Family Matters Sermons on Family, Sexuality & Singleness

Marriage

Marriage Series: To Have and to Hold | Family | Divorce

Marriage Series: To Have and to Hold

  1. This Is That (Gen. 2:21-25; Mt. 22:23-33; 1 Cor. 7:1-9; Eph. 5:21-33). Sermon notes. (July 8 2007)
  2. Companionship (Gen. 2:1-25; Eph. 5:21-33; 1 Pt. 3:1-7) Sermon notes. (July 15 2007)
  3. Celebration (I) (Prov. 5:15-23, 30:18-20; Eph. 5:21-33; 1 Pt. 3:1-7). Sermon notes. (July 22 2007)
  4. Celebration (II) (Eph. 5:21-33; Heb. 13:4-5; 1 Pt. 3:1-7). Sermon notes. (July 29 2007)
  5. Children (Gen. 18:17-19; Deut. 6:1-25; Mal. 2:14-15; 4:4-6; Lk. 18:15-17; Eph. 6:1-4). Sermon notes. (Aug 12 2007)
  6. Completion (Gen. 2:18-25; 1 Cor. 11:1-16; Eph. 5:21-33; 1 Pt. 3:1-7). Sermon notes. (Aug 19 2007)
  7. Living Together as Husband and Wife -- Three Case Studies (Gen. 2:18-25; Eph. 5:21-33). Sermon notes. (Aug 26 2007)

Family

The Church and Her Rivals, Part 1: Against the Family (Mt. 10:21, 34-39). (Sept 18 2005)

The Church and Her Rivals, Part 2: Focus Off the Family? (Mt. 10:34-39; Mk. 3:31-35; 1 Cor. 7:27-35). (Sept 25 2005)

Towards a Biblical Theology of the Family, Part 1 (Ps. 127). (Sept 2 2007)

Towards a Biblical Theology of the Family, Part 2 (Ps. 127). Sermon notes. (Sept 9 2007)

Psalm 128, Part 1: Blessed Man, Blessed Family. (Sept 30 2007)

Psalm 128, Part 2: Blessed Man, Blessed Family. (Oct 7 2007)

Psalm 128, Part 3: Blessed Man, Blessed Family. (Oct 21 2007)

Honoring Mother and Father from the Cradle to the Grave (Ex. 20:1-21; Mt. 15:1-9; Eph. 6:1-4; Prov. 1:8, 4:10-27; Col. 3:20). Sermon notes. (Sept 14 2008)

Family (Ps. 128). Sermon notes. (Aug 16 2009)

A TPC Family Christmas (Part 1): Why the World Hates Babies (Matthew 2:13-18). (Dec 8 2013)

A TPC Family Christmas (Part 2): Joseph and Our Masculinity Crisis (Matthew 1:18-25, 2:13-23). (Dec 15 2013)

A TPC Family Christmas (Part 3): Mary, Mother of God and Model Woman (Luke 1:27-56). (Dec 29 2013)

Reformation 500 Series — The Reformation of the Family (Part 1): Martin Luther, Family Man (Psalm 128) (June 4 2017)

Reformation 500 Series — The Reformation of the Family (Part 2): Happy and Holy Homes (Psalm 128) (June 11 2017)

Divorce

Divorce: When Man Separates What God Has Joined Together (1 Cor. 7:10-16; Matt. 19:1-10). Sermon notes. (Oct 10 2010)

What God Hath Joined (Malachi 2:10-16) (Jimmy Gill; Oct 4 2015)

Parenting & Children

Parenting | Baptism/Children

Parenting

Covenant Story, Covenant Future, Part 1: Becoming a People of Hope (Psalm 78:1-8). (July 17 2005)

Covenant Story, Covenant Future, Part 2: The Story and Our Children (Psalm 78:1-8). (Aug 14 2005)

Covenant Story, Covenant Future, Part 3: It Takes a Church . . . (Psalm 78:1-8). (Aug 28 2005)

Loving God and Raising Kids (Deut. 6:1-9, 20-25). (Nov 11 2007)

Forgetting to Remember (Deut. 6:1-25). (Nov 18 2007)

Be Warned! (Deut. 6:10-19). Sermon notes. (Dec 2 2007)

Raising Missional Kids (Jer. 29:1-7; Gen. 18:17-19; Eph. 6:1-4; Lk. 18:15-17). Sermon notes. (Feb 24 2008)

Raising Kingdom Kids (Matt. 18:1-14; 19:13-15). (Mar 2 2008)

Raising Faithful Kids (Matt. 18:1-14; 19:13-15). (Mar 9 2008)

Raising Mature Kids (Gal. 4:1-7; Eph. 6:1-4; Heb. 12:5-11). Sermon notes. (Mar 16 2008)

Raising Culturally Responsible Kids (Isa. 60; Rom. 12:1-2; Phil. 4:8). (Aug 24 2008)

Raising Counter-Cultural Kids (Rom. 12:1-8; Phil. 4:8). (Aug 31 2008)

Raising Culturally Savvy Kids (1 Cor. 10:23-31). Sermon notes. (Sept 7 2008)

Heritage Academy Faculty Meeting: Parental Wisdom and the Cross of Reality. (Aug 30 2010)

The Goodness of Children (1 Cor. 7:12-16). Sermon notes. (Sept 19 2010)

The Rhythms and Routines of Faithful Parenting (Deut. 6:1-9, 20-25). (Aug 28 2011)

The Paradigm of Fatherhood: A Trinitarian Perspective (Matt. 3:13-17). (June 17 2012)

Of Such Is the Kingdom: Raising Jesus’ Children (Mark 10:13-16). (May 3 2015)

Children’s Ministry, Jesus Style: How to be a Kingdom Family (Mark 10:13-16). (Aug 30 2015)

Baptism/Children

A Baptismal Exhortation: Be Who You Are! (Rom. 6:1-14). (May 22 2005)

God Help the Fish! (Acts 22:14-16; Gal. 3:27; 1 Peter 3:18-22). (Aug 7 2005)

Learning to Swim (Acts 2:37-39; Rom. 6:1-6; Gal. 3:27). (Aug 21 2005)

The Heavenly Son of Man: John's Vision of the Risen and Reigning Christ (Rev. 1:8-20). (Nov 20 2005)

Baptism and the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13). (Nov 27 2005)

Baptism and Identity (Rom. 6:1-14). Related Sunday School audio. (Aug 13 2006)

Baptism, Church and Salvation (Rom. 6:1-14; 1 Cor. 12:12-13; Gal. 3:27; Titus 3:4-7). (July 13 2008)

Tiny Christians (Gen. 17:1-14; Acts 16:25-34). Sermon notes. (Aug 17 2008)

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know, For My Baptism Tells Me So (Lk. 3:1-22). (Jan 23 2011)

Jesus the Baptist: From Baptized to Baptizer (Mark 1:1-13). (May 26 2013)

Liquid Gospel: Baptism as Gift and Promise (Matt. 28:16-20; Acts 2:14-39; Rom. 6:1-14; Gal. 3:23-27). (Feb 14 2016)

Sexuality & Singleness

Singleness | Marriage/Sex | Homosexuality

Singleness

The Gift of Singleness: Towards a Practical Theology of the Single Life (1 Cor. 7:1-9, 32-35). Sermon notes. (Sept 21 2008)

What Singles Have to Teach the Church: Towards a Biblical Theology of the Single Life (Matt. 19:8-12, 1 Cor. 7:7-9, 25-35). Sermon notes. (Sept 28 2008)

The Goodness of Singleness (1 Cor. 7:7-9, 25-40). Sermon notes. (Sept 26 2010)

Marriage/Sex

The Seven Deadly Sins, Part 7: Lust (Gen. 39:1-23; Mt. 5:27-32; Eph. 5:22-33; Heb. 13:4-5). Sermon notes. (June 24 2007)

Marrying in the Lord, Part 1: The Way of a Man with a Maiden (Prov. 30:18-19, 1 Cor. 7:39-40, 2 Cor. 6:14). (Oct 5 2008)

Marrying in the Lord, Part 2: Marrying and Giving in Marriage (Num. 30:1-16, Prov. 30:18-19, 1 Thess 4:1-8, 1 Tim. 5:1-2, 2 Tim. 2:22). Sermon notes. (Oct 12 2008)

The Lord for the Body and the Body for the Lord (1 Cor. 6:12-7:9). Sermon notes. (Aug 29 2010)

The Goodness of Marriage (1 Cor. 7:1-9). (Sept 12 2010)

Men and Women in the Plan of God: Mutual Dependence, Mutual Service (1 Cor. 11:2-16). Sermon notes. (July 17 2011)

What Does Hair Length Have to Do with Angels?: Hard Questions and Loose Ends (1 Cor. 11:2-16, 14:34-35; 1 Tim. 2:8-15; Gen. 2:18-25). Sermon notes. (July 31 2011)

Jesus’ Design for Marriage: Rooted in Creation, Revealed in Redemption (Mark 10:1-12). (Mar 8 2015)

Jesus’ Defense of Marriage: Compassionately Confronting Confusions, Ancient and Modern (Mark 10:1-12, Matthew 19:10-12). (Mar 15 2015)

Homosexuality

Such Were Some of You: A New Way of Being Human (1 Cor. 6:9-11). Sermon notes. (Aug 15 2010)

"For This Reason:” Rebuilding a Culture of Marriage by Reclaiming the ABC's of Biblical Sexuality (Mark 10:1-12). (July 12 2015)

The Politics of the Sexual Revolution: The War Against Nature and Nature’s God (Romans 1:18-32). (July 19 2015)

Love Wins After All: Rescuing the Sexual Revolution’s Refugees (John 4:1-42). Sermon notes. (July 26 2015)

The Rainbow, the Cross, and the Throne: Reclaiming a Symbol of God's Covenant Faithfulness (Genesis 8:14-9:17). Sermon notes. (Aug 9 2015)

Obedient Rebels: Exile and Opportunity (Daniel 3:1-30; 1 Peter 2:11-12, 4:11-14). (Aug 16 2015)