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September 27, 2020


by Johnson Bowie
Sex is a gift. While it has been defiled and broken, the truth is that …
Sermon Notes

Matthew 19:3-8 NIV
Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for
a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” “Haven’t you
read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male
and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and
mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one
flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God
has joined together, let no one separate.” “Why then,” they asked,
“did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce
and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce
your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way
from the beginning.”
What Was Sex from the Beginning?

  1. Sex was GOOD!
    Genesis 1:27-28, 31 NIV
    So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he
    created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them
    and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the
    earth and subdue it.”… God saw all that he had made, and it was
    very good.
    Song of Solomon 7:6-9 NLT
    Oh, how beautiful you are! How pleasing, my love, how full of
    delights! You are slender like a palm tree, and your breasts are like
    its clusters of fruit. I said, “I will climb the palm tree and take hold of
    its fruit.” May your breasts be like grape clusters, and the fragrance of
    your breath like apples. May your kisses be as exciting as the best
    wine … flowing gently over lips and teeth.
    It’s not sin to …
  • be attracted to someone or notice that they are good looking
  • have a desire to have sex
  • anticipate and be excited about having sex in marriage
    We will never understand God’s NO to sex outside of marriage until
    we understand God’s resounding YES to sex inside marriage!
    What Was Sex from the Beginning?
  1. Sex was more than skin deep.
    Genesis 4:1 NKJV
    Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain …
    YADA // Hebrew // indicates full intimate personal knowledge of a
    person which, in this case, includes sex but is much more than a
    sexual relationship
    Genesis 2:25 NLT
    Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.
    Sex was never meant to be the search for something missing but
    rather the celebration of something found.
    What Was Sex from the Beginning?
  2. Sex pointed to something greater.
    Genesis 2:18 TLV
    “It is not good for the man to be alone. Let Me make a well-matched
    helper for him.”
    What we’re really hungry for is INTIMACY, but what we’re settling for
    “Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.”
    – G.K. Chesterton
    Matthew 19:8-12 NIV
    Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because
    your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the
    beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for
    sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
    The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband
    and wife, it is better not to marry.” Jesus replied, “Not everyone can
    accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. For there
    are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who
    have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who
    choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.
    The one who can accept this should accept it.”
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