Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God

Psalm 16:1-11 How to Build Confidence in My Relationship with God A pastor was leading a group of high school students on a backpacking trip. Being a prudent planner, he had two scoutmasters and an Eagle Scout on the trip to ensure the safety of the students. Wanting to show his value to the team, [Read More…]

John 15:1-8 Building My Relationship with Jesus

John 15:1-8 Building My Relationship with Jesus Christ Pet Sitters International began sponsoring a “Take your Dog to Work Day” in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote pet adoptions “in a positive and proactive way.” Take your dog to work day! I thought about it, and then decided my dog’s day was [Read More…]

Proverbs 5:1-23 Staying Faithful

Proverbs 5:1-23 Staying Faithful Before I married Maggie dear, I was her pumpkin pie, Her precious peach and honey boy, The apple of her eye. But after years of married life This thought I pause to utter: Those fancy names are now all gone, I’m just her bread and butter. I know that this is [Read More…]

Hebrews 13:4-6 Strengthening Love

In a chapter of conclusion, the writer of Hebrews gives a set of relationships we should honor. HONORING OUR RELATIONSHIPS  Christians Strangers (13:1-2) Outcast (13:3) Marriage partner (13:4-6) Christian leaders (13:7-17) Christian Friends (13:18-19) Respect your marriage.  RESULT: Accountability THREE REASONS TO RESPECT MARRIAGE Respect marriage because it teaches me accountability to my partner (marital [Read More…]

1 Timothy 2:8-15 Commitment

1 Timothy 2:8-15CommitmentWhat Makes a Great Partnership Part 3 How do you view your relationship in the family? How do you look at the roles of men and women in the family? JOKE: – Someone once said that the husband may be the head, but the wife is the neck.JOKE: – The husband may be [Read More…]

Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 Connection

Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7ConnectionWhat Makes a Great Partnership Part 2 Have you ever been so enraptured (full of desire) with someone that you want to just leave everything you have and go away with this person for the rest of your life? This is the emotion that opens the romantic story of the Song of [Read More…]

Nehemiah 13:23-31 Compatibility

Nehemiah 13:23-31 CompatibilityWhat Makes a Great Partnership – Part 1When it comes to building and maintaining a great partnership, there are some skills that are necessary. Today, we want to talk about one of them. This skill is called compatibility. Without compatibility, your partnership will be strained. God said in the Bible that “two should [Read More…]