Most everyone dreams of “happy ever after,” but not many know how you get there. As Pastor Mindy shared in yesterday’s message, a good marriage begins in the “single” years—those years before you meet your spouse. While it’s not true that you can’t teach an old dog new tricks (everyone can learn to be more like Jesus), it is true that marriages would be healthier if men and women learned a few lessons beforehand and avoided the painful pitfalls of dating that can lead to wounded hearts and lost purity.
For more (and very practical) insights into how to live as a fulfilled, Godly, single person, check out this transcript of a sermon preached at the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas, by Paul Matthias. His humorous approach will bless you, encourage you, and challenge you!
Did you miss yesterday’s message? Do you want to share it with a friend? You can find Pastor Mindy’s message from yesterday on the church web site. Click to listen.
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For a book on how to date while guarding your purity, check out Boy Meets Girl by Josh Harris.
For a great guide to protecting your marriage, check out Jerry Jenkins book entitled Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It. This book has 10 boundaries that need to be in place in every marriage in order to make sure it is “affair proof.” A great, helpful read!
On the Radar
“Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” continues this Sunday, Feb. 28, at 6 pm. Make sure all the married couples you care about know they are invited!
“Laugh Your Way” Bonus Night — Monday, March 1, we are adding an extra evening to hear Mark Gungor share the big “yo mamma” session as he reveals The #1 Key to Incredible Sex. We’ll get started at 7:00 pm. I don’t think you want to miss this one 😉
Revelation Bible study this Tuesday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in my office. Everyone is welcome to join in, just bring your Bible and a lunch box. Keep up with the progress at The Watchman’s Gaze.
Lifegroups continue this Wednesday, along with our mid-week age-based ministries. For more info, log on to our church website at www.efcsweetwater.com.
Our Nursery is taking applications for a consistent Sunday morning Nursery Worker. If you or anyone you know are interested in filling this position, please contact the church office at 325-236-9200.
Parents, be sure to check out the Worldchangers website. We align our Bible curriculum from the nursery all the way up to our youth. Access the Family Connection page on the website to bring you children’s Bible lesson home to the kitchen table.
We also have all the info you need about RAMP, our youth ministry for grades 6-12, at www.efcyouth.com, including the details about our upcoming youth mission trip and summer camp!
You Heard it at EFC
Been trying to remember one of those awesome songs we sang? Here is our worship list from yesterday, for those of you who just absolutely need a copy for yourself. You can usually find them for purchase on itunes.com.
- “Friend of God”
- “I Surrender” by Kim Walker
- “God, You’re Beautiful” by Anthony Skinner
- “Shout Unto God” by Hillsong United
Ever wondered why all those “begats” are in the Bible? Ever been confused by who was the son of who was the son of who? Those little details send us a very big message. Join us Next Sunday, February 28, 2010, as we continue our sermon series “Here is Love.”