Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sex and Marriage

Last week, I preached from 1 Corinthians 7:1-9.  I tried to encourage us to view sex, in the context of marriage, as an act of worship where spouses are able to serve one another and glorify God through the gift of sexual intimacy.  If you missed the sermon, here is a link to watch online.

Also here is the video that was shown before the sermon.

Here is one way we were encouraged to fight lusting after others:

If you see another married person that you begin to be attracted to and lust after, if that person becomes a means of satisfying all your disgruntled thoughts regarding your spouse or present relationships, then don’t forget two things: 1. Your perception of them is skewed. You are blinded by your lust and you are overlooking that they are filled with faults too, and 2. You are forgetting that they are already one with another person. When someone sees me they must immediately see Dana.  We are one.  When I see Pastor Travis’ wife Julie I also should immediately think about Travis. They are inseparable.  They are one in the same.  May we remember the powerful union of marriage and the superior satisfaction that Christ is, compared to anything else we could crave.

This week we will continue our study of 1 Corinthians. Pastor Travis will be preaching through verses 10-24 of chapter 7. Join us as we deal with issues of contentment and “seek to find hope through pressing life circumstances that tend to grasp us and fling our hearts toward discontentment and despair.” -PT

And of course we will sing together. Get ready for our service by listening or downloading these songs!

At the Cross by Daniel Renstrom  Listen or Download
The Glories Of Calvary By Steve and Vicki Cook   Listen or Download
We Give Thanks by Jon Owens  Listen or Download
Stronger by: Benjamin David Fielding and Reuben Timothy Morgan   Listen or Download
Only Jesus by Doug Plank Listen or Download
Psalm 103 by Zach Jones  Listen or Download

See you on Sunday!


Our Body is For the Lord

Last week I preached a message titled “Our Body is For the Lord,” from 1 Corinthians 6:9-20.  If you missed the sermon,here is a link to listen or watch online.

This week we are continuing our study of 1 Corinthians. Our sermon text for this week is 1 Corinthians 7:1-9. The sermon will focus on the idea that

“Sex is gift from God for the context of marriage. It is meant to be an act of worship to God where spouses serve one another. It is never meant to be ultimate- an idol where people demand services to fulfill a lustful craving that has replaced God as supreme in their hearts. Come this week to read through, pray through and think through 1 Cor 7:1-9 where we discover what God has to say about sex and it’s beautiful design for intimacy in marriage. May God purify his church by creating God-honoring passionate marriages.”

Here are some quotes from the sermon:

Tim Keller- “Under every behavioral sin is the sin of idolatry. And under every act of idolatry is a disbelief in the gospel.”

Thomas Chalmers- How Do I flee sexual immorality and use my body for the Lord. Chalmers says, “What we need is the expulsive power of a new affection.”

 

Here are a few songs we will sing this week during our time of corporate worship through song:

Bless the Lord (Son of Man), Owens  Listen or Download

Laden with Guilt and Full of Fears, Watts, McCracken   Listen or Download

I Will Glory in my Redeemer, Cook  Listen or Download

Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, Redman   Listen Download

See you on Sunday!