April 8th 2018 (Goehner Sermon)




Eph. 1:19-20 – And His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of His mighty strength which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead.

Stress Points of Every Relationship

Unexpected differences.

Unmet needs.

Unforgiven mistakes.

Three Areas We Need Strength In

Strength to fathom our mate’s differences.

I Cor. 2:11 – No one can really know what anyone else is really thinking, or what He’s really like except that person himself.

I Peter 3:7 – Husbands, you should try to understand the wife you live with.

Prov. 24:3 – Homes are built on the foundation of wisdom and understanding.

James 1:5 – If you lack wisdom, you should ask God who gives to all generously.




Strength to fulfill our mate’s needs.

I Cor. 7:3 – The man should fulfill his duty and the woman should fulfill her duty as a wife and each should satisfy each other’s needs.

Phil. 2:4 – Look out for each other’s interest, not just your own.

Phil 2:13 – God, who is at work within you, will give you the will and the power to achieve His purpose.

Strength to forgive our mate’s mistakes.

Prov. 21:19 – It’s better to dwell in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging woman.

Eph. 4:31 – Let there be no more bitter resentment or anger, no more shouting or slander and let there be no bad feelings of any kind among you.

Eph. 4:32 – Be gentle and ready to forgive, never hold grudges. Remember He forgave you, so you must forgive others.

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