Sermons on Marriage & The Family

Sermons on Marriage & The Family

The Dangers to Marriage (53 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 3 – Jonathan Black preaches on the dangers to marriage under 4 headings: Celebration, Communication, Contamination and Consecration. In a very practical message he deals with essential topics such as language, love and leadership. Warnings are given about adultery, abuse, alcohol and addiction (to gambling, gaming and pornography). Finally couples are urged to put consecration to God first. Readings in Luke 1:5-6, John 2:1-2 and 1 Pet 3:1-7 (Message given Apr 19th 2018)

The Duties of Marriage (42 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 2 – Michael Penfold preaches on the duties and responsibilites of husbands and wives within marriage. God created male and female, and assigned different roles to them in the home, the assembly and society. In his role as the head of the wife, man has certain responsibilites; in her role as helper, so does the woman. What are these roles and how is this concept to be defended in a world of feminism, roleless marriages and…

The Doctrine of Marriage (45 min)

PREPARING FOR MARRIAGE Part 1 – Joshua Jacob takes up “the doctrine of marriage” from Gen 1 and 2, Prov 31 and Eph 5. Marriage and the family is the basis of human society and is introduced in the Bible long before “government”. Marriage is the total commitment of the total person for a total life. Josh outlines the reason, responsibilties, relationships, requirements and rhythm of marriage in a wide ranging message aimed at preparing young couples for marriage (Message…

The House of Amram and the Heritage of God (40 min)

PART 5 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Amram (and Jochebed), the parents of Moses. He highlights the faith of Moses’s parents who had no “Egyptian ambitions” for their son, but saw Moses as a stewardship from the Lord to be raised for Him and to serve Him as the deliverer of His people. Their task was to raise Moses in such a way as would fit him for that role. A message designed to guide parents in…

The House of Ananias and the Assembly of God (51 min)

PART 4 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Ananias (and Sapphira) from Acts Ch 5. This sad home was marked by pretence, by hypocrisy and by deception. This couple were pretending to be what they weren’t. The root and the fruit of their iniquity is explained and the audience is urged to have, by contrast, homes marked by truth, holiness and heart devotion to God (Message preached 18th Feb 2017)

The House of Abraham and the Worship of God (48 min)

PART 3 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Abraham, a man in whose life the altar and the worship of God always came first. This is a powerful message on the topic of the need for a “family altar” where families read the word of God and pray together daily. A vital message on a vital subject that needs to be heeded in a busy technological age (Message preached 18th Feb 2017)

The House of Aquila and the Work of God (57 min)

PART 2 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Aquila and Priscilla, a married couple in the New Testament who, mightily used in the work of the Lord, serve as a “pattern couple” for others to follow. Ian develops his message around three headings: the “priority” of the work of the Lord in their home, the “equality” of their share in that work, and the “variety” of their labours in evangelism, teaching, hospitality and assembly function (Message preached 17th…

The House of Achan and the Enemies of God (54 min)

PART 1 – Ian Jackson preaches on the home of Achan from Joshua Chs 6-7. What Achan did, and what he brought into his home, negatively affected him, his children and the whole assembly of God’s people. The lesson? Home life impacts all of life – work, family, and assembly. What is needed today is a restoration of sanctified homes where God is honoured. Mr Jackson asks “Is it time your home changed?” (Message preached 16th Feb 2017)

Honouring Authority (37 min)

PART 10 – Michael Penfold takes up the subject of the Christian’s attitude to the government, society and culture. What are the Biblical responsibilities and duties of Christians in this dispensation with regard to “the powers that be”? Should Christians be trying to convert culture, to reform society and to see Biblical laws imposed on nations? Should Christians be politically involved – voting, campaigning and protesting? These and other questions are addressed in this topical message (Message preached 13th Mar…

Honouring Your Parents (43 min)

PART 9 – Mervyn Hall preaches on “honouring your parents”. This is a look at the Bible’s teaching on the duties and responsibilities of children toward their parents in three stages – dependence (at home), independence (leaving home) and interdependence (once married). This message includes a detailed look at Ephesians 6:1-2 (Message preached 6th Mar 2016)

Honouring Your Master (37 min)

PART 8 – Peter Scarsbrook preaches on “honouring your master” and looks at the very practical subject of “the Christian in the workplace”. What kind of career should a Christian take up? How can a Christian have a good testimony at work? What temptations are there in the work place? How should a Christian act in relation to Trade Unions, Christmas parties, and other issues of conscience? A helpful and wide-ranging message (Message preached 28th Feb 2016)

Motherhood – A Guide in the Home (38 min)

PART 7 – Norman Mellish speaks on the subject of “Motherhood”.  Basing his comments on Titus 2:2-3, Norman looks at six homes in the Bible and draws practical lessons about motherhood from each one. He highlights the danger of favouritism, the duty of protection and education, and the influence of godly devotion and prayer. A helpful message based on Scripture, with the benefit of decades of parental experience (Message given 20th Mar 2016)