Great Sermon! Your series on domestic violence as it personifies the evil of sin is one of the most refreshing things I have heard on the subject since my family and I were forced to deal with its horror and treachery, beginning in 2010. My daughter, married to a minister, is in an abusive marriage (verbal, physical, etc.), which began two to three weeks after their marriage. We, my family, one or two friends, and I feel as though we are in a living nightmare, where no matter what he does, he gets a pass! He is about to leave one church and go to another. The elders at both know of his abuse, but because he has well-connected parents and he appears to be wonderful, friendly, funny and charming to everyone else, they ALL give him a pass! They think he has changed! And, he has not! Now, they have a newborn baby! We are terrified to think of how this child will be raised and the secrets he will be forced to keep! His mother left for two and a half months in their first year of marriage. In one breath she reveals how he has continued to criticize EVERY move she makes and yells in her face in front of the baby, and in the other breath declares how wonderful he is and how much she loves him! She is thoroughly trapped in his web. It helps, however, to at least hear the truth validated by you.
Great Sermon! it's so refreshing to hear this kind of truth being taught. not the 'try harder', but rather the reality that no matter how hard we try we can never live a holy life unless we abide in the Vine. thank you!
Incredibly HELPFUL series!!! This series has been incredibly helpful in practical instruction that transcends "knowing" about Biblical Womanhood to living it out day to day by grace. Highly recommend it for all women: mature saints, new believers, church/Christian upbringing, converted from a pagan background, married to an unbeliever...yes, ALL WOMEN will benefit from this series. When pastors or husbands listen, you, too, will recommend these messages. God was drawing me to submit to my unbelieving husband, yet my flesh resisted in self-pity, after this series it is easy to name that disposition as what it is: sin, and look to the Holy Spirit for the Christlike love I need to live as 1 Peter 3 calls me to. Highly recommend this series for all women, that was just one gem I found in this treasure of Gospel-centered instruction and exhortation.
Praise God Very helpful sermon. This is a sermon to put on cd and give to as many brothers and sisters you can, praying that God will use it to work truth in their hearts - encouraging His children to press on into the Kingdom with Him and bringing others to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ.