Sunday Morning Sermon Series: “In His Image” parts 1 and 2
What does gender have to do with God, Scripture, the Church, or the Gospel? Everything! God created two genders, male and female, so as to bear His image because He is a relational triune being who is love. Both genders are equally valued and harmoniously complimentary. In fact, when the two become one, they are able to create another. How profound is this? God was pleased to create the cosmos and all in it to give a glorious and vast temple environment in which the crown of His creation would join Him in creating and stewarding such. Because God is love and created us to love, He endowed us with volition, but with it came rebellion. And because we have perverted His plans and designs, He came to reconcile us to Himself as the Warrior Bridegroom rescues His torn and tattered Beloved to cleanse her and wed her. So genders, marriage, and family are at the heart of the Gospel (cf. Eph. 5:31-32).
Audio part 1
Audio part 2