Sermons on Relationships

Sermons on Relationships

Can You Relate? Building Healthy Relationships with Friends and Family

We start a new series this week all about relationships. Although they are hard to do well, we learn how healthy relationships are critical to having a healthy life (physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually). And despite the fact we are flawed, we are called to – and able to – have healthy relationships with both God and others.

God Sex and Marriage: By God’s Design Marriage is Two Becoming One

In this series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. This week, we further discuss how marriage means two becoming one, and thinking of marriage as a covenant, not a contract. Ephesians 5:21 and Philippians 2:1-8 tell us that marriage is the making of one out of two through self-denial, service, accountability, and forgiveness.  And it is this type of transformative relationship that shows us marriage should not be thought of…

God, Sex, and Marriage: Marriage and Singleness

In this series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. This week, we further discuss what it means to be created, integrated sexual beings, and how that relates to being married and single. Genesis 1:27-28 tells us that being a “sexed creation”, or not sexless, is a good thing, and by having cross-gendered relationships (whether as a friendship or as a unique, selective romantic relationship), we deeply enrich our lives with…

God, Sex, and Marriage: Two Sexes: God’s Design. God’s Gift

In this new series, we tackle the controversial topic of what exactly the Bible says about God, Sex, and Marriage. In this opening message, we learn that it is a complex subject, but the important thing is to keep God as the foundation for how we determine our attitudes towards sex and marriage. We examine Genesis to learn that God is the designer and creator of sex and that He made two sexes. However, we live in a disordered world…

2018 is Going to be Great: Obedience Leads to Intimacy

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, and 1 John 5:1-3 says that we obey God because He is our loving Father. But what does obedience do for us? John 14:15-24 tells us that obedience enriches our relationship with the Lord because obedience leads to intimacy. It is an intentional and natural result of…

2018 is Going to be Great: Why We Obey God

New Year’s Resolutions may be hard to keep, but pleasing God is one goal that we can all do. Romans 5:8 tells us that we please the Lord simply by being His children, so if we already please God, why should we obey Him? 1 John 5:1-3 tells us that since the Lord is our loving Father, obedience comes from a familial, not legalistic relationship. This means that when we obey God, this relationship with Him is enriched, not constrained.…

Our Church’s Mission, Part 4

Our third value is “Meaningful Relationships”. Christianity is a relational religion and should be done with other people. However, despite this longing, people still feel lonely. John 13:34 states “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Made to Grow

Made to Grow: Part VII. We grow through relationships.

Relationships are at the heart of being a follower of Jesus. They are part of God’s nature and human nature. Genesis 2:18 states “The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God’s people have always been relational. Acts 2:42 states that the believers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” We come together to form one…
The Story Sermon Series

The Story Ch 30: Paul’s Final Days

Jesus told his followers that they, like him, would be hated; Paul’s story proves that this was true for the early followers. Paul’s ministry was lived out in the context of relationships and discipleship, never wasting a moment.
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