare at a wedding. You vow before God to…
Can a Broken Marriage Be Restored? (3 Of 18)
by Stan Coffey
The breaking of a marriage or the loss of a marriage is one of the greatest tragedies of life. It is more tragic in its consequences than an accident, loss of health, loss of position, loss of income. The family's the basic building stone of society and yet today the family's under attack as never before. Almost one fourth of all children now live in a single parent…
God's Design for Marriage (4 of 4)
by Frank Damazio
Introduction: This is the last message in this marriage building series having laid foundations carefully: six marriage building Foundations and the serious marriage challenges, marriage building begins as a single and with moral purity, the destruction of the moral absolute foundation, and the 12 lies about sex before marriage. This message will endeavor to…
Hope for Your Marriage (9 of 16)
by Jerry Vines
I'm real glad Simon Peter is talking to us about the subject of marriage because it is a subject I have wanted to talk about for several weeks now. I think you will agree with me if you are aware of what's going on in American culture and society that the institution of marriage is indeed in trouble in America. Not only marriages of those...
SIRI - Answers about Marriage (2 of 2)
by Fred Lowery
If love is a dream, marriage is the alarm clock. I was walking through - in S. Carolina our church has a cemetery behind it and in the parsonage so I'd often walk by the cemetery on the way to the office and so I'm going through the cemetery and here's this man who is holding on to a tombstone saying, "Why did you have to die? Why did you have to die? Why…
The Problem of Throw Away Marriages
by Adrian Rogers
The subject, the problem of divorce. The title of the message, The problem of throwaway marriages. Malachi chapter 2 verse 11. Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the Lord which he loved, and hath the daughter of a strange god. The Lord will cut off the…
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…
The Four Foundational Laws of Marriage
by Jimmy Evans
In the very beginning of the first marriage relationship, God gave instructions as to how this relationship was to function. Jesus Himself directed the Pharisees' attention back to these laws (Matthew 19) as
they tried to justify their sinful positions on marriage. Again, the Apostle Paul in his letter to the church at Ephesus (Ephesians 5) quoted the same text from…
Life Lessons from a Wedding
by Robert Dawson
There is an old saying that goes, ''You never get a second chance to make a first impression.'' First impressions are important. Athletes who finally have the opportunity to make their rookie debut want to make a splash and leave a lasting impression. Actors and actresses reading for a new part or trying to break into the...
The Garden Wedding
by Dr. Ed Young
We're reading in Genesis Chapter Number 2, beginning with verse 18 and reading through verse 24. 18 Then the Lord God said,'' It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a help mate for him.''19 And out of the ground, the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air and brought them unto Adam to...
Late for the Wedding
by Daniel Rodgers
A healthy, well-to-do man in his fifties was moving into a new condominium. He had parked his Mercedes out front and was taking items from the car into his new home. He noticed an older lady who also lived there, watching him with unusual interest as he came in and out. After several hours of this, the man walked over to...
Marriage: The Picture of Christ and the Church (6 of 48)
by Patrick Edwards
For those of you particular sharp in ministry, you'll recognize that this is the second time in two years we've come to Ephesians 5:21-33. I know what you must be thinking. ''Boy, October 7, was Patrick's second anniversary here at the church and he's already recycling sermons!'' What can I say, it's hard coming up with...
The Main Ingredient In Marriage
by Johnny Hunt
The context of this chapter and passage has to do with spiritual gifts. Paul is used by the Holy Spirit to show the need for spiritual graces to minister their spiritual gifts. Chapter 12 tells of God's rich endowment of the gifts to His people; Chapter 13 tells of God's energy imparted in our lives, which makes it possible for us..
Marriage Commitment Service
by Ron Clarkson
Dear Friends: We are assembled here in the presence of God to worship him and celebrate him in a unique way this morning. We are here so these couples, and each one who desires, may renew their commitment of life and love to one another. We are here to renew our vows of holy marriage, which is instituted by God, regulated by his...
God's Design For Marriage
by Harley Howard
Origin of Marriage: Marriage was CREATED by God The concept of the family as the basic social unit reaches back into the CREATION account found in Genesis 1-2. A man was to be the husband of one wife and was to leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. Marriage was instituted by God when He declared...
Keeping the Honey in the Honeymoon
by Miles Seaborn