Divorce—Are We Twisting Scripture To Make It Fit?

February 4th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Divorce—Are We Twisting Scripture To Make It Fit?)

Part two from a sermon series on Real Marriage by pastor Shane Idleman—the truth about life together.

Perhaps one of the most difficult Scriptures dealing with divorce or separation is found in 1 Corinthians 7:10-11, “A wife must not leave her husband. But if she does leave him, let her remain single or else go back to him. And the husband must not leave the wife.” This clearly states that those who are divorced and/or separated, unless “scripturally released,” should not remarry, but instead, seek restoration…
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12/17/2011 “Do You Really Want To Change?”

December 17th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12/17/2011 “Do You Really Want To Change?”)

“I’ve had enough! I’m filing for divorce! You will never change,” yelled the angry wife as the door slammed behind her. Sadly, this scenario happens all too often. Change is difficult, but we risk endless difficulties, and often, tragedies if we don’t change. Change requires self-examination, grace, responsibility, humility, discipline, and obedience…character qualities that run counter-cultural.
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“Gauging Success” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 10/8/2011

October 8th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Audio - (Comments Off on “Gauging Success” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 10/8/2011)

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10/8/2011 “Gauging Success” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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8/6/2011 “MONEY: Good Or Evil?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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8/6/2011 “MONEY: Good Or Evil?” – Pastor Shane Idleman
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“MONEY: Good Or Evil?” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 8/6/2011

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7/9/11 – “The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom” – Pastor Shane Idleman

July 9th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 7/9/11 – “The Fear Of The Lord Is The Beginning Of Wisdom” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Part II in a series on wisdom

Many believe that reading God’s Word gives them wisdom. It doesn’t…reading alone doesn’t guarantee success, application does. Reading fills us with knowledge, but wisdom occurs when we apply it. Many have knowledge, but not wisdom. They know what to do, they just don’t do it: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22). Knowledge without application leads to deception. Knowledge is knowing what to do—wisdom is doing it!…
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7/2/2011 – “Knowing” What To Do Is Not Enough – Pastor Shane Idleman

July 2nd, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 7/2/2011 – “Knowing” What To Do Is Not Enough – Pastor Shane Idleman)

Last week I said that we gauge good judgment by considering the outcome of our choices. Jesus said that “wisdom is shown to be right by what results from it” (Matt. 11:19). Do your choices produce the results you want? If not, consider who’s leading you—God’s Word or the culture. Does our present society promote good judgment and produce good outcomes?..
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