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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