The Storybook Bride: God’s Woman and Marriage

Most girls dream of getting married someday. Often fueled by storybooks and Hollywood movies, they imagine how wonderful marriage will be. A great relationship between a man and woman is often portrayed as if there was something magic between them. When these girls grow up, become a bride, and walk down the aisle, they usually have high expectations, but low levels of preparation to make marriage...
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Helping Your Husband Become a Hero

I think deep inside a man who desires to follow Christ there are some foundational dreams. He may not express it in so many words, but if you asked him he’d probably agree that he desires all of these at the very core of his being. 1. That he’d look back on his life with few regrets. 2. That he’d be loved and respected by his wife and kids. That they would look at him as their hero. 3. That...
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Out of Control: God’s Man and The Work of the Holy Spirit

I took piano lessons when I was a kid. Practiced every day after school. Trouble was, the piano was in the basement–and so was the TV. Do you know what happens when you watch “Gilligan’s Island” while you’re supposed to be practicing the piano? Not much. The same thing happens to men with their relationship with God. We get lax with self-control. We go through the motions of being a...
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The Heroic Groom: God’s Man and Marriage

There are a bazillion messages, blogs, books, and articles about how to have a great marriage. But I want to share some things with you I don’t think you’ve ever heard before. Not like this anyway. And to make it easier, you can hear a podcast right here of a message I gave to the men at Bethel Community Church about this very topic. Give it a listen and here are some of the things you’ll...
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The Silent Killer: God’s Man and Sexual Purity

Over 75 years ago the great-granddaddy of horror films raised goose bumps on the arms of terrified moviegoers across the United States. In the Hollywood version of Frankenstein, Doctor Frankenstein became obsessed with life and death. Specifically the idea of creating life. The doctor employed a helper with questionable character, and together they dug up bodies from the graveyard as soon as the...
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