Beautiful Gift: God’s Design for Sexuality

1 Corinthians 5-7

Truly Beautiful

June 25, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 7

As a conclusion to our Beautiful Gift series we will take a look back on the major points of truth and application from previous texts as well as examine the last section of First Corinthians 7. 

Be Where You Are

June 18, 2023 • Zach Hendricks • 1 Corinthians 7:17–24

Often, we hear “calling” and picture a future version of ourselves. Yet as Paul speaks identity and calling over the Corinthians, we see a beautiful and simple invitation from our Father, unfolding around us right now.

Singleness, Divorce, Remarriage

June 11, 2023 • Josh Loy • 1 Corinthians 7:8–16

With a tone of positivity and balance, Paul finishes his discussion on marriage by answering specific questions the church had on singleness, divorce, and remarriage.

"Beautiful Gift" Q+A #02 on Sexuality with Scot Pollok

June 7, 2023 • Scot Pollok

Interim Teaching Pastor Scot Pollok shares responses to many questions that have been submitted in our series, including extended comments on this past Sunday's sermon, "Married Sex" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8zuo_nhsy&t=0s Extended comments on June 4 sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8zuo_nhsy&t=869s Can you define "willful sin" as opposed to sinning and repenting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8zuo_nhsy&t=1038s If someone asks me to use specific pronouns, is it loving to do so or enabling? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8zuo_nhsy&t=1205s What should a believer do if they are invited to a same sex wedding ceremony? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8zuo_nhsy&t=1438s Can two believers truly become one flesh in marriage if one or both of them have a sexual past?

Married Sex

June 4, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 7:1–7

After two chapters of addressing specific problems and test cases, Paul now turns to the positive ideals of sex inside of marriage. His comments are still corrective, instructive, and serve to protect hearts and set people free today. And although his primary target is clearly married couples, there is within these short verses a powerful and liberating word for singles, a subset of the church family that is often forgotten and overlooked.

Our Body & Our King

May 28, 2023 • Zach Hendricks • 1 Corinthians 6:12–20

The Corinthian Christians believed that God cared deeply for the souls and spirits, but had no concern for their physical bodies. In Paul’s correction, we get a glimpse of the tremendous plans and purpose God has for our bodies.

"Beautiful Gift" Q+A #01 on Sexuality with Scot Pollok

May 18, 2023 • Scot Pollok

Interim Teaching Pastor Scot Pollok shares responses to many questions that have been submitted in our series, particularly in regards to this past Sunday's sermon, "The Truth About Change" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=90s What version of bible does Scot use on Sundays? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=175s Can someone who is single fully image God? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=421s What about sincere Christians who willfully sin without conviction or repentance? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=650s What is asked of those in a same sex marriage before they can become a Christian? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=793s Can you offer some apologetic, relational and conversational help for talking with people who are hostile to Christians? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=1030s What do I do as a public school teacher when I am asked to present things against my beliefs? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=1257s Tell me more about the controversy around the Greek word for homosexual? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmkzqi_bpi&t=1518s What about Jonathan and David's relationship in the Old Testament?

The Truth About Change

May 21, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 6:9–11

Wrapped in a statement about God's Kingdom, Paul identifies a host of wayward paths that many of the Corinthians formerly walked. And this ancient collection of pointed statements, properly understood and applied, remains vital truth for us today. Three short verses of text will allow us to dive into a timely conversation that has existed for thousands of years. And rather than a one-sided tirade, we will keep it a conversation… with God Himself.

Better Than Conflict Resolution

May 7, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 5:9—6:8

Within Paul’s discussion of Sex and Sexuality — God’s Beautiful Gift — he drops a powerfully instructive and timely word on the distinctive of the local church that is perhaps the most dismissed, and at times the most abused. In doing so he builds on Jesus’ powerful words and offers a brilliant guide for the church’s response to church sin. And it’s way better than mere conflict resolution.

Trouble in Church

April 30, 2023 • Scot Pollok • 1 Corinthians 5:1–8

We arrive at the second great subject in 1st Corinthians; a layered discussion of how the church in Corinth is facing corruptions of God’s Beautiful Gift: sex within the marriage of husband and wife. Join us for a timely and very personal conversation on this powerful topic.