Category Archives: Family/Single Life

Purity in Conduct

In Acts 15, the Jerusalem Council requested the Gentile believers to avoid four things.  We addressed three of them yesterday.  The fourth item they were to avoid was sexual immorality.  Why focus on this?  Probably because it was a big … Continue reading

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Embracing God’s Sexual Boundaries

In Genesis 2 and Matthew 19, God defines marriage as being between a man and a woman who leave their parents, join together, and become one flesh.  This becoming one flesh is understood to be directly related to the act … Continue reading

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Embrace God’s Definition of Marriage

Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. – Genesis 2:24 At the very beginning, God the Creator defines marriage as one man and one woman … Continue reading

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Family: Love or Disintegration?

We see the disintegration of the family all around us: divorcing couples, rebellious children, absent fathers, abusive parents, siblings who haven’t spoken to each other in years.  As we look around, things are not what they should be. And we … Continue reading

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Wedding Charge

I was able to officiate at a wedding last weekend.  It was a beautiful ceremony on the beach of Lake Michigan.  The charge they asked me to use was from the Christian Wedding Planner by Ruth Muzzy and R. Kent … Continue reading

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Family Worship Month

I have mentioned before the idea of Family Worship – a regular time for the family to gather together around the Word and prayer.  My family has been doing it for several years – and it is a highlight of … Continue reading

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Family Worship

A few years ago I came across this idea of Family Worship.  The idea is simply to gather daily as a family to worship God together through the Word, prayer, and praise.  So we started doing it.  Now my children … Continue reading

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Consummation: Marriage Transcended

At Creation, God defined marriage.  At the Fall, marriage was complicated.  In Redemption, marriage can be transformed by grace.  At the Consummation, marriage will be transcended. There will be no marriage in heaven, in the resurrection, in the New Earth.  … Continue reading

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Fall/Redemption: Marriage Complicated and Transformed

In creation, God defined marriage.  And we would all live happlily ever after, except for the Fall. Fall: Marriage Complicated Because of our sin, the world is now cursed.  That mutual help between spouses has been complicated by much harder … Continue reading

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Creation: Marriage Defined

In the last few posts we have focused on the single life.  Starting with this post, we now want to consider marriage.  We want to consider marriage because many are married.  We also need to think biblically about marriage in … Continue reading

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