Man? Woman? Marriage? Sex? Orientation?
What is a man? What is a woman? What is marriage? Sex? Sexual Orientation? The culture around us is providing answers to these questions, but there is a clear problem with this. How does the culture which is continually evolving know that the answers it is giving are correct? To give an illustration, it would be like a group of people in the 21st century seeking to provide an iron clad meaning behind Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. At best, we might offer suggestions about the meaning of his work. At worst, we might totally misunderstand Da Vinci's meaning and lead others to believe a lie. Ultimately the artist has the right to provide the true meaning behind his or her work. Only Leonardo knows what the Mona Lisa is all about, even if he doesn't tell us. Fortunately this is not the case when it comes to Creator God. He tells us who we are, and how we can live life in the very best way. He lays out his beautiful design for us in the pages of the bible.
In our series entitled "A Beautiful Design" (Oct 9th and 23rd), the gospel will be preached with a specific focus on God's plan for creating man, woman, marriage, sexuality and family. We will discuss how the fall has corrupted this design, how we can be reconciled and healed through the blood of Jesus, why this is good news for us and everyone dealing with sexual sin, and how we can best love others well through their struggles.
Why this series right now?
As a church, Resonate strives to be a people who are so loving and welcoming to those struggling with sexual sin, that people begin to wonder where we stand on these issues. These questions are being asked, and we feel that it's time to provide some clarity.
(DISCLAIMER) Since mature topics of pornography, adultery, homosexuality, and gender identity will be discussed, a separate Resonate Next class will be offered for kids to attend instead at each parent's discretion.
Please be in prayer for this important series!
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