Articles tagged with: marriage

You Shall Not Commit Adultery

March 26, 2017 | Josh McPherson | Adultery, Cheating, Affair, Unfaithful, Marriage, Lust, Ten Commandments

What does a submarine named the USS Tang, filet mignon, internal combustion engines, fences, cliffs, and torpedoes have to do with protecting marriage? Find out in this hard-hitting, straight-shooting, goodnews filled message from Pastor Josh as he shows just how critically relevant this command is to every person in our culture today.

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The Most Important Issue In Marriage

January 31, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

The most important issue in marriage may not be what you think. In this message, Pastor Josh kicks off the Marriage Strong series with a word for singles and marrieds about the single greatest thing determining the health of any marriage.

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The Two Essential Laws Of Marriage

February 07, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

When God designed marriage, he designed it for success, and he designed it with laws to ensure its success. But just like the laws of nature, when we break them, they break us. When these laws are understood and lived out, the marriage flourishes. When these laws are violated and ignored, the marriage shrivels and dies. In this sermon, Pastor Josh explains the two simple yet foundational laws of marriage and their universal application to any marriage.

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The Heart of Biblical Marriage

February 14, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

In this sermon, Pastor Josh asks and answers three fundamental questions: What is the essence of marriage? What is the purpose of marriage? What is the fuel for marriage according to the biblical worldview? The answers to these questions provide the ground and framework for intensely practical answers to marriage's most complex problems.

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The Weight and Privilege of Headship

February 28, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

Headship is the great privilege and responsibility of every married man to love his wife selflessly as Jesus loves the Church. In this sermon, Pastor Josh gives practical instruction regarding this radical kind of love that husbands are called to give their wives.

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The Strength & Beauty of Helper

March 06, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

In this sermon, Pastor Josh & his wife Sharon teach on the truth and beauty of the wife's holy calling as "helper" in marriage and Paul's charge for wives to "submit to their husbands as unto the Lord." Misunderstandings, rebuttals and excuses abound around this controversial topic, but with clear teaching and straight talk, Josh and Sharon go to the heart of the issue and show the beauty of God's design in this practical sermon that will change how you view the divine calling of helper forever.

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The Truth About Sex In Marriage

March 13, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

From Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus, from Men's Health to Glamour & Cosmopolitan, and from the Beatles to Taylor Swift, everyone has an opinion and something to say about sex. But the Bible has more to say, and it's better. Far from being a prudish book, the Bible unabashedly talks openly and honestly about the good gifts of sexuality and God's design for it. In this fun, honest, and straightforward sermon, Pastor Josh unpacks the Christian ethic of sexuality and the practical out-working of it by looking at two shocking commands Paul gives married couples when speaking about sex...revealing the true secret to lasting, exciting, and fulfilling sexual intimacy.

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The Most Powerful Act In Marriage... What To Do When You've Done It Wrong

March 20, 2016 | Josh McPherson | Marriage

Two things you can know for sure going into marriage- you will sin against your spouse, and your spouse will sin against you. But if there's no mechanism in the marriage to deal with the hurt and pain this causes, the marriage will not grow strong. Betrayal, broken trust, harsh words, broken agreements, disrespect, emotional abandonment, infidelity, jealousy, unmet expectations... the list is long of how we can wound our spouse. So what do we do when we've been hurt the deepest by the one we vowed to love the most? We engage in the most powerful act a marriage can experience... forgive. But when the pain is deep, this can feel impossible.

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