Pure Love

Have you ever settled for the less-than version of something? Maybe it was off-brand chocolate cookies instead of Oreos, a cheap version of an expensive purse, or a counterfeit jersey from your favorite team. Sometimes it’s just easier to go with the off-brand version. It’s less expensive, it’s more widely available, and it makes us feel like we are getting what we want. However, those less-than options usually don’t fulfill our deepest need. Ultimately, we can all agree that there’s nothing like the real, authentic thing. We live in a world that glorifies the counterfeit, generic version of sexuality. Instead of understanding the real thing, many people have fallen for a cheap substitute. Culture tells us that it’s better to settle for less than what God desired for sex. Waiting for the “real thing” is looked down upon, and too often students fall prey to this pressure to rush into sex before they should. It leaves students broken and confused, and it isn’t what God wanted for any of us. Over the next six weeks, you’ll study our spiritual and sexual DNA as image-bearers of God. Throughout both the Old and New Testaments Scripture teaches us that our spiritual & sexual identities are intertwined very deeply. In fact, they cannot be separated. Our sexuality is part of who we are as people made in the image of God. The ways that we express this part of our identity is critical for living holy lives in an unholy world.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Sexual Identity

Why is it important for me to know my identity as a male or female made in the image of God?

Sexual Purity

According to Scripture, how can I make Jesus the Lord of my body when it comes to how I behave sexually?

Mental Purity

How does everything I do flow from my heart? What does that tell me about the connection between my heart and actions?

Relational Purity

How can I encourage purity in my relationships with the opposite sex? Where might I be involved in impurity that needs to end?

Homosexuality

What does the Bible say about homosexual behavior, and how is the penalty different from the Old to New Testament? What does that mean for us today?

Love Identity

What makes love greater than hope and faith? When it comes to how I show God's love through my life to others, where am I lacking?

 

Pure Love will be available June 2021.