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Series: Sacred Sex: God's Glory
INTRO: I want you take God's Word this morning and be finding your place at Genesis chapter 2 if you would. Genesis chapter 2, and in just a moment we'll be reading verses 22-25 to set the stage for today's message. This morning I want us to begin a new series of sermons on the sensitive subject of sex. And I've really struggled over the past several weeks with what to call this series. I've wondered should I call it ''God on Sex'' or ''What the Bible Teaches about Sex'' or maybe even ''Romancing the Home'' because when it comes down to it, the title really should tell it all.
So, I want to call this series of messages exactly what it's all about, ''Sacred Sex.'' And what I want to do is share with you what the Bible has to say about God's glory and the gift of sex. And my prayer for this series is that we can tackle, together, with truth and tact, one of the toughest and touchiest (no pun intended) topics facing this or any generation.
Now, I know that there are probably some of you here this morning and you can't believe that a preacher would actually preach a sermon, much less a series of sermons, on sex. Well, just to be honest with you, I can't believe that more haven't.
Here's why. Even though, from the lack of sermons on the subject, you might think that the Bible doesn't haven't anything to say about sex, nothing could be farther from the truth. The Bible is full of instruction, warning, celebration and advice about this important part of our human nature. It never shies away from it. It isn't timid about it at all, and it doesn't apologize for it. And so, that being the case, I believe that it's time for those of us who believe the Bible and seek to follow God to begin to talk openly and candidly about this wonderful and powerful gift. It's time for us to talk about sex - it's design and it's dangers, its use and its misuse, it ...
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