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Spiritual, Sensible, Sensitive Husbands

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio : Scripture Text: Ephesians 5 Sermon Info: The biblical model of a husband has rarely been popular. It is not often that you see a husband who is a "little Christ" to his family, a man of spiritual stature and genuine experience, a leader not a driver, a man whose strength is not proved by his brute force but by his faith in Christ and whose love reflects the glory of the Cross rather than the lechery of the world. In its place we have had such patterns as the ancient heathen domestic despot, the remote ruler of the Victorian Age or the absentee abdicator of responsibility that is so prevalent today. Never has there been a more urgent need for Christian husbands and fathers to recognize their God-given roles and by the grace of the God to fulfill them. Ephesians 5 gives us the most extended and detailed exposition of those roles and it is important to notice that before Paul mentions anything of the role of the father

Family and Finances - Part 3

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text: Colossians 3:16 KJV Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Please note this message is from March 2009. - ed.

Family and Finances - Part 2

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio :     Scripture Text:   Matthew 6:19-34 KJV   19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:   20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:   21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.   22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.   23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!  24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.   25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye

Family and Finances - Part 1

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By Doug Greeley - Posted at Sermon Audio:     Scripture Text:    Psalm 34 (KJV)   (A Psalm of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.)  1. I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.   2. My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.   3. O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.   4. I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.   5. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.   6. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.   7. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.   8. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.   9. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.   10. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that

Submissive Wives

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By Dr. Alan Cairns - Posted at Sermon Audio:   Sermon Info: Ephesians 5:21-33 deals with the respective roles and responsibilities of wives and husbands. Today we consider what Paul says about the proper attitude of a Christian wife. Verse 21 sets the tone of the entire passage: it is all about submission. The word translated "submit" means - to put oneself under another; - to subordinate one's position and interests to another's; - to yield to another's control, direction, advice, or admonition. As we come to this text, we must repudiate all the ideas of the world. This teaching is anathema to a worldly mind. But not to a spiritual mind. For a Christian wife, this is a matter of her - Holiness - for we are dealing with God's command; - Honor - for this is something most Christian wives vowed before God to do. - Happiness - for no-one can improve on God's provision for a happy home.