Dating today has become something many young people do just for fun. But is this God's way? In Rev. Garrett & Jen Eriks article in the April 15, 2016, Standard Bearer, titled Timeless Truth for Dating, we find the Biblical guidelines for dating with a view to finding a spouse.
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The purpose of dating is to find a spouse. How does one go about finding the spouse that God has chosen for them? Are there Biblical guidelines for dating? In this sermon, Rev. Guichelaar will show how we are blessed when we follow the Biblical principles God has given us.
To listen to the rest of Rev. Guichelaar's series on "Marriage, A Mystery," look under the "Library" app tab for "Sermon Series."
For many of us, parenting our children in the fear of the Lord is one of the most challenging callings we will ever face. But how rewarding this calling can be when we follow God's way and God's will. Do we struggle when our children are angry, or proud, or selfish? How do we discipline them as God calls us to? Do we teach our children about sexual purity or warn them about the ways of the world? These and many other topics are addressed in a 14-sermon series by Rev. Eriks, based on the wisdom of Solomon found in Proverbs found in "Sermon Series" under "Library" in the app. This featured sermon discusses the vital importance of teaching our children about sexual purity, the 7th sermon in Rev. Eriks series. Click here to listen.
To grow in grace is to grow in knowledge. To grow spiritually we must grow in our knowledge of the truth of the word of God and love that truth. II Peter 3:18 says " Grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." Are we growing in our knowledge and our love for Him in our lives? Click here to grow in that knowledge, and in the reading of Rev. Eriks expounding of the word of God we find out how this is accomplished.
Do we know how to serve God with the possessions that He has given to us? Do we trust God will provide for all our needs? We must learn how to use the many blessing that we have been given in the service of the kingdom of our great God, for it is through Christ that we have been given all things as a blessing from our heavenly Father. Click here to listen the 3rd sermon in a series from Rev. Eriks on the importance of using all things for the glory of God.
To listen to the rest of Rev. Eriks' series on "Jesus Financial Principles," look under the "Library" app tab for "Sermon Series."
Prayer began soon after the fall. In Gen. 4:26 we read "then began men to call upon the name of the lord." We must, as covenant families, fellowship with our father through prayer for the spiritual strength of our homes. Are we a people known for our prayer life? Joshua 24:15 "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord." Click here to read how Rev. Eriks explains from the word of God the demands of God for our prayer lives.
The struggles for God's people on this earth are very real. But the promise of Heaven for God's faithful is also very real. This sermon is the 2nd message in a 6-part series on Revelation 21 & 22 where Rev. Eriks brings God's promise of Heavenly Glory to His people. Click here to listen.
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Our life here on earth is full of troubles because of sin. However, some burdens can bring ourselves or someone we know so low that it feels as if all strength is gone. In Acts 20:35 Paul admonishes the elders in Ephesus and the whole New Testament church to labor in supporting these children of God who are weakened by the troubles of this life. Click here to read Rev. James Slopsema's study on this urgent calling that we must all take to heart.
Depression is a very real struggle, even for many people of God. Elijah, a prophet dedicated to bringing people to God, even struggled with depression. In this sermon by Rev. Eriks, the people of God are educated on depression, guided through the struggles of depression, and taught to see the hope and comfort that we have in Jesus Christ. Click here to listen.
A chief characteristic of Christ's purified and redeemed people is that they are zealous of good works. Titus 2:14 proclaims, "Who [Christ] gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." Everyone has zeal for something. Not all, however, have a zeal for good works. Are you zealous of good works? Click here to read Rev. James Slopsema's study of good works and the characteristics of those who are truly zealous for good works.