SUNDAY Guide

TEACHING NOTES

June 26, 2022

ASKING FOR A FRIEND. PART FOUR: WHAT MAKES A BOY A MAN?


A. Four Disclaimers:
    1. This is a                                      topic.
    2. Let's try to avoid personal opinions and let                                      teach us.
    3. Labels are                                      helpful.
    4. The word                                      is helpful.
   
B. Orientation:
  • Orientation is the                                      you are facing and moving, which leads to a specific destination.
  • We are all orienting our                                      in a certain direction.
  • "Follow me" is Jesus'                                       to                                       .

C. What Jesus says about sexual orientation (Matthew 19:3-12)
  • Point: Jesus holds onto God's                                      while acknowledging the                                       .
  • God's Ideal: One man and one woman in marriage for life (Matthew 19:4-6 & Genesis 2:24-25)
  • Our Real: Some are born eunuchs, others are made eunuchs, and some choose to be spiritual eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 19:12)

D. Common Question: What about my desires?
  • Desire                                      sin (see Matthew 4:1-10) 
  • Action is                                      
  • Identity is                                      sin (see 1 Peter 2:9; Galatians 3:27-28; 1 John 3:1-2; Colossians 3:1-3) 

E. How Jesus responds to sexual disorientation (John 8:2-11)
  • Jesus did not                                       . "Neither do I condemn you." (John 8:11)
  • Jesus did not                                       .  "Go now and leave your life of sin." (John 8:11)

F. Five suggestions for how Jesus' people should respond
    1. Be                                                
    2. Be                                                          
    3. Be                                                             
    4. Look to                                                
    5.                                      without strings attached

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