Studies have shown that the more religious people are, the less comfortable they are talking about sex. This means that Sunday could be awkward because that’s what we’re talking about: sex.
The question is why are we nervous or uncomfortable to discuss sex? Why does everyone else talk about it but we don’t in the church? Why is sex used to sell soap but we become nervous to open a dialogue about it?
Well I think it’s because we get nervous and shy discussing the physical aspect of sex. But in reality sex isn’t just about connecting physically, it’s so much more than that. When you are discussing sex, what you are really talking about deep down is relationships because sex is relational first and physical second.
So on Sunday we are going to look at what does this physical act flow from relationally? How is it meant to function in a relationship? What is God’s plan and design for it? And how does it affect all of us? This sermon isn’t just for married people. This sermon isn’t just for people hoping to have sex. This sermon is for every one of all ages, stage of life, and statuses. This is about what sex says about us and how our relationships work.
So to begin, comment or send me your questions, perspectives, or opinions on sex and the Bible and on Sunday I’ll do my best to answer them and to discover God’s perspective on sex.
P.S. I promise it won’t be awkward for anyone other than me…because my wife’s grandparents are coming…
4 thoughts on “Let’s Talk About Sex…”
Good for you, Andrew! My Bible talks about sex…. a lot! Totally don’t get why the silence other than the fact that silence is the enemy’s best tool in almost everything. If we don’t know truth–that sex is good and God’s plan/design–then the enemy can trick us into believing lies.
Quite frankly, it seems to me that Christians should have the strongest opinions and the best sex if we get how pure, how sacred and how ‘about God’ it is. Within His design it is an act of worship–standing in agreement with His plan at Creation–and an unselfish act of vulnerable love.
As for awkward… I think you preached a message on that at WCMC and said something about awkward being good, or something like that. 🙂
You are right I did preach a message about awkward being good. And you are totally right sex is all through the Bible, and its a big part of our lives so we should be clear on the gift it is and God’s design in it! Isn’t it weird how the more religious people get the more uncomfortable talking about sex they are. It should be the other way around that the close to God we get the more sure we are about his gift and designs for us. So hopefully we can clear some of that up tomorrow!
I believe that it is that way, but totally agree that it shouldn’t be! Little by little we’ll change that. (And, hey, our kids are hearing it at school. Constantly! We better start talking!)
Hats off to you again Andrew, would not miss this one! Bring it!!! Rod