Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 2


Gospel Shaped Sexuality

2 – Relational Pursuit

2/13/19

1.  Relational preparation must come before relational pursuit.

“… For behold, the winter is past; the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.” (Song of Solomon 2:11-12)

2.  Relational practice understands Godly pursuit.

“The voice of my beloved! Behold, he comes, leaping over the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Behold, there he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, looking through the lattice.Read the rest

Gospel Shaped Sexuality – Week 1


Gospel Shaped Sexuality

1 – Magnetic Attraction

2/6/19

1.  Godly Character

“The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s. [SHE] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.” (Song of Solomon 1:1-3)

Reputation is what others think you are.  Character is who you really are.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33)

2.  Growing Trust

“I am very dark, but lovely, O daughters of Jerusalem, like the tents of Kedar, like the curtains of Solomon.Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 4


Baggage Claim

4 – Cutting Loose Control

1/30/19 (HS)

Theme verse“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

“In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary. Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 3


Baggage Claim

3 – Putting Down the Past

1/23/19 (HS)

Theme Verse: “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

Although we can’t change our past, God can change our future.

Denial of Peter – …At that moment, “the Lord turned and looked at Peter.” (Luke 22:61)

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Regret

1.  Because of your past, you are unforgivable.Read the rest

Baggage Claim – Week 2


Baggage Claim

2 – Bagging Bitterness

1/16/19 (HS)

Theme Verse: Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;” (Hebrews 12:14-15)

You can’t control what people do, but you can control how you respond.

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Baggage Claim – Week 1


Baggage Claim

1 – Dropping Distractions

1/9/19 (HS)

Theme verse“Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” (Romans 8:17-18)

The devil doesn’t need to destroy you if he can distract you.

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. Read the rest

Battlefield – Week 3


BATTLEFIELD

3 – Caught in the Crossfire

5/16/18 (HS)

Big Idea: You can’t control conflict, but you can control yourself.

When conflict happens around us, even if it has nothing to do with us, it affects us.

  1. We try to fix it.
  2. We try to flee it.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27)

You can choose to focus on the conflict or you can choose to focus on trusting Him to get you through it.Read the rest

Battlefield – Week 2


BATTLEFIELD

2 – Good and Angry

5/2/18 (HS)

“Anger is not a problem to solve. It’s a human capacity – like sex, happiness and sorrow. It is a complex human response to a complex world. And like all human capacities and responses, it sometimes works well, but too often goes bad.  Anger creates problems.  But having and expressing the right kind of anger in the right way is a good goal.” (David Powlison in Good and Angry)

Big Idea:Our response to anger can keep us out of danger.

4 ways we deal with anger:

  1. Incredible Hulk
  2. The Stuffer
  3. The “Everything Is Great” Person
  4. Stealth Attacker

“Fools give vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.” (Proverbs 29:11)

It doesn’t really matter if you can get away with your anger.Read the rest

Battlefield – Week 1


BATTLEFIELD

1 – Let’s Fight

5/2/18 (HS)

2 ways we handle conflict:

  1. The way it’s been modeled for you.
  2. The same way as the person on the other side of the battle line.

The reality is that when it comes to conflicts in our lives, we love to be right

The more we fight to be right or prove we’re right, the more our relationships suffer.

Big Idea:Making peace > Making a point.

“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”  (Ephesians 4:1-3)

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Real Faith – Week 6


Real Faith: living as the people of God

6 – All about Contentment

4/25/18 (HS)

Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things. If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing.Read the rest