17 Apr Words of Grace – Glorify God in Your Marriage
In 1 Corinthians 7, the Apostle Paul naturally moves to a discussion of marriage as a continuation of his teaching on sexual purity in 1 Corinthians 6. This is because sexual purity and sexual immorality necessarily have to do with marriage. And that is because sexual activity is to be within the context of marriage.
This Sunday at Grace we will look at the topic of marriage and focus specifically on sexual expression in marriage. We will see that while God is glorified in our bodies as we keep them sexually pure, he is also glorified in our marriages as we use our bodies for sex.
This topic is important because it is central to our witness of the wisdom of God. As the church communicates that God’s wisdom warns people against sexual immorality (sex outside of the context of marriage), we should also communicate that God’s wisdom encourages and blesses sex in marriage.
We are not just preaching morality when we talk about God’s wisdom in the use of sex. We are pointing to God: his creation, design, wisdom, and grace to forgive us for going our own way, restoring us to a life that brings glory to him.
Parents, I do not intend to be graphic or shocking in this Sunday’s sermon. I do, however, encourage you to read 1 Corinthians 7:1-16 and make your own decision about your child being present. If you think it is best for your child to attend Sunday school only, or twice, please feel free to make that decision.