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A New Design for Relational Power

A NEW DESIGN FOR RELATIONAL POWER by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Healthy Christian relationships exhibit mutual caring, support, and respect for human equality and dignity. The gospel overcomes dominance and control in relationships through the principle of mutual submission to one another in Christ. Theme Text: Philippians…

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Family Sermon Resources

THE ART OF BEING WITH by Larry Yeagley Pastor of Charlotte S.D.A. Church and Marshall S.D.A. Church in Michigan, North American Division Theme: Though we may experience grief for a reason in our lives, Jesus heals our brokenness so that we can be instruments of healing to others Theme Text: 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Presentation Notes:…

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Marriage Where Grace Is In Place

MARRIAGE WHERE GRACE IS IN PLACE by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: Meditation and dialog by couples on the scriptural themes of the gospel can enrich their couple life. Setting: The following material is designed for use in a marital care group. It could also be used in…

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Marriage Dramas for All Seasons

MARRIAGE DRAMAS FOR ALL SEASONS by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Skits are great fun as well as a powerful way to stimulate insight and dialogue. Scripture has preserved a number of scenes from the marriage dramas of several couples. God left us these stories to be told and…

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Journey Into Intimacy

JOURNEY INTO INTIMACY Helping Couples Across the Marriage Map by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference How to Use This Resource: The pieces within this resource are intended to provide some daily focused activities for a week of marital growth in the setting of the couple’s home. Pastors or family…

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The God of the Second Time

THE GOD OF THE SECOND TIME Another look at the Jonah story by Jo Ann Davidson Assistant professor of theology Andrews University Theological Seminary Berrien Springs, Michigan Theme: The God who called Jonah again, despite his deliberate disobedience, is still the God of second chances. Theme Text: “Now the Word of the Lord came to…

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Families Filled With Joy

FAMILIES FILLED WITH JOY by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Theme: An understanding of the dynamics of families, coupled with a clear presentation of the good news of the gospel, can make it possible for more households to be discipled together for Christ. Theme Text: Acts 16:31-34 Presentation Notes:…

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Christlikeness in Relationships

CHRISTLIKENESS IN RELATIONSHIPS by Lowell C. Cooper Associate Secretary General Conference Theme: Building an atmosphere of Christlikeness-love, respect, beauty in relationships-in our relationships at home and in society. Theme Text: Matthew 5:48 Presentation Notes: Throughout the following outline, numbers in parentheses (1), (2), (3) will indicate items from the section called Sermon Illumination which may…

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Challenges to the Rhythm of Life

CHALLENGES TO THE RHYTHM OF LIFE by Lindrey Niles Local elder at Capital Memorial Seventh-day Adventist Church in Washington, D.C. He delivered this sermon shortly after a medical condition made it necessary for him to retire from his professorship at Howard University. Theme: In the midst of crises, disappointments, tears and sorrow, our faith can…

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I Still Do

I STILL DO Choosing Each Other Again and Again by Karen & Ron Flowers Directors, Department of Family Ministries, General Conference Author’s note: This marriage strengthening resource is designed specifically for use in Marriage Enrichment Groups (MEGs), but may be adapted to a series of sessions with couples or a weekend retreat. Session 1: Trip…

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