Two for Tuesday – Porn, Sex, and the Gospel

Porn, Sex, God, and the Gospel – Tim Chester

“Sex is not God, and we’re left empty, wanting more. And then when we don’t measure up, failed sex leaves us crushed. Consider the approach of Jesus with the woman at the well in John 4. He knows she had five husbands and the man she is now with is not her husband. He could have told her to stop her sexual sin. Instead, he offers her living water. She has been looking for meaning, satisfaction, identity in sexual intimacy and not finding it. The math tells the story: five husbands plus one. She has made sex her savior, and it has not delivered. Jesus gives her good news by offering meaning, satisfaction, identity in himself.”

A Prayer for Dropping Our “Pose” – Scotty Smith

“Dear Lord Jesus, I wish I could’ve been present to watch this stunned Samaritan woman recount the tale of her collision with the gospel…You exposed the sinfulness of her sequential affairs; yet instead of ridiculing her, you redeemed her; instead of condemning her, you cherished her; instead of give her a list of things to do, you presented yourself as a Savior to trust. Indeed, instead of shaming her forever, you saved her to the uttermost…”

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