SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD:

A CHRISTIAN VISION OF SEXUALITY

Introduction

   Below is the tentative outline for the current year-long sermon series on human sexuality, led by Pastor Chris Ganski. As sermons become available each Sunday, the links for each respective sermon will appear underlined in the list below.

Sermon Series Outline:

  1. ACT ONE: Creation of the Heavens and the Earth (Ordinary Time)
    1. Jesus on the Meaning of Marriage (Matthew 19:3-12; Genesis 1:27; 2:24; Isaiah 56:1-8)
    2. Image of God as the Original Relationship (Genesis 1:26-27)
    3. Fruitfulness and the Image of God (Genesis 1:28-30; 2:5-15)
    4. Power, Authority and the Image of God (Genesis 2:28-30; Psalm 8)
    5. The Meaning of the Body (Genesis 2:4-25)
    6. God Created them Male and Female (Genesis 1:27, 2:18-25)
    7. Built for Relationship (Genesis 2:18-23)
    8. The Nature of Desire (Genesis 2:5-9)
    9. One Flesh (Genesis 2:20-25)
    10. Naked and Not Ashamed (Genesis 2:20-3:11)
    11. The Meaning of Covenant (Genesis 17:1-14)
    12. Family as Instrument of Salvation (Matthew 1:1-17)
  1. EPIPHANY INTERLUDE
    1. The Inclusivity and Exclusivity of Jesus (Matthew 9:9-13)
    2. The Authority of Jesus (Matthew 7:25-29)
    3. The Sexuality of Jesus (Hebrews 2:5-18)
    4. Death to Selife (Mark 8:27-38)
  2. ACT TWO: Fall into Sin (Lent)
    1. Paradise Lost (Genesis 3:1-24)
    2. Loneliness (Genesis 4:1-26)
    3. Sex After the Revolution (1 Corinthians 6:9-20)
    4. Big Time Sensuality (1 Peter 4:1-11)
    5. Divorce: A Tearing Asunder (Matthew 19:3-12)
    6. Sex After the Revolution (1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 7:1-2)
    7. Gender Trouble (Matthew 19:3-12)
    8. A History of Sexuality (Romans 1:18-32; 2:1)
  1. ACT THREE: Redemption and the New Creation (Eastertide and Ordinary Time)
    1. Resurrection of the Body (1 Corinthians 15:32-49)
    2. Singleness, Marriage and a New Creation Sexuality (1 Corinthians 7:6-9; 17-40)
    3. All in the Family (Mark 3:20-22, 31-35)
    4. Raising Kingdom Children (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 20-25)
    5. Mission of Marriage in New Creation (Ephesians 5:25-33)
    6. Spiritual Friendship (3 John)
    7. Chastity as Sexual Beauty (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
    8. Marriage Supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:1-9)