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Sexpectations: Sex Is Unnecessary
To many people today, a 30-year-old virgin is a fascinating species. Is he dying inside? Is he repressed and frustrated? Ask Jesus. He was fully man in every way, a sexual being, yet fully content to be sexless. Jesus proves that sex is not required for a satisfying life, which is thrilling news for singles, divorcees, widows, and couples struggling with their sex lives. Having a joyful connection to God makes sex a good but unnecessary gift from God.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Fiery
Like fire, sex must be treated with a healthy fear. Mess around with one flame and you might get hurt. Mess around with one night and you might get hurt worse. This message explores the Bible’s loving warnings about sex, showing Gods’ loving and fatherly heart and why he restricts sex to the commitment of marriage.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Work
So often we expect sex to be easy, just like in the movies. But that expectation leads to pressure, frustration, and disillusionment with others. God, on the other hand, expects sex to be the result of a process of love and respect. The apostle Paul’s classic words to husbands and wives aren’t mainly about sex, but they are the key to true intimacy.
Sexpectations: Sex Is Good
In the beginning, when everything was very good, there was sex. God’s idea. God’s invention. God’s gift to husband and wife. In a world where too many of us have been victims of sexual sin or victims of an anti-sex church culture, we need the reminder that sex by God’s design is still very good.
Thinking of Having an Abortion? What Happens if I Get One?
Maybe you’re thinking ahead and wondering what would happen if you went through with an abortion anyway. . . . It will hurt.
Thinking of Having an Abortion? Because Life Will Become Harder?
Maybe you’re thinking of the life impact of a baby and how it changes everything. And you’re just not ready for that.
Thinking of Having an Abortion? Because You Think You’ll Be All Alone?
Maybe you think that if you bring a baby into this world, you’ll be all alone. And so an abortion would be easier?
Thinking of Having an Abortion? Who Knows There’s a Baby There?
Maybe right now you’re thinking it’s early in the pregnancy and now’s the time to do it because no one will know. But is that true, that no one will know?
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Church
Statistically, whether we know it or not, all of us know and love someone who has been abused. And all of us know and love someone who has been abusive. So how can we be a blessing to both? How can we comfort, confront, and bring healing to our circle of influence? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive
What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God’s wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused
Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.
The Bible and Homosexuality
Does the Bible speak clearly about homosexuality and whether it is okay or wrong? Watch the entire series from this past week as Pastor Jeremy answers this question by digging into the Bible.