[Background: SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. It is the name for recently approved resource for BC teachers (public and private). You can read all about it at www.sogieducation.org.]. Every Christian should be deeply troubled by the health of the church and our society. Troubled but not frantic. This a response to Christians that, like Chicken Little, believe the sky is falling due to SOGI. First, the sky isn't falling and it is falling. Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky is never really falling (in a chaotic sense) because Jesus is at the helm and He is working an eternal plan that is good. And yet, Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky will fall (is falling) and that in those days (the here and now) Christians will get caught in [...]
1 Corinthians 7 is written as a response to some of the questions/views the church had about sex. Some thought sex was dirty (v.1); while others believed that because it's a sacred act, they shouldn’t stay married (‘one flesh’) with an unbelieving spouse (vv.10-16). Paul’s response is revolutionary for their day and ours as well. First, he says, sex in the context of a Biblical marriage isn’t dirty (vv.2-5). After all, if we remember from chapter six, sex is a gift from God designed to bring us closer to God and our spouse; as well as to show us that oneness with God and our spouse produces life. The Christian view of sex isn’t that it’s dirty, but that it’s sacred. No one on the planet has a higher view of sex than the Christian. We’re not narrow-minded, [...]
Date: July 9, 2017 Text: 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 Speaker: Clint Nelson No one has a higher view of sex than Christians and yet no one needs it less than Christians. That is the message and power of the Gospel as it relates to sex and our relational status.
Date: July 2, 2017 Text: 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Speaker: Clint Nelson The number one reason to flee sexual immorality is because we’re married to Christ.
Date: June 18, 2017 Text: 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Speaker: Clint Nelson Is sex just a natural appetite? If I sleep around does it really matter? The Christian view of sex is often described as narrow-minded, when the reverse is true. Is there more to sex than self-gratification? Listen to part one of understanding the nature, beauty, pleasure, community, life and fruitfulness that is to be had when done God's way.
Date: June 11, 2018 Text: 1 Cor. 5 Speaker: Clint Nelson How we express our sexuality doesn't just impact us, but our church community, and our city. The church community is to take immorality of all kinds seriously - out of love for the individual, health of the church, and blessing of the city. Listen to discover more of God's design for sexuality and the role of the community in bringing beauty through healthy sexuality.