Sermon
Sexuality and the Image of God

Genesis 2:18-25
Michael Clary
Lead Pastor


Service

Come Thou Fount

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Call to Worship
God makes the sun rise and set.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
God makes summer and winter come and go.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
God helps plants grow and flowers bloom.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
God gives us food to eat, places to live, and people to love us.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
God is always with us.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
God keeps his promises with us.
He is faithful from generation to generation.
Let us praise our faithful God.
Hallelujah!
Praise the Lord!

Man Of Your Word
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Confession
Great Creator, we thank you
for the gift and mystery of our bodies.
We thank you for the gift of loving sexual intimacy.
Forgive us the misuse and abuse of that gift.
For taking it too early, for misplacing it outside the marriage covenant,
for replacing love with lust,
for prioritizing self-fulfillment.

Help us repent of the ways that we have been disciples of wickedness.
Make us pure in love, discerning in passion.
Help us choose commitment over possession.
Christ Jesus, who came to reconcile and restore all relationships,
heal and restore our broken and fragile imaginations and desires.
In your name, Lord, we pray. Amen.

O Praise The Name
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Assurance
Our world, though broken and scarred, still belongs to God.
He holds it together and gives us hope.
With the whole creation we join the song:
“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!”
He has made us a kingdom of priests to serve our God,
And we will reign on earth.
God will be all in all, righteousness and peace will flourish,
Everything will be made new, and every eye will see at last that our world belongs to God. Hallelujah! Come, Lord Jesus!

Sweet Comfort
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We Will Feast In The House Of Zion
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Benediction
May God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the source of all goodness and growth, pour his blessing upon all things created, and upon you, his children, that you may use them to his glory and the welfare of all peoples.
Amen

 

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