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Genesis - April 14 | Brookside
Male and Female He Created Them: Part 2 - 9:00am & 10:45am
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    400 W 67 St, Kansas City, MO 64113, United States
    Saturday 3:00 AM
Week 2 || Genesis || Male and Female He Created Them, Pt. 2
Date: 4.14.19
Text: Gen 1:26-28, 2:18-24

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SCRIPTURE SUMMARY: In Genesis 2:18-24 we see that it is not good for human beings to be isolated and alone. We also see that God created marriage and established boundaries for sexual intimacy.

There are many influences that shape our views of sex, sexuality, and marriage. Who or what have been key shaping influences in your life? Your parents? Our culture? Your teenage friends? Others?

How do you think views on marriage have changed in our society over the past 10 years? What do you think led to these changes?

Read Genesis 2:20-24. Looking at this text, why do think God created marriage?

If someone younger asked you for one piece of advice about sex, what would you tell them? What would you tell them about the purpose of sex?

What does it look like for you to embrace God’s design for sexuality?

Marriage, sexuality, and even friendship are ideally supposed to point us to the most important relationship: Jesus with His church. How have your healthy relationships reminded you of the relationship that God has with us, His people?

Pray that the Lord would allow your group to develop deep community with one another. Also pray that the Lord would give you wisdom to maintain and deepen the close relationships (spouse, family, friends, and neighbors) in your life. In addition, pray that the Lord would strengthen the marriages at our church by his power.
Title: Male and Female He Created Them: Part 2
Scripture: Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-25
Speaker: Paul Brandes, PaulB@ChristCommunityKC.org
“These should be boom times for sex. The share of Americans who say sex between unmarried adults is “not wrong at all” is at an all-time high. New cases of HIV are at an all-time low. Most women can—at last—get birth control for free, and the morning-after pill without a prescription. [...on and on] ...our culture has never been more tolerant of sex in just about every permutation. But despite all this, American teenagers and young adults are having less sex.” - Atlantic, “Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?”
>> You don’t have to have sex to be fully human.
>> You do have to be fully married to have sex.
>> Sex outside of marriage: No!
“When we ignore God’s relational purpose for sex, when we rip sex out of its divinely designed relational context — we hurt ourselves. Even when there are no physical consequences, we hurt ourselves. Sexual sin is like no other sin because your sexuality bridges body and soul. ... Sexual sin undermines future intimacy. Sexual sin creates an obstacle to honesty. Sexual sin is the sin we will be most tempted to hide, the sin we will most likely try to smuggle into future relationships. Sexual sin eventually equates to self-inflicted pain. And I could go on and on. So yes, the New Testament teaches that sex is for married people. Not because God is against sex, but because God is for YOU.” - Andy Stanley
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