Prepare your funeral message with sermon outlines on hope, heaven, and eternity with Jesus Christ. Example and Witness – I did not have the privilege of knowing Rachel prior to the onset of Alzheimer’s. Having only been here for one Rachel’s final year of life on earth, I did not have the experience A Guide to Performing a Funeral Service plus Graveside Service by Brian Fletcher In this guide you will find a sample outlines, homilies and helpful notes for performing a funeral service as well as a graveside service. It’s always a good idea to go over the order of the service with the funeral home Bob was a master at working with wood and had given every one in his family gifts of tables and rocking chairs and walking sticks and more. But Bob was also a Christian and this sermon reflects on Bob’s
Dating (Part 3): A Love Worthy of Your Life (Sermon)
This lesson will make you aware of both the benefits and dangers of dating, and help you to develop a Scriptural set of dating standards. When you are aware of both the benefits and dangers of dating, When you have personally worked out from Scriptures a set of dating standards, When you have purposed that you will not lower these standards, even if it means losing dates. Group dating is several couples getting together. First-time dates are usually group dates.
The goal of these lessons is to show the student what a disciple is, what discipleship is, and how to engage in the following spiritual disciplines:
He blazes a clear way through every thicket and woods, and then softly says, ‘Follow me. Let’s go on together, you and I. His feet have trodden down smooth a path through every experience that comes to us. He knows each road, and knows it well: Everyday paths He has trodden and glorified, and will walk anew with each of us. The only safe way to travel is with Him alongside and in control” — S.
Faith “Faith is taking God at His word. Faith is not belief without evidence. It is belief on the very best of evidence–the Word of Him ‘that cannot lie. Faith is so rational that it asks no other evidence than this all-sufficient evidence. To ask other than the Word of Him Who cannot lie is not rationalism, but consummate irrationalism” — R. God’s Faithfulness “God is to be trusted for what He is, and not for what He is not.
We may confidently expect Him to act according to His nature, but never contrary to it. To dream that God will do this and that because we wish that He would is not faith, but fanaticism.
Can’t Touch This
It is the seemingly endless habit many couples have in which they will fight and makeup on a regular basis. It makes for great movies, but what works for a minute Hollywood hit is a no-go in the real world. What I mean is this:
In this society, people have been degraded to the level of animal instinct.
Good News based on 3 year research with 7th to 10th graders who were virgins when first questioned. Parents can make a big difference in determing whether your teenager becomes sexually active. Positive parental influence is stronger than peer pressure 2. Even if your teenager has been sexually active you can have a greater positive influence on the future sexual behavior than might be predicted by their history. Influence of church involvement is virtually as important as your own influence as a predictor of sexual activity.
Kids who say their faith is important and attend church regularly are much less likely to engage in sexual activity.
Dating (Part 1): The Purposes of Dating (Sermon)
Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven The one who can accept this should accept it. This, too, was radical. The Judaism of Jesus’ day saw marriage as the only way to fulfill the command to “be fruitful and multiply,” and those who did not marry were looked down upon. So Jesus introduces the concept that some people forgo marriage to carry out God plan for their lives.
And this commandment we have from Him:
Book of Jude Brad Anderson: Like us, Jude lived in an age which preferred toleration to truth, and regarded all religions as equally valid aspects of the quest for a supreme being. He calls upon his readers to reject the false teachers and to stand up for the true faith. Christian music is a very controversial issue within many churches today. Churches have split because of disagreements over the style of music the church uses or does not use.
Focus is made on Church music and Personal music. This study will examine several significant actions Christians are to take toward one another to help build up the local church. As the individual members of the church implement these responsibilities, the church itself will become stronger.
Youths And Dating Sermon by Nche Takoh, Galatians
We have a daughter who is 27, and we have two grandsons. We have a daughter who is 25, and is single. Our son is 17, and of course, he is single as well. The reason I mention that, for those of you who did not know, is that the subject which I have to talk to you about today is one that I have been thinking about for many years.
I have been back and forth, so to speak, on how to approach the subject. In the last year or so, we have had a lot of questions about this subject—so many questions that I thought it was important to speak on it.
God does not lead through doubt.
Teach important markers of faith for an important stage of life. Confirmation 7 Grade and up When: Students in confirmation classes will learn to fully engage in the life of the church through worship, service a retreat and small group study. Confirmation Kick-Off students and parents Feb. Confirmation Service during 11 a. Students will grow in their relationships with others and God while zip lining, tubing, sailing, making crafts and more.
Parenting Beyond Your Capacity – Online Resource When parents work in tandem with the faith community to raise their children, they increase their parenting capacity exponentially. They need to know the Orange Factor:
Dating & Singleness
Fervr interviews regular contributor Alex Greaves for his thoughts on Christians, dating, and sexual purity. Alex, what does the Bible say about dating? Okay, does the Bible say anything that might impact Christians when they begin thinking about dating and sexual purity? A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
For those who are not married, we get this command from 1 Timothy 5:
The Bible states that while sin is pleasurable for a season, the after effects are horrible.
Devotionals from Today in the Word 1 Thessalonians 1 1 Thessalonians 1: Cassander, one of Alexander the Great’s army officers, had founded the city in the fourth century B. As the capital city of the province of Macedonia, Thessalonica boasted a strategically-located harbor filled with ships from throughout the Roman Empire. The main highway from Rome to the East passed through the city as well, and the nearby hot springs of Therma were world-famous. The story of Paul’s experience in Philippi Acts 16 is so familiar that we often forget to read on and find out where he went next.
The answer is in Acts He headed for Thessalonica, making that city only the second place in Europe where the gospel was preached! The wounds on Paul’s back from his beating in Philippi Acts He was treated roughly there, too Acts But some great things happened first!
Just Going Out Issues of Dating ~ Ministry and Me
And, sometimes it is more accurate than we would like to admit. Anita, a nine year old girl, had this to say: Boys need somebody to clean up after them.
In the creation story, God first made Adam and then Eve as his helper.
Dating is fast becoming the fashion of the day for many youths. Yet it remains one of the main causes of Tension between parents and youths. Sometimes its even a problem among youths themselves. Young people are beginning put much time, thought, energy and resource into the dating pressures. They are concerned about who is making it out with whom.
Though youth spend much time talking and thinking about dating very few of them are ready or prepared for the tress and choices that dating present. Dating can become a badge of acceptance, an evidence of a young persons worth and attractiveness. The concept of Dating is new to our African culture and does not seen to have been the custom of Bible times.
Is there an ever-flowing fountain of compassion deeper than warm holiday feelings that pass with the season? In the first two chapters of Luke, it is striking that the Holy Spirit is mentioned seven times. His work is cited in the lives of the unborn John the Baptist 1: Are we alert to His promptings and eager to obey?
Those words had kept him alive during imprisonment.
Another example of this is God and The Sun at Fatima. She said that something really amazing is going to happen here at this certain date and they told everybody. Everybody showed up and they all saw it. This book is by Stanley Jaki, who is a physicist and a Catholic priest and a science historian. He goes into pages of interviewing people and documenting all this.
This is as close as you can get to a scientific investigation of a miracle. The lab was closed in , but for almost 30 years there was a lab at Princeton and they would investigate paranormal phenomena. They proved that they could send and receive telepathic messages. Now, most of the scientific community does not know what to do with this stuff. This is a fascinating book. So I started investigating this, and I also started looking for personal experiences.
A couple of years ago I was in India with my friend, Jeremy.
Why are gender roles so important in marriage? For one, God designed marriage, and when people do not follow his design, the marriage is destined for problems. It is important for us to know and follow his design, even when it is countercultural or contrary to what we are accustomed to. We can discern the importance of gender roles by considering the first marriage in the Garden of Eden. Gender roles was essentially the first thing Satan attacked leading to the Fall.
The ultimate ground on which our agreement to any revealed truth rests is on the genuineness of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.