Friday, June 13, 2014

Let's Talk About Sex

Sex. The word itself is powerful. Some of us laugh when we hear it because we think it's a joke. Some cringe out of embarrassment. Others lower their head in shame because of past experiences. Still others revisit memories of how it has been abused in their lives. There is no shortage of emotions when it comes to thinking about sexual issues. No shortage of pain, shame, regret, abuse, embarrassment, jokes, and everything else in between.

While all this is the reality, sex is still a good thing. In fact, sex is a gift. In an ideal world, God gave us sex as a gift to enjoy. But because this gift is misused and abused we start to think sex itself is a bad thing. That God must be embarrassed about it. That we should be ashamed of it.

But why should we be ashamed and embarrassed about something God gave us? Crazy as this sounds, this is the approach the Church has taken toward the issue in the past, "Let's not talk about it. We don't want to be inappropriate." This approach left a lot of important questions unanswered. For those of us who follow Christ with our lives we should seek to find answers to our questions about sex because it is so essential to the human experience.

So, at CBC last Sunday, we talked about sex. It is impossible to thoroughly discuss all of the complexities of sex in one sermon. So I would love for you to leave a comment, and we can continue the conversation. Check out the sermon below: