Single Sexuality?

In today’s culture, sexuality is synonymous with sexual activity. The world teaches that we are sexual beings and should therefore act on any sexual desire we have. Scripture teaches that there is a difference between sexuality and sexual activity.

So if, as Christian singles, we choose to obey Christ and abstain from sexual activity, how do we express our God-given sexuality in God-glorifying ways? Some answers to that question can be found in this article by Ellen Dykas, the Women’s Ministry Coordinator for Harvest USA.

Guilty Christian Complex

There is a distinct characteristic often present in the lives of women who genuinely seek to perform well for their Savior– guilt. Women are created to help and to serve, to perform well for those who love us and who we love. When we feel we aren’t meeting the impossibly high standards we impose on ourselves, we walk around with our heads lowered in self-condemning guilt.

There is a distinct difference between godly, Spirit-driven conviction for unconfessed sin and the condemning shame of guilt imposed by the enemy. When we are down or feel separated from God because there is unconfessed sin our lives, there is but one cause (a choice to abandon God’s way and go our own) and one solution (repentance). Many women are plagued for years by sin they have confessed. I have heard many women say, “I know God forgives me, but I could never forgive myself.” Within this very statement we see pride– is it really possible that we believe the God of the universe has a lower standard for the forgiveness of sin than we do?

In his post, “Are Christians Meant to Feel Guilty all the Time?”, Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung addresses the question of Christians and guilt and offers ideas for why Christians often carry a guilt complex and what can be done to break free of such a stronghold.

If you struggle with guilt concerning past sin and seek the freedom that only the Gospel provides, I strongly encourage you to read this post.

Why We Believe Children Who Die Go To Heaven

This morning, we did not have the “typical” Mother’s Day sermon. Our pastor is in the middle of a series on Heaven, and he kept to the theme of the series and preached to a group usually ignored on Mother’s Day. He addressed those who have lost their mothers, and he addressed those mothers who have lost children.

The sermon touched on an issue concerning heaven that is painfully near to many women in our congregation: what happens to to infants and children who die? We were comforted by the words of Scripture concerning this question, and I wanted to share with you all a very brief article that addresses the passages discussed this morning. This is a good, simple article that will hopefully be a good resource for you to be able to share with families who may be experiencing the painful loss of a child through miscarriage or early death.

To read this article by Dr. Al Mohler and Dr. Danny Akin, please go here.