Lies We Believe…Sermon thoughts

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Today has been an interesting day!
We had neighbors join us at church. Our 7 y/o invited them and their two young girls to last night and they said, “Okay!”.
When we settled in to worship and to hear God’s Word being preached, I was so excited because our friends were with us. UNTIL… we heard the title of the sermon: “Lies We Believe About Sex”. Yes, that’s right.

As soon as it he started preaching, several families left. Understandable for them. I don’t fault them at all.

Then, being that this was our neighbor’s first time visiting our church, I was on the edge of my seat! I finally leaned over and asked the mom if she was uncomfortable with the sermon. She said, “yes”, and I told her that I understood and that if they needed to go, then that was perfectly fine. So, they did.

Our family stayed.

We feel that that subject isn’t taught or preached on enough in church..where it should be heard (along with parents’ teaching their children).
Could the pastor have given a warning first so that those that wanted to leave could? Maybe or even certainly.

The message did take a lighter turn; if that’s possible when talking about sex. He focused more on being faithful, truthful and mindful of our actions before we get into something stupid.

There has been a lot of devastation in our church lately by way of divorce; mainly because of adultery. The issue has to be addressed.
If the church is afraid to speak up and speak out about satan’s evil plan for all families, then we haven’t done our job to protect what God has ordained and established a family to be.

Satan is very bold in his agenda, we must be much more aggressive in our fight for family!


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  • Although I understand how your neighbor, perhaps, felt a bit “blind-sided” there…I AM glad that you have a pastor who is not afraid to tell it like it is!
    I was SO sad when Webster’s Dictionary added a “second” definition to the word “marriage” this year…now I have to preview THE DICTIONARY before my kids can look up words because THE DICTIONARY prints lies now 🙁

    Anyway, let’s pray that your friends will give it another try … and perhaps before they attend…you could call your pastor, explain a bit…and ask what he’ll be preaching about in advance…just to make sure 🙂

    Have a great week Sister!
    Judy
    p.s. I put your button on BENMAKESTEN!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I’ve never been in a service like that, but I have read and watched Mark Driscoll on youtube when he did it.

    I was talking to my husband the other day and he was saying how the church is getting things backwards. You don’t talk about sex in church, you preach dying to self. It’s not preached much anymore, but if you are dead, you don’t have to make those “should I” or “shouldn’t I” decisions in life, you made them when you took on Jesus. We shouldn’t be having to make daily decisions about infidelity, when we died to self. The decision was made when the Holy Spirit came to reside in us. I think many in the church are so secularized that deception and defeatism (Satan’s tools) have conquered many. We are more than conquerors.

    Liz

  • SO glad your pastor preaches truth…and listen we (our kids) hear about sex everywhere else. I see nothing wrong with hearing about it at church and shedding GOD’S light on the subject…after all it is a gift from GOD TO married people! Its not an ugly evil act…its a beautiful gift…the world has taken it and made something disgraceful out of it…something God never intended it to be. I agree with the above commenter…we must die to self and we must teach that to our children. Realistically there are people in our churches that aren’t saved and those that are that aren’t daily dying to self as the Bible calls us to do! Hearing truth about sex is a great thing…we have to combat the lies satan is telling thru t.v., video games, music and the like!

    Great word…