Date: June 9, 2019 Text: 1 Cor. 2:1-5; James 5:16 Speaker: Tom Brooks
Date: April 29, 2018 Text: 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 Speaker: Clint Nelson Worshipping Jesus includes loving Him (giving Him) all that we are - including what we do with our body and gender right down to how we dress and style our hair. So if Jesus asks us to honour the opposite sex or cultural sensitivities, out of love for Him, it is our joy to do.
Date: February 4, 2018 Text: Genesis 1,2; Galatians 3:28; 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Speaker: Clint Nelson An introduction to a new series: What does it mean to be a Christian woman in 2018? We begin to look at a biblical view of women. Good Reads: Brown, Daniel A. THE PROBLEM WITH THE PROBLEM WITH WOMEN IN MINISTRY LEADERSHIP. http://ctw.coastlands.org/articles/The%20Problem%20With%20The%20Problem%20With%20Women%20In%20Ministry%20Leadership.pdf Bruce, FF. Women in the Church: a Biblical Survey. Essay in Christian Brethren Review 33 (1982): 7-14. https://theologicalstudies.org.uk/pdf/cbr/women_bruce.pdf Johnson, Alan F. (Ed.). How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership: Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals. Zondervan (Nov. 6 2010). McKnight, Scott. The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible. Zondervan; Revised edition (June 7 2016). Pierce, R.W. (Ed.), Groothuis, R.M. (Ed.). Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity without Hierarchy. Inter-Varsity Press (Aug. 30 2005) Stackhouse, John G. Jr., Finally Feminist: A [...]
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, [...]