As our Year of Living Justice draws to a close, the pastors are preaching a three part series on Just Sex, Just Money, and Just Power. Below are several opportunities to interact around these themes:
This class is open to all. We are all sexually broken in one way or another, and this makes it difficult to experience God's best in this area of our lives. This class and support group is a safe place to discover God's grace for overcoming past sexual traumas, for victory over the brokenness, and ultimately for transformation. Taught by Pastor Andrew, we will meet in the CE Wing at Bethel.
We will meet at the home of Matthew & Emily to discuss the following two books. Their address is 3932 37th Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
- In Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity, the author, Lauren Winner speaks candidly about the difficulty (and the importance) of sexual chastity. With nuance and wit, she talks about her own sexual journey. Never dodging tough terms like "confession" and "sin," she grounds her discussion of chastity first and foremost in scripture. Real Sex is an essential read for single Christians grappling with chastity, for married Christian committed to monogamy, and for those who counsel them.
- In A War of Loves, the author, David Bennett, recounts his dramatic story, from early years exploring new age religions and French existentialism, to his university life as a atheist. Following surprising encounters with God, he embarked on a journey of not only seeking to reconcile his faith and sexuality, but of discovering a greater call to love God with all of oneself. This book demonstrates God's abundant, prodigal grace for all people and investigates what the Bible teaches about sexuality. Above all, David describes how, through the joy and intimacy he found in following Jesus, love has taken on a radically new and far richer meaning.