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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26And 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 fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (KJV)
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. (KJV)