Preparing for Next Week’s Message
This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on July 21, 2019:
- SUNDAY: Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5,
- MONDAY: 1 Timothy 1,
- TUESDAY: Ephesians 4,
- WEDNESDAY: Malachi 3,
- THURSDAY: 1 Kings 21,
- FRIDAY: Proverbs 16,
- SATURDAY: Luke 19,
Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon
Sermon Series: Freedom, Life, Health Sermon Title: Sacred Sexuality
Delivered On: July 14, 2019
“You shall not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14)
Thank God for the gift of male and female and for His good plan for us as sexual people. Pray for marriages you care about (including your own if you are married) and ask for God’s blessing and presence in each marriage. Pray for God’s healing and restoration on broken marriages you care about.
Boundary Check: If you are married, make a list of 3-5 helpful boundaries you already have, or should have, to protect your marriage. Talk with your spouse about these, refine them, pray over them, and then live with these and see how God blesses you for this wise decision.
Small Group Discussion
Tell about one boundary that parents set for their children that is helpful, good, and leads to a better life (but sometimes kids do not understand it).
Why can we call sexuality “sacred” when we view it through a biblical lens? What do you imagine God thinks about our sexuality?
Read: Exodus 20:14. What are some reasons that God gives this specific commandment and how does sexual faithfulness actually lead to freedom and health in a marriage?
What are things in our culture, the media, and modern thinking that can encourage people to ignore this commandment?
Read: Matthew 5:27-30. Jesus takes this commandment and expounds on it. How does Jesus give clarity to the commandment and call us to more than just physical fidelity?
What are practical ways that modern day people can set up boundaries and behaviors that will protect us from sexual temptation?
Why is it important for Christians to be kind, loving, and gracious even when we disagree with how a person is living? How was Jesus an example of this kind of lifestyle?
How can a church hold to the biblical teaching on sexuality, but still love, reach out to, and extend grace to people who are living outside of God’s plan for sexually?