Sermons on Marriage
Getting the “W” in an argument
Scripture: Song of Solomon 5:9-16;6:8-10 Big Idea: Conflict in marriage is inevitable. We need to figure out a course of action to work through it so it doesn’t work through us. Who are we? James 1:19; Ephesians 4:31 Song of Solomon 5:9-16; 6:8-10 Genesis 2:24 What happened? John 7:24 NLT Where do I go for help? Song of Solomon 6:1 1 Corinthians 6:1-7 2 Timothy 3:16 Will you forgive me? Matthew 5:9 Why wouldn’t I? Luke 17:3 Ephesians 4:26-27 Colossians How COVID has affected us
The Topic None of us Wants to Discuss
Sermon Scripture: Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1 Sermon Big Idea: To understand sex in a marriage relationship is to understand each other. Song of Solomon 4:1-5:1 Time is your friend and so is your spouse Solomon took time to compliment his wife Solomon took time to admire his wife Solomon took time to explore his wife Romance is an art so don’t settle for dogs playing poker Solomon used flattering words Solomon’s words painted a vivid picture Solomon’s words were suggestive How COVID has affected us
Here Comes the Groom?
The excitement of the wedding day is exponential when entered in preparation, not a conclusion. Scripture: Song of Solomon 3:6-11 The way is led by God (v. 6a) Exodus 13:21-22; 2 Chronicles 32:8 Romans 12:2 James 4:8a The witnesses are guards (v. 7-8) Matthew 18:16 Deuteronomy 19:15 Proverbs 27:17 The groom enters with confidence (v. 9-10) 2 Corinthians 12:9 2 Timothy 1:7 Hebrews 13:6 The parents approve (v. 11) Matthew 19:5-6 Genesis 2:24-25 With the right preparation, the wedding day How COVID has affected us
Sermon Scripture: Song of Solomon 2-3 Sermon Big Idea: If we can visualize and conceptualize being in God’s loving arms, parent’s loving arms, and finally the loving arms of our spouse, we will realize the relationship with God, family, and our spouse God wants for us. Song of Solomon 2 Visualize The only one for you – (2:1-3) The strength of your relationship – (2: 4-7) Being together forever – (2:8-17) Song of Solomon 3:1-5 Conceptualize Being together – (3:1) How COVID has affected us
Revving up the Engine
Song of Solomon 1 Sermon Big Idea: True love starts in the courting process. The temptation for sex should be strong because our love is strong. When we wait it makes the goal that much sweeter. Love songs have memorable words. Complimentary words Words of familiarity Heartfelt words Matthew 12:34 Love songs have a synchronized harmony. Confidence in who God gave you Genesis 2:23 Being together Ecclesiastes 4:12 Love songs paint a moving picture. Pictures of honesty Pictures of desire How COVID has affected us
Wait but don’t wait
Sermon Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:6-9, Matthew 19:11-12, 1 Timothy 5:1-16 The bedroom for singles is a construction zone in which only the owner is allowed. Singleness can be freeing but also discouraging. Wait, don’t “awaken love until it pleases.” But, don’t wait to be who God created you to be. What the Bible says about being single… 1 Corinthians 7:7-8 It’s good Be as Paul was Matthew 19:10-12 Marriage isn’t God’s plan for everyone Better to stay single than become How COVID has affected us
Why do you not accept our worship?
Sermon Scripture: Malachi 2:10-16 Our life is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:10) Presented to Him – Romans 12:1 Presented to others – 2 Corinthians 3:2 Presented to each other – John 13:35 Marriage is an offering to God. (Malachi 2:11) God gave woman to man – Genesis 2 Evenly yoked – 2 Corinthians 6:14 Man is to love her – Ephesians 5:25 Woman is to submit and respect him – Ephesians 5:22,33b Man leaves mother/father and unites with wife How COVID has affected us
This is our Story
three stories of God working in us Alex & Katheryn Hockin – Newlyweds share how God brought them togetherScott & Nick – Hear how God uses young people to change lives.Kari & Christine – New Christians allowing God to serve the children with joy through them.
The One Design that Seems to Escape our World
Ephesians 5:21-33 Genesis 1:1-2:3 God’s design for creation was: Light and dark Heaven and earth Water and land Life Rest God’s design for forgiveness of sin is blood sacrifice Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:21) People of Israel (Leviticus 4:27-29) Jesus (Hebrews 9:11-12,22) God’s design for believers is: Confess with our mouth (Exodus 24:3;Romans 10:9-10) Believe in our heart (John 3:16) Repent (2 Chronicles 7:14;Acts 2:38) Unity (Genesis 17:10;Jeremiah 32:38;Romans 6:5) God’s design for marriage is: Submission (Ephesians 5:21-24) Love (Ephesians How COVID has affected us
God’s Design for Marriage
Colossians 3:17-19 Genesis 1:26-2:23 There’s No Such Thing as a Perfect Marriage Avoid at all costs the “Exchange System” in marriage (aka the “if only” game) Committing to speak our spouses love language (find your love language at 5lovelanguages.com) We can live selflessly in marriage with our words Ephesians 5:21