In Love for Life
Building or Rebuilding a Great Marriage
Mike Mazzalongo

#4 – Holy Sex – Part 1
If God created sex as a gift to
married people why is sex such
a struggle?
1,000 Years of History…

•  Necessary Evil – R.C.
1,000 Years of History…
•  Necessary Evil – R.C.

•  Blessed in marriage - Protestant
1,000 Years of History…
•  Necessary Evil – R.C.
•  Blessed in marriage – Protestant

•  Wonderful gift - Moderns
1,000 Years of History…
•  Necessary Evil – R.C.
•  Blessed in marriage – Protestant
•  Wonderful gift – Moderns

•  METTA...
God designed sex to be an
encounter with the Divine.
Sex as Holy

1. Created by a Holy God
Sex as Holy
1.  Created by a Holy God

2. Holy by design
Sex as Holy
1.  Created by a Holy God
2.  Holy by design

3. Specific Purposes
Specific Purposes of Sex

•  Create the “One flesh” experience


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genesis 1:24
Specific Purposes of Sex
•  Create the “One flesh” experience

•  Represent the Christ/Church
relationship – Eph. 5:31-32


...
Specific Purposes of Sex
•  Create the “One flesh” experience
•  Represent the Christ/Church relationship 

•  Procreation –...
Specific Purposes of Sex
•  Create the “One flesh” experience
•  Represent the Christ/Church relationship 
•  Procreation

•...
We shouldn’t be afraid to
discuss what God wasn’t
ashamed to create”



Dr. A. Gardner
“Sacred Sex” p. 15
The Deeper Meaning of Sex


It is only in the sexual union of both
male and female that the full image of
God is represent...
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.
If 
 
 
 
Oneness = Image of God
If 
 
 
 
Oneness = Image of God

And 
 
Sex = Ones in Marriage
If 
 
 
 
Oneness = Image of God

And 
 
Sex = Ones in Marriage

Then
 
Sex = Image
It’s not how intensely you feel 
in human sexuality, 
It’s what the total experience 
is supposed to represent.
How Does This Truth Serve Us?
How does it serve us?

1.  Reveals
How does it serve us?
1.  Reveals

2.  Frees
How does it serve us?
1.  Reveals
2.  Frees

3.  Opens
Next Week



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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.

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Holy Sex - Part 1

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

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