Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul

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Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul

This series presents a theological foundation for how to think about our bodies, relationships, sexuality, singleness, marriage, families, virtue, purity, and modesty.

We can’t live without love. The deepest part of our being yearns for intimacy and companionship. God designed us that way. Gender and marriage are the defining cultural issues of our day, and varying opinions abound. Churches, Christian schools, and businesses must navigate shifting legal terrain, with courts testing the limits of what our culture should look like in light of a new inclusive definition of marriage.

How can the church, the Bride of Christ, respond distinctively with theologically-rich conviction, grace, and freedom from fear?

This sermon series “Awakening Our Desires: God’s Design for Body & Soul” presents a theological foundation for how to think about our bodies, relationships, sexuality, singleness, marriage, families, virtue, purity, and modesty. Scripture speaks to these issues, but often the church has allowed the internet, media and now the courts to direct the conversations. We ought to speak not with barrier-building black and white conclusions to the difficult topics of gender identity, same-sex marriage, divorce, and sexual immorality, but with a theology of the body and soul.

November 1, 2015

Seeing With New Eyes

Speaker: Mike Stroh Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Genesis 1:26–1:28, John 6:60–6:69

October 25, 2015

All in the Family

Speaker: Keith Hileman Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Ephesians 2:18–2:22, Ephesians 3:12–3:19

October 11, 2015

Single Devotion

Speaker: Mike Stroh Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Matthew 19:3–19:12

October 4, 2015

Is This Really A Marriage Made In Heaven?

Speaker: Keith Hileman Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Ephesians 5:21–5:33, Genesis 2:23–2:25

September 27, 2015

Becoming a Longing

Speaker: Mike Stroh Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Matthew 22:29–22:33, Revelation 19:6–19:9

September 20, 2015

The Journey of Desire Redeemed

Speaker: Keith Hileman Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Genesis 3:1–3:10, Matthew 5:27–5:30

September 13, 2015

Divine Desire

Speaker: Mike Stroh Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Genesis 2:18–2:25, Ephesians 5:31–5:32

September 6, 2015

Zombies, Ghosts, and the Meaning of Life

Speaker: Keith Hileman Series: Awakening Our Desires: God's Design for Body & Soul Scripture: Matthew 19:3–19:8