Ephesians 5:22-33: Love and Submission?

Such a reviled word, submission.  Given a different worldview, which concerns itself for others, we set aside our desires and rights for the benefit of another.  Now, this is part […]

Genesis 2:18-24: 50th Wedding Anniversary Service for Bob and Karen Sands

The next time you want to hear a good love story, you don’t have to rent a “chick flick” DVD or watch it on Netflix. Neither do you have to […]

1 Corinthians, Lesson 9: Marriage and Divorce; the Gift of Celibacy and Sexuality

Paul still continues to deal with the topic of sexuality, but now within the context of marriage. We find that 1 Corinthians chapter 7 is in a chiastic structure: A […]

Sermon for the Wedding of Richard Bell and Diane Sancken

Our pastor had the joy of joining Rick Bell and Diane Sancken in holy matrimony at Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri. They are members of an LC-MS congregation in northern […]

Ephesians 5:22-33; John 2:1-11: The Church as the Bride of Christ

Who, are what, is more significant, Christ or the Church?  Who is to have the greater glory and honor?  I know that’s a trick question.  For if you are to […]

Holy Matrimony of Brandon Ponce and Jessica Marmon

This is a beautiful wedding story.  Both Brandon and Jessica are members of a sister congregation, Holy Cross in Collinsville, Illinois.  However, they wanted to be married here in Kimberling […]

God’s Purposes in Marriage

As I prepare to marry a young couple, I contemplate again God’s reasons for marriage.  Marriage is for companionship.  It is also for the procreation of children.  But largely forgotten […]