Sex According To Jesus
6/9/19 - Jordan Adams
Cultural claims to sex:
(a) It's a natural desire, so live however you want. If you want something, you should have it.
(b) What’s the big deal? Sex is normal, so it’s not a big deal.
How have you personally bought into the lies listed above that God does not want good for you when it comes to the boundaries He has put in place, through His word, regarding sex? Are there any other lies you believe about God’s design for sex?
Share a time you’ve had victory over a lie you have believed regarding God’s design of sex. How did God help you to operate in truth in this example?
Read 1 Corinthians 6:16-17. Discuss these two verses in their context and talk about how this is a picture of how Christ sees us. How does this reality change the way you see sex?
Jordan shared that sex is an analogy of a far greater reality that we are welded to Jesus and we have become one with Him. Read 1 Corinthians 2:16, Colossians 3:1-4 and 2 Peter 1:3-4. Take time to meditate on the truths in these verses and stop, pray and simply thank God for the mystery of this amazing truth. How can this truth bring contentment?
How is Proverbs 5:15-23 both a picture of how we should view sex in marriage and how sexual immorality is cheating on Christ?
Encourage a time of both repentance as well as encouragement that Jesus’ declaration over us is more real than our past sin. (2 Corinthians 11:2)
If it comes up that someone in your group needs help (talking to someone one on one, crisis line, counseling, therapy, support group, legal things, etc.) related to a sexual assault/abuse, we have a confidential sexual assault counselor who attends Salt City. She is trained and certified in MN and we would love to connect them with her.