Lessons from the Life of Solomon

Written by  Curt Ammons -- Chicago, IL Monday, 17 August 2009 12:20

fall_2007_045.jpgCurt Ammons teaches on the fascinating life of Solomon and the fight for purity.  Certainly we can all learn a great deal from one of the wisest and richest men who ever lived, King Solomon.  (Click here to listen now to Curt's sermon:  "Solomon:  The Fight for Purity".)  But first, Curt shares about how God led him to serve in the youth and family ministry. 

(Curt):  My wife, Heidi, and I have been in the full-time ministry since 1994.  We have three children—Wade, who is 10; Kaileigh, who is seven; and Chase, five.  We love serving in the Youth and Family Ministry in the Chicago Church of Christ; it is truly our passion and joy.  Heidi and I try very hard to “be all about the kingdom."

While we are a very athletic family, we make sure to never put sports before God or His church.  Heidi is a native of Chicago and played basketball and graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  I, however, am a native of Ohio and am currently working on a Bible degree.  We met on a blind date after a good friend told me, even before I had ever met Heidi, “Curt, I found your future wife.”  He was right, and here we are 15 years later, happily married and serving God in the full-time ministry.

conference_pic.jpgAbout five years ago at our summer teen camp, I felt the call from God to devote my full-time attention to our high school ministry.  Previously, I had been serving as a lead evangelist for one of the Chicago Church of Christ Ministry Centers.  To some, this decision might have looked like I decided to “go down the ministry ladder” you might say.  However, I knew at that time that my influence on this group of young men and women would far surpass my influence with the adults I was leading, most of whom were older than me. 

In this sermon entitled “Solomon: The Fight for Purity", I charged the church to look at King David’s and King Solomon’s life in order to see what happened to someone whom you might refer to as the first “Kingdom Kid.” 

At the end of the sermon, I focused heavily on Solomon’s 700 wives and 300 concubines, teaching the congregation that a life of self-living is never truly satisfied.  I also challenged the congregation on the behavior of our teen ministry regarding their physical affection with one another.  I encouraged everyone that we must re-ignite a call to holy living and purity with one another in our fellowship.  I hope you enjoy the sermon.

Click here to listen to the "Solomon:  The Fight for Purity" and to find a series of five morning devotionals on the life of Solomon.

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