Sex, Marriage and Gender
This Sunday, Pastor Peter unpacks the question: How do we understand marriage, sex, sexual preference and gender identity inside a culture that bristles at our biblical understanding of those topics?
26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, according to our likeness. They will rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, the livestock, the whole earth, and the creatures that crawl on the earth.”27 So God created man in his own image; he created him in the image of God; he created them male and female.Genesis 1:26-27
2 Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. 3 Some Pharisees approached him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife on any grounds?”4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that he who created them in the beginning made them male and female,5 and he also said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”7 “Why then,” they asked him, “did Moses command us to give divorce papers and to send her away?”8 He told them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of the hardness of your hearts, but it was not like that from the beginning. 9 I tell you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery.”10 His disciples said to him, “If the relationship of a man with his wife is like this, it’s better not to marry.”Matthew 19:2-10