Friendship and Communication (3 of 6)

Introduction: I sent you out last weekend with the assignment to ask significant relationships in your life, ''What can I do to serve you?'' I've heard some great stories... One guy told me he asked his boss an...

Fighting, Jesus Style (4 of 6)

We are in our 4th week in a series called First Love. We are studying the New Testaments' classic passage on relationships, Ephesians 5:21-32. Eph 5:21-32 is specifically about marriage and singleness, but Paul...

Sex Mystery (6 of 6)

Ephesians 5:21-32 Happy Mother's Day, Summit Church. This day is kind of a paradox, because we really want to honor some among us who really deserve honor, but it also ends up being a really difficult day fo...

Summer Temptations

"Come ye yourselves apart unto a desert place and rest awhile."—Mark 6: 31 Here Christ advises His apostles to take a vacation. They have been living an excited as well as a useful life, and He advises that ...

The Spider In Palaces

"The spider taketh hold with her hand, and is in kings' palaces" (Proverbs 30:28) We are all watching for phenomena. A sky full of stars shining from January to January calls 
out not so many remarks as the ...

The Reckless Penknife

"When Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with his penknife." -Jeremiah 36:23. We look in upon a room in Jerusalem. Two men are there. At the table sits Baruch the scribe, with a roll of parchme...

The Ministry of Tears

"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" (Revelation 7:17) Riding across a western prairie, wild flowers up to the hub of the carriage wheel, and while a long distance from any shelter, there came a s...

His Name is Wonderful

The prophet lived in a dark time. For some three thousand years the world had been getting worse. Kingdoms had arisen and perished. As the captain of a vessel in distress sees relief coming across the water, so...

An Atheist Answered

"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them" (Ephesians 4:18) It seems from what we have recently heard that the Christian religion is a hug...