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Passion & Purity

Our church will be beginning a new sunday school format this may. Four week, two hour sessions that include lunch. Yvonne and I will be leading a class on sexuality. I wanted to call it “Sex Ed. with the Wong’s”, but “Passion & Purity” is probably more appropriate. Here’s a preview blurb of what’s to come.

Sex. One of the greatest defining struggles of this generation. Sexuality proliferates our culture and infiltrates our hearts – often in a way far from God’s great intentions. Join us as we discover God’s perspective of sex and what it means to us. We will explore Biblical themes of personal, relational, and spiritual purity. Fighting fire with fire, this will be a journey of inviting Jesus to take our lesser desires and unleashing a greater passion within all of us.

Week 1 – Sex & the Soul
Week 2 – Lust, Legalism, and Love
Week 3 – Practice & Process
Week 4 – A Pure and Holy Passion

Hopefully there will be people brave enough to join us.

{ 4 comments… add one }

  • tony April 9, 2005, 5:23 pm

    so cool. loved the original title!

  • Alex April 11, 2005, 5:33 am

    i think yo should go back to the original title 🙂

    I can’t wait to hear how things work out.

  • John D April 19, 2005, 9:55 am

    Yeah but how pure is it?

    Didn’t you have sex before you were married? (Oral sex counts too.) I’m not so sure the “purity” will affect what people can do. People can do a great many things even if they have sex.

    The important thing would be stopping the spreading of STDs. AIDs is killing 44+ million people around the world. Educating the youth as well (as well as the adults) on having safe sex should be what’s important I think.

  • Lon April 22, 2005, 11:12 am

    Hey John D, thanks for your comments. You’re right, purity seems like a fairly relative term these days. Scripture does state though that the level of purity God asks of his followers is ‘Not even a hint” (Ephesians 5:3). And this isn’t really about any physical acts, but a state of the heart.

    You’re right, millions are dying today due to STD’s. Education about safe sex, I think, is fantastic and much needed. But I think it would be falling short of what God fully desires of us. Not just physical healing, but the healing of mental, emotional, and spiritual damage caused by the lusts of the human heart.

    and I think that starts with one person at a time. Us, freeing ourselves from the bondages of impurity, and in turn freeing others to live the lives that God has called them to.

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