Watch with me: Week 1

21 Feb

In this series opener, Pastor Judah talks about God’s design and intent for sex. Our culture has distorted sexuality, but rather than pointing fingers, we must display God’s compassion and grace. That’s where the road to recovery begins.

(Click here to watch the full message)

I just want to point out some main thoughts to remember, and things that stuck out to me as particularly important.

1. God and sex go together.

God is the inventor and creator of sex! He has a purpose for it and thoughts about it. Since he created it, it is best used in the context he created it for. We see in Genesis 2:22-27 that his context is between a man and wife. Sex out of God’s context will always bring shame, disappointment, and embarrassment.

 2. Something has gone terribly wrong.

We live in a world where children are sold as sex slaves every day and pornography is normal for kids as young as 10. There is no doubt that something is wrong. This issue of sexuality and the perversion of it have affected us all in one way or another. But just recognizing that there is a problem isn’t enough. What are we going to do about this epidemic?

 3. It starts with compassion.

Our first reaction must be compassion in order to help people suffering from sex- related issues. Compassion is the precursor to breaking the silence. We learn this from Jesus. Although many people of his day were embarrassed, Jesus allows a prostitute to wipe his feet with her hair because he has compassion for her (Luke 7). Although her sins were many, her love was great and that is what really matters.

 4. “Them” or “You”?

We need to level the playing field. Apart from God’s grace and forgiveness we are no different than the prostitute, porn addict, or child molester we see on the street. We are all sinners. There is no totem pole of sins. We are busy ranking sins while people are hurting and dying around us. We have to realize when we see people: that could have, should have, and would have been us- if it weren’t for the grace of God. We must become a community of compassion and unconditional grace to ALL people, no matter how far in sin they are. Freely we’ve received, freely we must give.

 

What I took from this message may be different than what you did. What stood out to you?

 

 

One Response to “Watch with me: Week 1”

  1. Sarah February 28, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    Good one Aim!! #4 Is a good point of Gods grace that we all need to hear! :)

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