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Durable Families // Week 2

Marriages: Family's Fragile Core (Matt.19:3-10)

What is it that makes Marriages fragile, breakable, not durable? There are a number of contributors to this fragility we will look at but Jesus tells us where to look for the biggest reason our marriages are vulnerable. He says in Matthew 19:8 that marriages are fragile because we all have "hard hearts". We need to understand this and then we need to seek ways to become more durable, "soft" hearted spouses.

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

Durable Families // Week 1

How and Why did God create Families? (Gen.1-2)

Up until recently, the predominant pattern for families was: a Mom, and a Dad in their first marriage, with their children. In 1960, 73% of families looked like this; it was called the "Traditional" family. Today only 46% of our families are like this. Why the big change? In this series, we will look at what the Bible teaches about Families, Marriage, Child-bearing and Parenting. Our hope is that we Christians can cause our Families to be stronger, better and more durable.    

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

We are all made in the image of Almighty God. As His image-bearers, we reflect his glory. One aspect of this revelation comes in multiethnic and multicultural expressions of his creation. Instead of this bringing people together throughout history it has served to divide and mistreat one another. This week is part two, looking at the issue of race and how we are called to celebrate our diversity and break down the walls that divide.

PASTOR TRAVIS MARSH

Faith and Culture // Part 9

We are all made in the image of Almighty God. As His image-bearers, we reflect his glory. One aspect of this revelation comes in multiethnic and multicultural expressions of his creation. Instead of this bringing people together throughout history it has served to divide and mistreat one another. This week is the first of two weeks looking at the issue of race and how we are called to celebrate our diversity and break down the walls that divide.

PASTOR TRAVIS MARSH

Faith and Culture // Part 8

Politics divide us like never before. The polarization of our country often spills into our families, friendships and sometimes, our churches. What might Jesus have to say about the way so many people (over) identify with their political tribe? How should followers of Jesus Christ be civically involved and yet find their primary identity in the King of Heaven?

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

 

What does God have to say about how we as a society and specifically, we as Christians, care for the vulnerable poor? Poverty can bring to the surface some of the worst and the best in human beings. Our actions and convictions regarding poverty reflect our soul - both its flaws and it's transformation. We will not solve the problem of Poverty this Sunday, but maybe we can start to move in the direction God has for us all.

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

Is our culture hostile to our good news message about Jesus Christ?  This Sunday we will discuss our "Post-Christian" culture and think about how we can follow Jesus' instruction to go and make disciples of all nations.  Are people from the San Francisco Bay area still converting to faith in Jesus?

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

Faith and Culture // Part 5

Sex is a gift from God. He has given us a blueprint for healthy sexuality but it is challenging to practice faithfully. Join us this Sunday as we learn about God's good gift and how we can faithfully live healthy sexual lives.

PASTOR TRAVIS MARSH

Faith and Culture // Part 4

Sex is a gift from God. He has given us a blueprint for healthy sexuality but it is challenging to practice faithfully. Join us this Father's Day Sunday as we learn about God's good gift and how we can faithfully live healthy sexual lives.

PASTOR TRAVIS MARSH

Faith and Culture // Part 3

This Sunday, we continue in our series on Faith and Culture. We will be thinking about children; the ones called Gen Z or iGen and the youngest generation called Alpha. We will also look at some of the cultural trends that surround these children and ask ourselves, how we can best parent and love them. In conclusion, we'll ask ourselves what God’s Word has to say about parenting for all generations of humanity.

PASTOR MARTY SCALES

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