Love Handles – Sex & Intimacy

Pastor Jason Burns

February 27, 2022

  • People typically view sex as:
    • Gross
    • God
    • Gift
  • Eden: Pleasure and delight
  • Intimacy: Inner closeness and depth of relationship

Genesis 1:28 // God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.

Genesis 2:20-25 // So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. 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. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. 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.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.  Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

4 Elements of Intimacy 1. Value …leaves his father and mother
  • Do your words validate and add value?

Proverbs 18:21 // The tongue has the power of life and death…

2. Energy …and is united

Ephesians 5:21 // Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

3. Sacrifice …the two become one flesh 4. Trust …naked and not ashamed