Sermon Topic: Family

God’s Steward

Date: November 8th, 1959  |  Scripture: Luke 19:12-15  |  Topics: Command, Family, Responsibilities, Servant, Sons, Stewardship

He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he migContinue Reading


The Cruel Bramble King

Date: April 3rd, 1960  |  Scripture: Judges 9  |  Topics: Authority, Children, Family, Greed, King, Marriage, Selfishness

And Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem unto his mother’s brethren, and communed with them, and with all the family of the house of his mother’s father, saying, Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether is better for you, either that all the sons of Jerubbaal, which are threescore and ten persons, reign over you, or that one reign over you? remember also that I am your bone and your flesh. And his mother’s brethren spake of him in the ears of all the men of SheContinue Reading


Mother and Son

Date: July 17th, 1960  |  Scripture: 1 Samuel :1-36  |  Topics: Children, Family, Mothers, Son

Dr W.A. Criswell brings the early morning message from the second chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel. The title of the message is Mother and Son. There is the promise of the Lord to Hannah, who does not have a child, that God will give her an answer to her prayer and that she shall have a man-child. We said she did not pray for a boy, as distinct from a girl. She did not ask for a little boy, not wanting a little girl. But the deep spiritual insight of this sainted mother in Israel brought her to hContinue Reading


The Childhood of Solomon

Date: June 25th, 1961  |  Scripture: Psalm 72  |  Topics: David, Family, Heir, Joab, Polygamy, Solomon, Son, Wisdom

A Psalm for Solomon. Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness unto the king’s son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He shall judge the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. He shall come down like rain uponContinue Reading


The Father, the Mother, the Child, the Family

Date: May 6th, 1962  |  Scripture: Psalm 68:6  |  Topics: Children, Family, Father, Mothers

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.


What Shall We Do with the Child

Date: May 6th, 1962  |  Scripture: Judges 13:1-12  |  Topics: Children, Family, Guidance, Parents

And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years. And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bare not. And the angel of the LORD appeared unto the woman, and said unto her, Behold now, thou art barren, and bearest not: but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink,Continue Reading


The Blessing of Christ

Date: December 2nd, 1962  |  Scripture: Luke 24:46-51  |  Topics: Blessing, Family, Obedience, national blessing

And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. AContinue Reading


Weaving the Patterns of Life

Date: May 9th, 1965  |  Scripture: Luke 2:51-52  |  Topics: Children, Family, Godly, Home, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parenting

And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


Weaving the Patterns of Life

Date: May 9th, 1965  |  Scripture: Luke 2:51-52  |  Topics: Children, Elisha, Family, Habits, Home, Influence, Mother's Day, Mothers, Parenting, Prodigal, Samson, Shunnamite, Traditions

And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.


Joseph: Family Appeal Special

Date: March 20th, 1966  |  Scripture: Genesis 44:30-34  |  Topics: Baptism, Children, Church, Family, Joseph, Parents, Responsibilities, Salvation

Now therefore when I come to thy servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life; It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. For thy servant became surety for the lad unto my father, saying, If I bring him not unto thee, then I shall bear the blame to my father for ever. Now therefore, I pray thee, let thyContinue Reading