Designed for Purity 4 – Identity and Sexuality (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has designed humankind with intended design and purpose for his glory This includes our responsibilities, relationships, bodies, and identities We are fundamentally designed by God - physically, emotionally, spiritually, and relationally We are fundamentally dependent on God - including our sexuality and identity Trusting God’s design for us will lead to …

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Designed for Purity 3 – Marriage and Singleness (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has designed relationships with order and purpose for his glory. God has created marriage and sovereignly ordains marriage. God sovereignly blesses some with the gift of singleness. No status is more important than the other and one’s value is not tied to their relationship status. God calls us to be faithful …

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Designed for Purity 2 – Biblical Roles for Husbands, Wives, and Children (Notes)

God’s Created Order God has created order in the world (gravity, math, light, sound, seasons) and in our families God has created men and women for different roles, especially inside of the family (Gen 1:26-27) As image-bearers, we honor God and represent God by obeying our roles (Eph 5:22-6:4) As image-bearers, we have different roles …

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Raising Your Children with the Help of Idols

Parenting is full of rough seas, from stress-filled dinners to the backlash from a teen to joylessness to a child's habitual, embarrassing disobedience. Parents can feel overwhelmed by it all, as if they are trapped in an ever-shifting, unsolvable puzzle and the only other sentient beings alongside them are their rebellious children. It is in these difficult or perplexing times parents turn to what they truly believe will offer them help, thus these are the times that parents are tempted to turn to their idols for help in raising their kids.