Marriage Retreat Weekend 2019 Video

This is a video from the annual marriage retreat weekend at First Baptist Church in Stephenville. The speakers this year were John and Donna Avant with their program, Valiant Marriage. There were over 50 couples in attendance of different age groups.

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So David went to Baal-perazim and defeated them there and said, “Like a bursting flood, the Lord has burst out against my enemies before me.” Therefore, he named that place the Lord Bursts Out. (2 Samuel 5:20) [What lead up to the Lord bursting out?] All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron…

Give thanks: in the good, in the bad, in the average

Do you ever wonder what God’s will is for your life? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 tells us the answer. “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”  This verse tells us that one part of God’s will for our lives is for us to…


“Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart. Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.And even if our gospel is veiled, it…

A Fixed Focus

“What do you have to live for?” American psychologist William Marston asked three thousand people this question. An astonishing 94 percent were living in the present, but waiting for something in the future. As I look at the choices I make and why I make them, they sometimes reflect the mentality of the 94 percent….