Goodness and Sexuality, Oct. 19-25

This Week’s Service

Your Love Never Fails
Made Alive
Welcome
I Stand Amazed (How Marvelous)
Man of Sorrows
All the Poor and Powerless
Sermon
Offering
All I Have is Christ

We’re going there — we’re going to talk about sexuality, and because we are people guided by the Word, we’re going to the Bible for answers. Discover a fresh biblical view of sexuality and learn how to have gracious, truth-filled conversations on this topic.

Parents, we are gearing the sermons towards 6th grade and above. Promiseland is available for children from age 0 to 5th grade.

 

What Are Your Questions? | Sexuality Q & A Oct. 26 & Nov. 9 5–7 pm
Ask your questions on a Care Card today and make plans to join us for the Q & A panel discussions with Bruce Miller and others on the topic of Sexuality. Anyone is welcome to attend. You can also ask questions online at christfellowshipeldorado.com/sexuality

 

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Outline

What is the role of sex in humanity?

 A good gift but not essential for a good life

            Creation (Genesis 2) sex is good             

            Fall (Genesis 3, 4, 6, 9) sex was distorted                     

            Redemption (Gospels; 1 Corinthians 7) singleness is honored                     

            New creation (Matthew 22:29-30; Revelation 19-22) sex will be surpassed          

           

Sex in marriage  – What’s the point?

            Celebrate union (Genesis 2:24; 1 Cor. 7:3-5) to affirm oneness

            Procreation (Genesis 1:28) to have kids

            Pleasure (Proverbs 5:15–20; Song of Solomon) to enjoy

            Show God (Ephesians 5:29–32) to display his loyal, exclusive love

           

Singleness – Is it better?

            Model Jesus (Gospels) to follow our single Savior

            Destiny  (Matt 22:29-30) to live today as we will live in eternity

            Mission (1 Corinthians 7) to give undistracted devotion

            Show God (John 3:16)to display his open, inclusive love

 

What’s Going On

World Cultures Weekend

LEARN | Free Conference
World Cultures Conference, Saturday, Nov. 8 • 9 am-2:30 pm
How can you thrive at work? Hear guest Speaker Doug Spada, CEO of WorkLife, and many others speak on the topic of Missional WorkLife.
Free pizza lunch • Childcare included with registration

 

MEET | Our Global Workers
Global Worker Presentations at the Conference, Saturday, Nov. 8 • 9 am-2:30 pm
Special Sunday Expo, Sunday, Nov. 9 • 9, 10:45, 12:30

 

EAT | Free Banquet
World Cultures Banquet, Saturday, Nov. 8 • 5:30-8 pm
Childcare included with registration
christfellowshipeldorado.com/worldcultures

 

First Step Class, Oct. 26 at 10:45 am
First Step Dinner, Dec. 14 at 5-6:30 pm

christfellowshipeldorado.com/firststep
Check the box on your Care Card to register. At First Step, you’ll hear the heart of Christ Fellowship, meet others and get connected. We’ve made it easy, just sign up and show up!

What’s your NeXt Step to follow Christ?
christfellowshipeldorado.com/nextstep
We all have a NeXt Step we can take towards Christ. If you’re not involved in a group yet, that’s a great place to start! We have options for every stage of life. Visit the groups kiosk to check out available groups and courses or visit us online.

Make Room Project
makeroomcf.com
We’re making room for children, students, adults and the gospel! Please continue to pray how you can be involved. To give, place your gift in the offering bag or give online.

Women’s Retreat
christfellowshipeldorado.com/womensretreat
Come and get away, Oct. 24-26, to our annual Women’s Retreat at Pine Cove. Speaker JoAnn Hummell will take us on “A Journey of Faith.” You will be refreshed and inspired! Register online or visit the kiosk today.

Parenting Workshop
thefamilygreenhouse.com/events/grounded-deep-roots-for-parents
Join us Sunday, Nov. 2, 5-7 pm for our next workshop on “Becoming the Guide for Your Child’s Sexuality.” Workshop is free and childcare is available with separate registration. Register online. Contact is Tiffany at 972.547.7096 or taustin@christfellowshiphome.com

Celebrate Recovery
New Step Studies are beginning! Men meet Sundays, 6-8 pm and women meet Mondays, 7 pm. Both studies meet in The Treehouse in Portable 2. For question email cr@christfellowshiphome.com

Christmas Care Angel
If you are struggling financially this season and can’t afford to buy your kids some gifts for Christmas, there are families in our church willing to help you! Contact Shane Griggs at sgriggs@christfellowshiphome.com for a Christmas Care Angel application. Applications will be received through Oct 31.

Scare Away Hunger
christfellowshipeldorado.com/scareaway
Trick-or-treat with a purpose! Pick up Scare Away Hunger door hangers from the kiosk today. Visit your neighbors this week and invite them to participate in the project, leave a door hanger as a reminder. Drop collected donations at the church by Sunday, Nov. 2. Contact is Mary Matlock at mmatlock@christfellowshiphome.com

Operation Christmas Child
christfellowshipeldorado.com/opchild
Demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world by providing a shoebox filled with a variety of gifts. Drop filled boxes at the church no later than Sunday, Nov. 23. Help cover shipping and other costs by donating $7 per box.

Are you an artist?
We are looking for volunteers to create and submit artwork to be displayed on the walls during our “Sermon on the Mount” sermon series in January. If you are interested in participating, please email jlawson@christfellowshiphome.com

Spanish Worship Pastor
Please join us in prayer for our Spanish Ministry as we search for a Worship Pastor. If you know of any bilingual candidates, please refer them to Melany Bermudez at 972.547.7011 or mbermudez@christfellowshiphome.com

Download the study guide in e-version or sign up for daily study emails:
christfellowshipeldorado.com/biblestudy

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. Why do you think “sexuality” is such a sensitive topic to talk about? What concerns or fears do you have about this series? What are your hopes for the study in terms of what will be clarified, addressed or stressed?
  2. Why is sexuality an important topic for us to talk about in terms of our own spiritual growth? Our care for other people? And our witness to unchurched people in our culture? What are some of the biggest questions we are facing in this area?
  3. How would you briefly explain the biblical overview of sexuality that Bruce presented in his sermon in the broad categories of Creation – sex is good, Fall – sex was perverted, Redemption – sex is optional and New Creation – sex will be surpassed? What was most interesting or surprising to you?
  4. Bruce shared that “sex is a good gift but not essential for a good life.” What are implications of this deeper biblical theology of human sexuality for our personal lives? How about implications for our church or group in terms of how we consider each other, whether married or single? What are implications for how we raise our kids in the arena of sexuality?
  5. What’s the point of sex in marriage (Bruce gave four biblical purposes)? How can this richer theology of sex in marriage help those who are married?
  6. What are values of singleness (Bruce gave four values)? How can this richer theology of singleness help those who are single?
  7. Who is God calling you to step out in faith to support? How do you plan to go about it? When will you start?

 

Family Discussion Questions

  1. What truth do you see in 2 Timothy 3:16-17? In practical terms, what does this scripture tells us? To what aspects of your life do these verses apply? Do you think there are any exceptions?
  2. What purpose do you see for men and women in Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:18-25? How did God describe his creation in Genesis 1:31? Was there anything wrong about it?
  3. Why do people get married? Do you think everyone should? Are there benefits or advantages to not being married (1 Corinthians 7:32-35)?
  4. What does Ephesians 5:22-33 say about the roles of men and women in marriage? How does Paul compare marriage to our relationship with Jesus? What is “the mystery” that Paul refers to in verse 31?
  5. For children, youth and the unmarried: Have you ever thought about your future spouse? What are your hopes and dreams for marriage? What are you looking forward to? What scares you?
  6. Here’s a link to resources to help you take the lead in talking to your children about God’s design for sex: christfellowshipeldorado.com/sexuality

 

Giving

Eldorado Campus Financial Summary

Giving Year-To-Date

Week 15 of 52

Projected         Actual          Variance
$1,069,855      $990,213      ($79,641)

Oct. 12 Attendance: 2,091

Where do our gifts go? christfellowshipeldorado.com/financials

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