Sexuality: Distortion

November 29th, 2015

⌂  Calling Evil Good? ….. Malachi 2:17-18

 

⌂         Grace --------------------Truth

                                 ▲

                          Balance

                                 ▼

          People --------------------Word of God

 

⌂  Design - - - - → Direction - - - - → Distortion

 

    • Does the Creator have the absolute and solitary

        right to determine the distortions of His boundaries?

 

☼  What is Distortion?

   □ Distortion is sinful rebellion against a holy God who has

     designed and given clear directions regarding our sexuality.

     •  I Timothy 1: 8-11

               porneia

         arsenokoites

 

  ☼ The Distortion of Desire

       □  Your Desires …. James 1:14-15

          Your War ….. I Peter 2:11

          Your Body…. Instructions > I Corinthians 6:9-20

   God - Truth - Desire ….

  Wrath ……Romans 1:18-20 

  Becoming a fool ….. Romans 1:21-23

  Truth for a Lie? ….. Romans 1:24-25

  Shame ….. Romans 1:26-27 

◊  Depravity …. Romans 1:28-32

   7  Things Jesus Would Say to those who Distort Sexuality

             ╬ I love you……  Romans 5:8

       ╬ I understand rejection ….  Luke 18:31-33

  ╬ I also was tempted ….  Hebrews 2:17-18

  ╬ I want more for you…. I Timothy 2: 3-4

  ╬ I will be here for you….. I Peter 5:7

    I will forgive you….. Colossians 2:13-15

  ╬ I can transform you…..  I Corinthians 6:9-11 / II Corinthians 3:18

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Love Is All You Need

November 22nd, 2015

“Love”… a cultural buzzword      

 

                Matthew 24:12

                I John 3:18

                II Corinthians 13:5

 

Love has boundaries

 

                I John 1:5

                Proverbs 13:24

 

Truth & love… hand & glove

 

                Ephesians 4:14-15

                I Corinthians 13:6

                John 17:17 & 8:32

 

Love desires health & growth for the one loved

 

                Ephesians 4:15

                John 14:6 & 1:4

 

Love challenges, provokes

 

                Proverbs 27:17

                Mark 10:20-22

                Galatians 4:16

                Proverbs 27:6

 

Love overcomes fear

 

                I John 4:18

 

Love is humble

 

                Matthew 7:5

                John 1:14  

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Sexuality: Direction

November 15th, 2015

● Design →  Direction →  Distortion 

  

● Created  →   in the Image of God  

                    →   Gender 

 →   One Flesh = Marriage 

 

☼  Boundaries ….. Genesis 2:24-25 

 

□  Single … I Corinthians 7:25-28 /  32-35 

 

        “We follow a Savior who created sexuality 

                 ….but never got married or had sex, yet  

                 lived life to the full.” 

 

  □  Married …. Ephesians 5:21-33 

 

    ◊  Marriage was designed to reflect God’s glory. 

 

    ◊  God spoke the design & direction of marriage 

                  into existence. 

    

   ◊ God performs the two become one flesh union. 

 

   ◊ Marriage is a symbol of Christ & the church. 

 

⌂  Defining Real Love…. 

 

     Eros          ↔     Agape  

             romantic             divine 

 

    ⌂ The Real Test of Love…. I Corinthians 13:4-8a  

 

 ☼ Crash  

 

⌂ The Fall …. Genesis 3  

 

Sin always cause distortion 

 

⌂ Divorce …. Matthew 19:1-12 

 

     □ Questioning Jesus 

 

□  Two Rabbis’ > Hillel /  Shammai 

 

 

☼ Worship God….not Marriage  …. II Corinthians 5:14-15 

 

► Change Your Marriage! 

 

     1.  Fire Your Inner Lawyer. 

 

     2.  Prepare to Run to Jesus. 

 

     3.  Ask →  How can I make your life better? 

 

     4.  Learn to express gratitude. 

  

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Sexuality : Design

November 8th, 2015

⌂  Biblical Sexuality  ←← →→ Cultural Sexuality


⌂  Starting Point 

    God                            Man         
      ↓                                 ↓
    Man                             god
                    God 
                      ↓
                   Bible
                     ↓
                  Man


☼  4 Lies Our Culture Tells Us About Sex (Relevant 2/2015)
   
     1. The context of sex doesn’t matter.

      2. Sex is an act of taking, rather than an act of giving.

      3. Sex is a physical, one dimensional experience.

      4. We cannot control sex, because it controls us. 


☼  imago Dei …. Genesis 1:26

      ► A divine counsel precedes the creation of man!


      ●  Image →  tselem…. “to carve or cut off”
          Likeness →  Demuth…. “refers to similairity”


                      
      ╬  We are carved from the image of God to be similar to Him.







☼  Sexuality ….. Genesis 1:27

     ►  Human sexuality is grounded in the imago Dei.


□ Ephesians 4:24          □  Colossians 3:10


     ⌂  3 Powerful Truths (David Semands – Healing of Memories)

1. Our sexuality is at the heart of our identity.


2. Sex is a very powerful emotion.


3. Sexual feelings can be the most contradictory emotions
               we humans experience.


☼  Creation …. Genesis 2:7



☼  Gender / Family /Marriage …. Genesis 2:21-25

• The creation of boundaries.


• Does the Creator have the absolute and solitary right
              to define the purpose for what He has created?


☼              Truth                                       Chaos
                    ↓                                                ↓
       Bible                                       Culture 

1. God created you in His image         1. You evolved.
2. God gave you gender.                     2. You determine you gender.
3. God gives you purpose & identity.  3. You determine purpose & identity. 
4. God gives us the gift of sex and      4. You determine who you have sex
    the boundaries to protect us.               with –no boundaries.   
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Suffering part 2… Presence

November 1st, 2015

Jesus’ diary… Psalms 22:1-3

 

 

 

 

“How distressed I am”… Luke 12:50

 

            Luke 22:44

Mathew 26:36-44

            Luke 19:10

Mark 10:45

            Mathew 16:21-23

 

 

 

 

Jesus our brother… Hebrews 2:9-18

 

            Hebrews 5:8

 

            Psalms 34:18

 

            Hebrews 4:14-16

 

 

 

 

Comfort-- pay it forward… II Corinthians 1:3-4

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