June 27, 2022 | Part of the God & Sexuality series.
Culture’s view of sex and it’s message to us is that sex is no different than any other drive, interest, or desire within you. Therefore, sex should be pursued and satisfied however you please. One of the main messages that kids are being taught is that sex is a natural drive and it’s for your own pleasure, so pursue it any way you like. But what is God’s vision for sex? Did He want people to only be concerned about pleasing themselves?
June 21, 2022 | Part of the God & Sexuality series.
Culture is discipling us regarding sexuality; it’s teaching an LGBTQ+ view and is demanding that you believe, accept and embrace these views as normal, good and healthy. All of those letters describe ways to identify your sexuality and your sexual practices: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, +. The + stands for the dozens and dozens of ways people can now identify according to the current mental health professionals, CDC, the Academy of Pediatrics and others. How did all this gender confusion come about? What does Genesis 1&2 tell us about how humankind was created? Image used under license from Freestock.com
June 13, 2022 | Part of the God & Sexuality series.
What is the cause of sexual deviation? Where does it come from and why is it so pervasive in our society? There’s so much diversity in what people now say is acceptable, right, and true. Some would say what we’re talking about this month isn’t deviation because they believe it’s perfectly fine and in line with their way of thinking. To them, it’s just one of many options because they believe there’s more than one variation when it comes to sex. Where do we go to find answers to these important questions and how do we know who’s right? Image used under license from Freestock.com
June 6, 2022 | Part of the God & Sexuality series.
During pride month, we are barraged with multitudes of LGBTQ+ messages in the form of tv commercials, radio ads, songs, movies, athletic events, parades, flags, bumper stickers, speeches by political leaders, and on and on. The messaging will urge you and attempt to convince you to embrace LGBTQ+ sexuality as normal, good, healthy and even something that you yourself should pursue. These messages will be delivered as though it is the truth about sexuality. The question is, are those ideas really the truth? Or do they miss the mark and actually lead you on a path away from truth and toward something that ultimately is not good for your life? Image used under license from Freestock.com
May 23, 2022 | Part of the In Search Of One series.
Multitudes of people followed Jesus as he traveled and ministered throughout the land. His following grew daily as He made people’s lives better everywhere He went. Jesus invites each of us into something more than just traveling with Him. He invites us to enter into a deep and intimate relationship with Him but also advises us to count the costs because there are conditions to true discipleship. One’s loyalty to Jesus must come before his loyalty to his family or even to life itself. What do you love? What have you devoted yourself to? What do you deeply value, so much that you build everything around it?