Biblical Messages

THE TALK: 1. Sex: God’s Gift

I figured that, as I approach 7 years in St. Paul’s Church, Nobleton, it’s time we had “the talk”.  I have said very little about sex-related matters in the past seven years, and with society becoming less and less shy about sharing its views, I’m taking the next four weeks to help us discern what the Scriptures have to say about sex issues.

Today, we start by thinking of sex as a gift from God – something some people are surprised to hear from the church.  Based on Genesis 2.4-3.7, you can listen to the message here:

Biblical Messages

TAKE A VOW: Sex – Gross, God, or Gift?

Sex is a topic not often addressed in church.  Our culture still sees it as somehow inappropriate for discussion among God’s people gathered.  And that’s too bad, because the church, by its silence, condones society’s approach – which is decidedly not what Scripture teaches.  The world says we should be free to “hook up, shack up, and break up”, while God calls us to get married, move in together, and then enjoy sex.

This was a difficult message to preach, and perhaps a difficult message to hear, but one that needed to be heard in the context of a series on marriage.

Based on Genesis 2.18-25, 1 Timothy 4.1-5, and Romans 1.18-25, you can listen to “Gross, God, or Gift?” by clicking here.

Feel free to comment.  How have you sought to communicate God’s plan for sex to your kids?  Or what do you wish you had done differently?