Handling romance triangles biblically Hi there, I just wanted to add this as something to think about given the topic of the sermon - how does the Christian handle situations where another person likes the person they like? Given the smallness of churches and often the implicit or explicit encouragement to get married it’s not uncommon that Christian bite and devour each other (this is also the default reaction to our human nature + portrayals in the world) in the pursuit of romance, leading to much hurt, broken friendships and bitterness.
The biblical answer is the golden rule - to treat others as we want ourselves to be treated.
Great Sermon! Will be attending a Marriage weekend in Feb. with you in Wisconsin. And I'm doing my homework and checking you out a check up from the neck up of sorts. Blessings looking forward to our time together. Eleven years have gone by since this message would you care to look over your shoulder and shore up thoughts on this? I would find it still relevant but may caution the body of Christ to not stand to firmly on the Trump Train. Blessing brother. psalm 92 1-2 It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O most high, proclaiming your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night, to the music of the ten - stringed lyre and the melody of the harp.
Great Sermon! Thanks, Ed. As someone who has never had a boyfriend, it is so wonderful to hear someone wants to respect single people. It is nice to be reminded that God does not view them as less than human- and nobody else should.
passionate preaching! I love your passion for the gospel! My favorite quote from this was " is there any jealousy in your heart for the worship of the one true God " Thanks for blessing me with the Truth thousands of miles away and months later.
Great Sermon! Good message. Thanks for your fighting the good fight and speaking the truth.
I especially appreciated a couple of things. One was exposing the lie that fornication shouldn't be answered with marriage, but with repentance.
The second was proclaiming the truth that most sexual problems are not sexual at all, but attitudes of bitterness, rebellion and other sins.
The greatest error of omission (It's arguable that it isn't an omission since the message was NOT on marriage) was to not EMPHASIZE (it can never be too strongly emphasized) that the marriage partners NEVER have authority over their OWN bodies in the area of sex and should NEVER act as though they do. (That would compel each to deal with areas that need repentance.)
Great Sermon! thanks Chris. I am a Christian and a non-american who has many friends that are Christian and american. Over the years, I have had very good discussions on how on average, an Christian Americans first think of themselves as American first and then Christian. I am glad you brought this point home because almost always, my pointing out this issues almost always invited "ooh, not being american, you don't understand."