The last 50 years have seen a steady assault on traditional understandings of the roles of men and women and everything linked to it. In the last decade it has gathered pace: in the last 5 years we have seen a legal redefinition of marriage and an attack on the idea that your gender identity is determined by your biological sex. What does the Bible really teach about these things? How should we respond to those who struggle in these areas? What is God’s Design for Men and Women? Is God’s design good or oppressive?
The following sermons were preached as a series towards the end of 2016. There is also a link at the bottom of the page to a sermon by Ed Shaw which was preached at Eden Baptist Church in Cambridge:
God's Good Design and Homosexuality (Genesis 1:26-28, 1 Corinthians 6:9-11)Tim Gill, November 20, 2016
Part of the God's Design for Men and Women series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
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26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (ESV)
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (ESV)