Sermon: “Three Steps to an Enjoyable Marriage” (Esther 1:1-22)

I started a sermon series through the Old Testament book of Esther yesterday. The overarching theme of the book is that God providentially cares for His people even when He seems nowhere to be found.

But, each week will focus on various sub-themes. Yesterday’s sermon was on marriage. We looked at chapter 1, viewed an extremely dysfunctional marriage that ended horribly, and drew from it three action steps to improve our own marriage.

(As I look back over the sermon, I realize that while I gave plenty of biblical principles and quoted quite a few Bible verses, I believe that I should have been more intentional about attaching Biblical texts to the points I was making. As much as I want to avoid sounding like I am simply giving advice, that is the natural outcome of a sermon that needed more Bible verse citations. I won’t make the same mistake next Sunday.)

You can download my sermon notes by clicking this link: “Three Steps to an Enjoyable Marriage” (Esther 1:1-22)

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I have an incredible wife that God gave to me on May 10, 1997. Since then, the Lord has blessed us with three wonderful boys. I am also the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Polk City, Florida.

2 thoughts on “Sermon: “Three Steps to an Enjoyable Marriage” (Esther 1:1-22)

  1. I too have an incredible spouse! My husband and I have 54 years of marriage under our belts! I love my husband and he loves me! Yes – Jesus lives and abides in our lives as well every day. We both make sacrifices for each other, we both make mistakes but quickly recognize our errors and apologize and ask forgiveness. We always forgive each other. We listen to the Bible together, on trips mostly. We have prayer together at meals but not otherwise. I am committing to having prayer together with my husband since your sermon. Thank you for this reminder that we can always improve and share our marital relationship withJesus more often! 💕🙏

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