April 10, 2017

Sexual Purity

The human experience includes our sexuality. The Bible contains moral guidance on sexual matters. Christ calls his disciples to practice sexual purity in a spirit of freedom, gratitude,and love. This sermon examines biblical texts related to sexual purity. Read the following Bible verses Proverbs 7:6-27; 1 Corinthians 5:1-12; Matthew 5:27-30
April 10, 2017

The Holy Bond

The Seventh Commandment of the Decalogue forbids adultery. This sermon reflects upon the sacred nature of marriage and the story of David's shameful behavior with BathSheba that caused him and his family such heartbreak. Exodus 20:14; 2 Samuel 11:1-5; Mark 10:1-12
April 10, 2017

Lust, Caution

The Old and New Testaments unite in holding marriage as a sacred bond. Jesus' warns of the danger of the leering stare. He seeks to protect women by affirming their full and equal dignity and by preventing them from becoming an mere object of male lust. This sermon focuses on Deuteronomy 24:1-4 and Jesus' challenging words about undisciplined lust in his Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:27-32