Christian Courtship or Dating Biblically â€“ I define as a mature relationship of man and woman both under the headship of Christ and the daughter especially under the loving headship (provision, protection) of her father until given by him at a wedding, at which point her covenant headship and loving leadership is transferred to her husband: 1. passionately in love above all else with God's Son 2. parentally involved among God's people 3. purposefully considering marriage for God's glory 4. principle driven by God's Word 5. purity guarding for God's best (last 3 will be considered further in future parts of sermon series)
Loving and Honoring Authority (as illustrated in the book of Ruth and taught throughout Godâ€™s Word): I. Loving and honoring the authority of the Lord and His Word is the most important starting point a. The LORD is over all, working through all, and in all, and must be acknowledged above all b. The LORD must be loved above all c. The LORDâ€™s Word must be followed above all
II. The LORDâ€™s authority is honored by youth honoring parents and other God-ordained authorities a. Biblically the protective authority over a daughter until marriage is her father normally
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Pastor Phil Layton is committed to expository preaching, the sufficiency of Scripture for ministry and all of life, the doctrines of grace, spreading a passion for a high view of God and His Word, and pursuing a ministry that is Scripture-saturated, Christ-centered,...