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Summary: The church needs to take back what God created. The world has perverted God’s creation of sex. What can we do to reclaim it

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SEX AND THE CITY

Lesson 1

Reclaiming Sexuality

August 15, 2004

SEX AND THE CITY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CABLE T.V. YOU PROBABLY KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM.

IT STARTED OUT ON HBO AND HAS NOW MOVED TO A NON PAY FOR VIEW STATION.

I HAVE ONLY SEEN THE COMMERCIALS, BUT IT’S OBVIOUS THE TITLE OF THE SHOW SAYS IT ALL.

THE PRODUCERS ARE TRYING TO SEE HOW MANY SEX SCENES OR SEXUAL CONVERSATIONS CAN BE PUT INTO A 1 HOUR PROGRAM.

I AM USING THE TITLE OF THIS SHOW TO GET ATTENTION FOR THE SERIES, BUT ALSO BECAUSE IT STATES SO CLEARLY THE THOUGHT PROCESS OF OUR SOCIETY.

SEX IS EVERYTHING IN OUR SOCIETY.

EVERYTHING FROM T.V. SHOWS TO SELLING UNCLE BEN’S RICE INVOLVES SEXUAL CONTENT.

BILLBOARDS WITH BIKINI CLAD WOMEN SELLING BEER AND RIPPLED MUSCLED MEN SELLING TOOTHPASTE.

EVERYWHERE WE TURN WE SEE HALF NAKED BODIES TRYING TO ENTICE US TO GO SOMEWHERE OR BUY SOMETHING.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE HAD SEX AND THE CITY, SEX AND THE T.V., SEX AND THE BILLBOARDS, SEX AND THE GROCERY STORE, SEX AND THE COMPUTER - SEX AND EVERYTHING, EVERYWHERE.

SO, FOR THE NEXT 3 WEEKS WE’RE GOING TO LOOK AT SEX AND THE BIBLE.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS FIRST LESSON IS RECLAIM WHAT GOD CREATED.

YOU SEE, SEX WAS GOD’S IDEA. SEX AND SEXUALITY IS HIS CREATION.

SOCIETY HAS TWISTED AND PERVERTED HIS CREATION, BUT THAT DOESN’T CHANGE THE FACT IT’S STILL HIS – HE OWNS THE PATENT.

BECAUSE OF SIN AND PEOPLE’S LUST FOR FRUIT OF SIN, SEX AND SEXUALITY WILL NEVER BE WHAT GOD INTENDED, EXCEPT FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

DID YOU HEAR WHAT I SAID?

SIN HAS PERVERTED SEX, BUT THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ALL ABOUT RECLAMATION.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ALL ABOUT TAKING WHAT SIN HAS MESSED UP AND MAKING IT BEAUTIFUL AGAIN.

THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS ABOUT PURIFYING THE POLLUTED, REGENERATING THE DEGENERATE, STRAIGHTENING OUT THE TWISTED.

THIS SUNDAY WE ARE GOING TO RECLAIM SEXUALITY FOR THE CITY OF GOD, THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

NEXT WEEK WE’RE GOING TO DEAL WITH SEX AND SINGLENESS AND FINALLY HOMOSEXUALITY AND THE BIBLE.

FOR OUR GUESTS THIS PROBABLY ISN’T WHAT YOU EXPECTED WHEN YOU DECIDED TO ATTEND REZ THIS MORNING, BUT I BELIEVE IN BEING RELEVANT AND WE ALL MUST ADMIT THAT SEXUALITY AND SEXUAL PREFERENCE ARE NOW EVENING NEWS STORIES.

IF PETER JENNINGS IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT SEX AND GAY BISHOPS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, SO AM I.

OKAY, HOW DO WE RECLAIM SEXUALITY FOR THE KINGDOM.

1. RECLAIM SEXUALITY BY ACKNOWLEDGING GOD AS THE CREATOR OF IT.

GEN. 1:26-28; 2:21-25

PEOPLE OF GOD, WHAT OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN CREATED IS NOT EVIL.

WHAT PEOPLE DO WITH IT MAY BE EVIL, BUT THE HUMAN BODY AND WHAT GOD INTENDED THE HUMAN BODY TO DO IS NOT EVIL.

DR. RICHARD DOBBINS SAYS, SOME PEOPLE THINK GOD CLOTHED ADAM AND EVE AFTER THE FALL TO COVER UP THE EVIL PART OF BEING HUMAN.

HE CONTINUES BY SAYING, IF GOD WANTED TO COVER UP THE MOST EVIL PART OF THE HUMAN BODY HE WOULD HAVE COVERED OUR MOUTH.

JAMES 3:6 SAYS:

“AND THE TONGUE IS A FIRE, THE VERY WORLD OF INIQUITY; THE TONGUE IS SET AMONG OUR MEMBERS AS THAT WHICH DEFILES THE ENTIRE BODY . . .”

GOD CLOTHED ADAM AND EVE TO PROTECT US FROM TEMPTATION, NOT BECAUSE THE HUMAN BODY IS EVIL.


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