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Our human sexuality is such a major part of who we are it is important we understand it from a biblical perspective. Embarrassment means we often quickly brush over such issues, but this does not prepare us for our everyday lives as Christians. In this short series we will be looking at a number of key issues related to our sexuality and questions will be provided for further reflection in Life Groups.

Part 1: Sexuality and Spirituality

by Chris Mellor January 12, 2020 10:30am

Genesis 2:4-25

A Christian should not separate sexuality from spirituality. The Bible celebrates human sexuality. In creation we find our maleness and femaleness is at the very centre of our true humanity. Our ability to love and be loved is intimately related to our creation in the image of God. To eliminate relationship from sexuality is to make sex trivial.

Part 2: Sexuality and Singleness

by Chris Mellor January 19, 2020 10:30am

1 Corinthians 7:25-40

One of the great challenges of the Christian faith today is to integrate sexuality and spirituality within the context of the single life. The church must help singles grapple with their sexuality with honesty and integrity. What does the Bible teach about sex outside of marriage? What do Jesus and Paul teach about the status of the Christian who is single?

Part 3: Sexuality and Marriage

by Chris Mellor January 26, 2020 10:30am

Ephesians 5:21-32

Marriage is a great gift of God. It is to be received reverently and nurtured tenderly. It should not be elevated above the gift of the single life but nor should its importance be underestimated. What is the basis of marriage? What is the character of marriage? What is the place of sex in marriage?

Part 4: What the Bible Teaches About Divorce and Remarriage

by Chris Mellor February 16, 2020 10:30am

Matthew 19:1-9

All marriages face times of sorrow and pain, but sometimes the sorrow seems too heavy and the pain too great. In such circumstances what should Christians do? What ‘hopeful tomorrow’ is there for those who are divorced? Can they or should they look forward to the possibility of remarriage? These are really important questions for those who want to do what is right.

Part 5: Dealing with Pornography

by Chris Mellor February 23, 2020 10:30am

Matthew 5:27-30

79% of men and 76% of women look at porn at least once a month. Over half of divorces mention porn as a factor. 32% of teen boys and 18% of girls said they had seen bestiality online. In 2014 there were 18 billion hits to one porn site. Pornography is a massive issue and it is important we share a Christian response and offer help to those caught in addiction to it.