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SINGLENESS

Jonathan McIntosh

March 20, 2016

1 Corinthians 7:6-9, 25-38

Are single people really valued in the church? Because often they are made to feel like second-class citizens. In this sermon we see why the Apostle Paul says he prefers the single state and examine wisdom for both those who desire to move toward marriage and those who don't.

 


MARRIAGE & DIVORCE

Jonathan McIntosh

March 13, 2016

1 Corinthians 7:10-16; 39-40

Divorce has touched more of us than we realize. As painful as divorce is, what can be worse is the sense of shame that divorced people feel as they enter the church. In this sermon, we examine what God has to say about divorce and how the gospel offers real hope for healing  and restoration.


MARRIAGE & GENDER ROLES

Robbyn Abedi

March 6, 2016

1 Corinthians 11:2-12

At first blush, the Bible seems to have some culturally regressive things to say about men and women and their roles in marriage. Words like "headship" and "submission" have been used in hurtful and oppressive ways in recent years by conservative evangelicals. In this sermon, we re-examine one of those texts with fresh eyes and discover a surprising and Jesus-inspired way forward between the drawn battle lines of complementarians and egalitarians.

 


MARRIAGE & SEX

Jonathan McIntosh

February 28, 2016

1 Corinthians 7:1-9

Many of us walk into marriage with high expectations for our sex life: sex is going to be frequent and passionate. But then reality sets in and with it can come a lot of disappointment. In this sermon we look at the heartbreaking reality of a love-less and sex-less marriage and how you can start to cultivate intimacy again.

 


GAY SEXUALITY

Jonathan McIntosh

February 21, 2016

The church seems hopelessly divided on the issue of gay sexuality. In this sermon, we examine the pros and cons of both the traditional and affirming sides of the discussion and zero in on what it might look like to faithfully love and embrace our LGBT friends and neighbors.

 


SACRED SEX

Pastor Jonathan McIntosh

February 14, 2016

1 Corinthians 6:9-20

If you think you know Christianity's take on sex, look again. In 1 Corinthians 6, the Apostle Paul writes to counter two different false views on sex, and the picture he gives us is beautiful and at times shocking. Listen to part 1 of our mini-series from 1 Corinthians, Let's Talk About Sex.