So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
– Genesis 1:27 –
This axiom—that God made mankind as ‘male and female’ is a fundamental truth of the Christian worldview. However, it is not so plain to our Western culture. No longer is gender a biological given, reinforced by a Judeo-Christian ethic. Rather, according to most secular theorists, gender is a social construct, something that each individual discovers through a process of trial and error.
To engage our culture, we need to know what God’s word says about sexuality and gender.
In this week’s sermon, I explore what it means to be made in God’s image, as male and female. The sermon follows the outline of redemptive history—(1) God’s design for men and women in creation, (2) the effect of the Fall on gender, and (3) how redemption in Jesus Christ restores the created order. Let me know what you think.
Male and Female: God’s View of Gender (selected Scriptures from Genesis 1-3)
For the rest of the sermons in this series (‘God’s Design for Sexuality and Marriage’), go to Sermon Audio.
Soli Deo Gloria, dss