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.
Confession is scary. For both parties. No one wants to confess their sin, but when done well, it leads to deeper trust and love. In the first Parkside Roundtable, Clint sits down with Tom & Sharlene Brooks to start a conversation on what confession in marriage looks like. Tom is a counselor. Sharlene is a cop. They’ve been through the ups and downs of marriage and have learned a few things along the way that will be a help to every listener. We’re praying that the fruit of this recording would be healthier marriages and homes. Would you join us in praying for those that listen and for our own hearts, that we would have the courage to live in the light and experience the beauty of living life in light of the cross.