Sermon Discussion 7-11-2021

The Way of Wisdom #6

July 11, 2021

Gathering Question       On a scale of 1-10, where 1 is “Completely Uncomfortable” and 10 is “Absolutely Comfortable,” how would you rate your comfort level talking about sex?

Gathering Prayer

  • What stood out to you in the sermon? What insights did you gain? What questions did it raise?
  • How did or didn’t the church and/or your faith help shape your views on sex?

Perspective

  • In what ways do you see our culture have different standards for women and men in relation to sex?
  • How do you feel when you see men and women held to different standards with relation to sex?

The Wisdom of “No”

  • What are some of the reasons it can be hard to resist sexual temptation?
  • How can inappropriate sexual activities be destructive to our relationships? How can they be destructive to ourselves?
  • What are some things we can do to keep lust from getting a foothold in our heart?

The Wisdom of “Yes”

  • How does is feel to hear that sex is a gift from God that is blessed by God?
  • How does keeping sex exclusively within the marriage relationship show a high value for sex?
  • How can a healthy sexual relationship help build intimacy in a marriage?

Closing Prayer

Give thanks for the gift of sexuality, confess any struggles and temptations you have related to sex and ask God for the grace and strength to resist sexual temptation and to be faithful in your sexuality.