Mixed marriages are dumb. Not the kind where black people marry white people, but the kind where followers of Jesus marry people who don’t follow Jesus. Mixed dating is dumb, too. If it’s foolish to marry someone who hates your God, it’s foolish to date them, too.
And since choosing a spouse is the second most important decision you will ever make (after choosing to follow Jesus), it’s a pretty important discussion.
But why does one’s religion matter so much in choosing a mate?? This message seeks to address this crucial question.
Guest speaker Benny Yu brings us fact to face with the modern atrocity of human trafficking and sex slavery, basing his message in the biblical call to seek justice and freedom for all.
This message looks at the wife’s role in marriage. For this message Lance invited his wife, Suzanne, to come up front with him and discuss what submission looks like in marriage, how husband and wife work together as a team, etc.
Please forgive the technical glitches. The recording volume is a bit jumpy.
This sermon looks at the husband’s responsibility to love his wife, as outlined in Ephesians 5:25-33, breaking love down into the following actions: provision, protection, leadership, nurture, and understanding.
This message looks at Union Church’s core values and looks back on 2013 and all the cool stuff that happened.
What is a real man? This message explores this question by looking at 1 Corinthians 16:13 and its commands, focusing on how men can find their place in God’s plan.
Probably the best way appreciate God’s instruction in 1 Corinthians 7:8, 25-35 is to you see yourself as an alien! What Paul the Apostle says here runs so counter to our culture, it is hard to swallow. Singleness is superior to marriage, the Apostle says, because it frees you up to serve God with fewer distractions.
It seems best in a series on relationships to make this our starting point, to remember that marriage is temporary (there is no marriage in heaven, Jesus said) and that this life is preparation for eternity.
How can a virgin have a baby? And how can she convince her fiancé that she has been faithful? This is how the story of Jesus begins. This sermon looks at the account of the conception of Christ and how this relates to the power of God and his promises for us today.
One of the most fascinating predictions in the Bible is the “70 weeks” prophecy in Daniel 9:24-27. In this prophecy God reveals the timing of Christ’s first coming and even mentions his death–500 years ahead in advance! In Luke 19 in the New Testament Jesus comes riding into Jerusalem on a donkey (fulfilling Zechariah 9:9) and presents himself as Israel’s King. And while many people rejoice and proclaim his greatness, the religious leaders reject Jesus. Within a few days, so would the crowds.
Jesus expected Israel to be expecting him. He laments that his people rejected the very thing that would bring them peace: Jesus. He expected them to take the prophecy of Daniel 9 seriously. In fact, God judges Israel (with the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple in AD 70) for not acknowledging the time of Christ’s coming.
This message looks at key prophecies about Jesus in the Old Testament, such as who he would be, where he would be born, how he would be conceived, and when he would come. This message goes long and is packed with information, so grab a cup of coffee and get into a comfy chair!