Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sunday Recap

Every Sunday seems to be busy these days. But yesterday may have been one of the busiest. Left the house yesterday morning at 8:30 and didn't walk back in the front door til almost 10:00 last night. Here are some of the highlights of yesterday's Marriage for Dummies worship gathering at Reveal:
  • We kicked off the worship with a video from Worship House Media called "Now Is the Time." I thought it was a great intro to the gathering and got a lot of positive feedback from it.
  • The band had a great worship set planned that wrapped up with a version of "I'll Stand By You" which I first remember from The Pretenders but was later covered by Carrie Underwood.
  • We made a transition from music to message with a video that Hunter Platt did using the Plain White T's song "1,2,3,4." (See below). As always, he did a very good job, although he did get the length of my marriage wrong. For the record, Marjorie and I have been married 19 years, 9 months, 11 days, 21 hours and 10 minutes as I type this.
  • Steve sermon focused on why men and women need each other using Genesis 2:18-24 as his text.
  • "God was hands-on in Adam and Eve's relationship. He wants to be hands-on in our marriages and relationships."
  • "Most of the problems in marriage are caused because we make marriage about 'me' instead of about our spouse."
  • "If you care about your spouse, you don't use or deny your spouse out of selfishness or ignorance" - Willard Harley, His Needs Her Needs
  • "Marriage is a relationship of mutual ministry."
  • Steve also used Harley's book His Needs Her Needs to highlight the five most important needs of men and women in relationships.
  • Men's five greatest needs - sexual fulfillment, recreational companionship, attractive spouse, domestic support, admiration
  • Women's five greatest needs - affection, conversation, honesty, financial support, family commitment
We had another great Sunday at Reveal. Attendance has been very good this month which has led to some awesome times of worship. Next week, we will continue our Marriage for Dummies series. If you need to catch up, check out www.marriagefordummies.net.

-- Peace, Jamie

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