1 – A Confused Heart
1. Love, Relationships and Sex is Everywhere
Result: High knowledge, low wisdom
2. Sexual messages are confusing
Result: Alone, Confused, Frightened
1. God created man and woman
“He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man. “At last!” the man exclaimed. “This one is bone from my bone, and flesh from my flesh! She will be called ‘woman,’ because she was taken from ‘man.’” Genesis 2:20-23
2. God invented love, relationships and even sex
“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one. Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” Genesis 2:24-25
3. God planned for your future
“You’ve heard it from the scriptures from the beginning God made them male and female. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife and the two are united. They are no longer two, but one. Let no one separate them for God has joined them together.” Matthew 19:4-6
“…so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. Then each of you will control your body and live in holiness and honor. Not in lustful passion as the pagans do in their ignorance of God and his ways.” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
“All of us have strayed away like sheep. We have left God’s paths to follow our own.” Isaiah 53:6
“Leave your simple ways and you will live. Walk in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:6
My commitment is to care enough to find the truth.
- Where would you say that your heart is most confused about these topics?
- What are some of those specific confusing issues?
- Do you feel okay talking about these topics here at church? With friends? With your parents? Why or why not?
- Why is knowing God’s original design so important?
- Todd talked about truth tonight. How does truth in these area impact your decisions and your future?