Grace Stories: A Family Baptism

Through the years, it has been one of my greatest honors to baptize entire families at our Super Summer Baptism Celebrations. It’s not uncommon to see three and four generations of one family in the water all being baptized together! I can’t think of anything better than to see families restored by the grace of God! This was the case for the Philippian jailer that asked his prisoners, Paul and Silas, how to be saved in Acts 16.

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Restoring Honor in Marriage

The current of our culture has sent the honor of marriage adrift. Either so disappointed by failed marriages, broken promises or abandonment, a generation has lost hope in the ideal of marriage or simply left commitment at the altar. How do we restore honor in marriage, regarding it as something of great value, esteemed worthy and precious, an intimacy that is actually attainable with the help of God?

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Honoring Marriage

Much of our culture would challenge the command to “honor” marriage today. It wasn’t that different in Biblical times either. That’s why, in his closing comments, the writer of Hebrews encourages Christ followers to “give honor to marriage….”

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Manna for Your Marriage: Part 2

I grew up hearing, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”  It’s true of human nature too. Twice, in Proverbs, the Bible speaks about a person at the table with food in front of him, but he won’t eat! Why? Is he sick? Is he just not hungry? Does he not like the meal? No. “He is too lazy!”

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Using Your Marriage as a Ministry!

I have a list of Biblical heroes, great men and women of God that were used mightily to change history, save nations, and live courageously. We could all name off a list of other great heroes like Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Esther, Peter, Paul and Mary – just to mention a few! Among these giants of the faith, I’m particularly impressed with a married couple, Aquila and Priscilla.

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