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Holy Sex - Part 1

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This lesson examines God’s original purposes for sexual union in marriage and the spiritual element necessary to achieve full satisfaction in this complex area of married life.

This lesson examines God’s original purposes for sexual union in marriage and the spiritual element necessary to achieve full satisfaction in this complex area of married life.

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  • 1. In Love for Life Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage Mike Mazzalongo #4 – Holy Sex – Part 1
  • 2. If God created sex as a gift to married people why is sex such a struggle?
  • 3. 1,000 Years of History… •  Necessary Evil – R.C.
  • 4. 1,000 Years of History… •  Necessary Evil – R.C. •  Blessed in marriage - Protestant
  • 5. 1,000 Years of History… •  Necessary Evil – R.C. •  Blessed in marriage – Protestant •  Wonderful gift - Moderns
  • 6. 1,000 Years of History… •  Necessary Evil – R.C. •  Blessed in marriage – Protestant •  Wonderful gift – Moderns •  METTA SEX
  • 7. God designed sex to be an encounter with the Divine.
  • 8. Sex as Holy 1. Created by a Holy God
  • 9. Sex as Holy 1.  Created by a Holy God 2. Holy by design
  • 10. Sex as Holy 1.  Created by a Holy God 2.  Holy by design 3. Specific Purposes
  • 11. Specific Purposes of Sex •  Create the “One flesh” experience Genesis 1:24
  • 12. Specific Purposes of Sex •  Create the “One flesh” experience •  Represent the Christ/Church relationship – Eph. 5:31-32
  • 13. Specific Purposes of Sex •  Create the “One flesh” experience •  Represent the Christ/Church relationship •  Procreation – Gen. 1:28
  • 14. Specific Purposes of Sex •  Create the “One flesh” experience •  Represent the Christ/Church relationship •  Procreation •  Worship – I Thess. 5:18
  • 15. We shouldn’t be afraid to discuss what God wasn’t ashamed to create”
 Dr. A. Gardner “Sacred Sex” p. 15
  • 16. The Deeper Meaning of Sex It is only in the sexual union of both male and female that the full image of God is represented.
  • 17. Gen. 1:27 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
  • 18. If Oneness = Image of God
  • 19. If Oneness = Image of God And Sex = Ones in Marriage
  • 20. If Oneness = Image of God And Sex = Ones in Marriage Then Sex = Image
  • 21. It’s not how intensely you feel in human sexuality, It’s what the total experience is supposed to represent.
  • 22. How Does This Truth Serve Us?
  • 23. How does it serve us? 1.  Reveals
  • 24. How does it serve us? 1.  Reveals 2.  Frees
  • 25. How does it serve us? 1.  Reveals 2.  Frees 3.  Opens
  • 26. Next Week Is All Sex Holy?