God’s View of Sexuality

HS 4This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I began our series “Holy Sexuality” with a message entitled “God’s View of Sexuality.” The message was my attempt to lay the foundations for our next few weeks, by providing a clear approach to the story of God revealed in Scripture and how that relates to our sexuality in contrast to other cultural stories by which we could order our lives.

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.

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4 Failures of the Church:

  1. Silence: failure to speak adequately on these issues
  2. Battle: failure to move beyond the “Culture War” mentality
  3. “Happily Ever After”: failure to convey a view of relationships rooted in reality yet hopeful
  4. Rejection: failure to love those struggling or those with different views


The Stories We Live By

  • Cultural stories
  • The (abridged) 2-chapter gospel story
  • The 4-chapter gospel story


Creation: The Image of God, Holy Longing, and Human Sexuality (Gen 1:27-28; 2:22-25)

The Image of God and holy longing

Longing for relationship

Longing for delight

Longing for union

Longing for procreation


Fall: Living in Reality about Human Brokenness and Sexuality (Gen 2:25; Rom 3:22-23; Rom 1:24-32)

The power of sin

The power of shame

The power of unrealized longing


Redemption: Beginning Again with the Savior (Rom 3:24-26; Eph 2:1-10; Jn 7:53-8:11)

The power of Jesus’ physical death and resurrection

The power of forgiveness

The power of healing


Restoration: The Hope of All Things Being Made New (Rev 21:1-5; 2 Cor 5:1-2; Rom 8:25)

All things made new

Living in between redemption and restoration


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