I wanted to give you some heads up as to what topic I will be preaching on this coming Sunday 10/8, especially those of you who are parents that bring your children along to church. As you likely know, I am in the middle of preaching a series of sermons about human relationships. In considering what the Bible says about human relationships, the topic of sexuality is impossible to avoid, and I firmly believe that the church abdicates its responsibility to speak Biblical truth when it ignores the topic altogether.
Therefore, I will be preaching a sermon on the view of sex that Paul expresses in 1st Corinthians 7:1-5. I will not, however, be covering anything explicit or “Rated R” in my sermon. I have avoided any talk of any specific sexual acts, and I have chosen rather to discuss the theology of sex and how sex teaches us to give of ourselves. I would not include anything that I feel is inappropriate or anything that goes beyond what Paul is teaching in the passage, and I have run my outline by several others to ensure that it is appropriate for a Sunday morning.
I encourage parents who will be in attendance with their children Sunday morning to read the passage (1st Corinthians 7:1-5) before Sunday. If you believe that passage to be too mature for your child, then it is likely my sermon will be as well so you might want to take your child to the nursery (which is available for kids up to 5 in the 8:30 service and up to 3 in the 11:00 service), take your child to Wiggle Worms (which is only available for the 11:00 service and is for kids from age 3 to 2nd grade), or keep your child at home and join us again next Sunday.
For those that keep your children in the service with you, please use Sunday as an excuse to open the doors of communication about sexuality with your children. If you, with the help of the Holy Spirit, are not forming your child’s sexual worldview, then someone else is. Are you comfortable with leaving that up to a classmate, the mass media, pop culture, or worse? If you are looking for guidance on how to have age-appropriate conversations on sexuality with your kids, we have resources available in our Home Connection Center, and you can reach out to myself, Amy Curry our Children’s Pastor, or Jared Greer our Student Pastor for advice by giving the church office a call at 817-866-4430 or talking to us on Sunday morning.
I hope to see you Sunday,
Lead Pastor, FBC Grandview