Sermon Notes January 21, 2024

The Birds and the Bees                                                            “In the Beginning”

Genesis 1:27, 2:7, 18, 21-24, So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them… Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being…. 18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him….” 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, He took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib He had taken out of the man, and He brought her to the man.23 The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” 24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.

  1. We were _______________…in________________________.   
  2. When God created us, He intentionally created ___________. He deliberately made us a ___________ of man and a ________  of woman.
Biology 101: What Makes us Male or Female?                                                                             
a) Internal reproductive organs. 
                                                                                                                                                    b) External sexual anatomy.   
                                                                                                                                                    c) Endocrine Systems that produce 2nd sex characteristics.                            
d) And the presence or absence of a Y chromosome.

“This means that _____________ isn’t just about what you do or how you feel. It is about who you are and who you were made and __________________________________.”

Two Different Categories: 

A. Gender Role — the social and cultural aspects of being male or female…  ___________________.                                                                                                                                         
B. Gender Identity — the psychological aspects associated with being male or female… _____________________.

Genesis 1:28, God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”  

 Deuteronomy 22:5  A woman must not wear men’s clothing, nor a man wear women’s clothing, for the Lord your God detests anyone who does this. 

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.    

 Romans 1:26-27 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. 

1 Corinthians 6:18-19  Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;