Finishing the series with a Q&A session recorded live at the 6pm, Richard talks to an audience of mainly young adults and youth about Tinder, dating, sex, sexuality, God’s plans for us in creation and eternity, and how God still pursues us when it all goes wrong.
1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 2 Samuel 11:1-5
Richard finishes the series at the 9am service with a message about God’s redeeming love covering a multitude of sins. Wherever we’ve been, whatever we have done God continues to seek after us as our lover. Includes insights from the life of David, Bathsheba, Hosea, Jesus and 1 Corinthians 5-7.
2 Samuel 11:1-5, Job 31:1-4
Richard begins a 3 part series on sex, sexuality and relationships with a look at the beginning and end of the Bible and what that says to us about sex / relationships as originally intended and sex / relationships in eternity. Next week: 'the mess we are in' and the final week will look at 'redeeming love'. Study notes for the series available at christchurchw4.com/study
Genesis 1:26-31, 2:18-25, Matthew 22:23-33
Azariah explores how we often find it difficult to accept our God-given beauty. The message of God's love and desire for us is so often overridden by painful voices of the past. In this talk we are encouraged to hear God's voice of love through the voice of the lover to his beloved. Could the garden in the love poem be a new beginning? Could we look in the mirror and see beauty staring back?
Song of Songs 6:4-7:13
Why is the metaphor of marriage so often in the Bible when it describes the relationship between God and His people? What if sex is the only thing in our human experience of relationships that comes close to expressing the power and intimacy and love that is supposed to be at the heart of our relationship with the divine love-giver?
Song of Songs 1:8-2:2