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Genesis - April 14 | Downtown
Male and Female He Created Them: Part 2 - 9:00 & 10:45am
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    1708 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City, MO 64108, 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?

Why do you think that God limits sexual intimacy to the confines of marriage?

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

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: Gabe Coyle, GabeC@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. If hookups are your thing, Grindr and Tinder offer the prospect of casual sex within the hour. The phrase ‘If something exists, there is porn of it’ used to be a clever internet meme; now it’s a truism. BDSM plays at the local multiplex—but why bother going? Sex is portrayed, often graphically and sometimes gorgeously, on prime-time cable. Sexting is, statistically speaking, normal. … With the exception of perhaps incest and bestiality—and of course nonconsensual sex more generally—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."
- Kate Julian, Atlantic
#1 You do NOT have to have sex to be fully human.
#2 You DO have to be fully married to have sex.
>> God made sex really powerful.
>> Let God’s good idea reshape your sexuality.

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