by Kerry Shook

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God's Math Class (1 of 3)
Series: Sexology - The Study of True Intimacy
Pastor Kerry Shook

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• Heb. 13:4 (The Msg)

• Gen. 2:24, 25 (NIV)


Light the Friendship Flame

• Song of Songs 2:2 (KJV)


Fuel the Forever Flame

• Song of Songs 8:7 (NIV)


Ever since I was a little kid I've always been intrigued by fire. In fact, I think every grade school boy has a little bit of pyromaniac in him. I remember as a kid when my family would go to a nice restaurant to eat dinner, which didn't happen very often, but whenever there was a candle on the table my brother and I would always put our fingers in the flame. We would touch the hot wax and sometimes we would take our bread and toast it over the open fire until my parents would say quit playing with fire - it's dangerous. Fire can be dangerous as one of our staff members, who wishes to remain anonymous, found out recently. He told me about how a couple of months back he took his son camping and he really wanted to teach his son about how to protect and respect nature and how to do all the right things at the campsite. They built a campfire and they cooked and after the campfire went out they went hiking, but when they came back they were shocked to see the place swarming with forest rangers and fire fighters. A huge grass fire was ablaze. Apparently one of the embers to their fire hadn't gone out and the wind had blown it over to a patch of dry grass and there was this huge grassfire. The first thing he did was to run over to his car to make sure it was okay, but it was too late. The floorboard had melted. He said it was totaled. He said I was completely embarrassed and felt like a fool when I had to tell my son this is exactly what not to do at campsites. Smokey the Bear would not be pleased. He said that, wouldn't you know it, the very next day the county put out a burn ban. He said, "Why couldn't they have done that one day before?" Well, fire can be dangerous, but fire is really a gift of God. Contained in a fireplace - it warms you. But, out of control in a wildfire, it can burn you. It can be misused. Another of God's gifts that boys and girls are intrigued by at an early age is sex. I heard about a little boy who asked his dad the question. "Daddy, where did I come from?" Well, his dad broke out into a cold sweat and he awkwardly launched into this explanation about how babies are conceived and this little boy just looked very confused and he said, "That's weird. Bobby says he's from Pennsylvania and I just wondered where I come from." We get a little nervous about this subject, but sex is like fire, it's a gift. It's a gift of God and it was created to provide the fireworks and the passion and the enjoyment and the sizzle and the sparks in a relationship.
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