Sex in Church.
Why did we do a sermon on human sexuality?
- The Bible is not silent on this issue of SEX. God’s Word talks about everyday life issues.
- I am not going to be silent on this topic of SEX.
- I want to teach you how to find answers on challenging topics.
- I want to force you to get comfortably uncomfortable.
We live in a defiled culture. It is no different in church. Because the church has failed to address human sexuality we have suffered some pretty radical outcomes. You may be thinking, “I can’t believe we are talking about this in church.” My response is “it is about time.” If we want our children and single adults to maintain sexual purity we have to talk about it … if we want our marriages to be happy and fulfilling then we need to address these issues.
Let’s go all the way back to the beginning. God creates Adam. Then God recognizes Adam needed companionship – a partner. So God starts by making animals – he brings them to Adam to get their names – Adam and a platypus – not gonna work! Adam and a bear – not happening! So there is no partner suitable for Adam. So he puts Adam to sleep and creates Eve – the perfect woman. Listen to Genesis 2:25: “The man and his wife were both naked; they felt no shame.” Follow me. Adam had never seen a woman before … never viewed porn … never heard of sex … and yet still he was attracted – not only attracted but he felt no shame being naked? Why? The attraction did not come from the bare body … it came because God put them together.
Here’s the reality: The church has taught us what NOT TO when it comes to sex. Our culture has taught us HOW TO … but the Church should be telling us WHY TO, WHEN TO and WHO TO have sex with.
So let’s go back to the beginning again. Genesis 1:26 – “Let us make man in OUR own image …” You are created in the image and likeness of God … by God! He made the first humans … and he has continued making us through the act of what? SEX.
Genesis 4:1: “Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to Cain, she said, “With the Lord’s help, I have produced a man!” There is something here that you cannot miss … “with the Lord’s help, I have produced a man” … meaning that God gave me this gift of sex and look what it produced. Then there are two others mentions of sex in Genesis 4. So yes, God made us sexual. So that means sex is spiritual.
The problem is we have messed up human sexuality and we have littered it with our manmade version. God made us sexual! It is a gift to be treasured, valued and given to your spouse!
That gift of sex is really for 3 reasons:
- Identification – sex is designed to identify you with your spouse – not your boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancé.
- Procreation – to make babies – “Be fruitful and multiply” simply means have sex and make some babies.
- Recreation – Not gonna lie, “Sex is fun.” It can and should be a magical experience when done the right way – God’s way!!!
Here’s the thing – this God-given gift must be used in a God-given way.