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Group Resources

Here you’ll find resources for our most recent preaching series.  Our Group Guide gives an opportunity to further study and discuss the materials on your own or in a Discipleship Group.  The extra resources provides links to some of our favorite websites and tools to supplement this series.

Group Guide

And the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

– Jesus, Mark 10:8 (ESV) 

As a people designed for deep relationship, living in a culture where intimacy is misunderstood and abused can be incredibly challenging.  But God made us for more.  He wired us for real relationships that are characterized by transparency, sacrifice and love.  In this series, we’ll discover how to thrive as intimacy-wired Christ-followers in a sex-saturated world by looking at the writings of the Apostle Paul in the letters of Ephesians and 1 Corinthians.  

This group guide follows along with our Sunday series by looking at additional passages of the Bible that portray God’s design for the husband/wife relationship, the path to authentic intimacy, and that confront the brokenness of sex that is depicted in our world.  

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Additional Resources

RightNow Media

Get a free RightNow Media account to get access to thousands of study resources.  Some potential resources include:

  • The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating (Andy Stanley): Are you the person the person you are looking for is looking for? Single? Looking for the “right person”? Thinking that if you met the “right person” everything would turn out “right”? Think again. In this video-based small group Bible study, Andy Stanley explores the challenges, assumptions, and land minds associated with dating in the twenty-first century. Best of all, he offers the most practical and uncensored advice you will every hear on this topic.

  • The Sacred Search (Gary Thomas): What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate” – someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy?

  • Love Is (Bianca Olthoff): How can Christians today date confidently in a culture that doesn’t know what true love is? In this six-part series, hear from Bible teacher and author Bianca Juárez Olthoff as she covers everything from love to sex, singleness, and dating from a Christian perspective. Falling in love can seem difficult—but with the love of Jesus, it doesn’t have to be.

  • The Meaning of Marriage (Tim and Kathy Keller): In this six-session video-based Bible study, Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.

  • Sexuality and the Bible (Preston Sprinkle): This is the first of two courses that examine homosexuality from a Christian perspective. This course focuses on the biblical teaching on homosexuality, while Part 2 provides a practical and loving approaching for interacting with the LGBTQ community.

  • 10 Day Freedom from Porn Action Plan (Carl Thomas): The 10 Day Freedom from Porn Action Plan is an online video series and course designed to help men and women find freedom from their life from porn and other unwanted sexual behaviors. This course is frank, honest, and will challenge you to take action in your life by providing you with the tools, teaching, and practical steps needed to build an effective strategy.

If you’re not yet connected to RightNow Media, find out about it HERE.

Bible Project

The Bible Project offers a variety of amazing resources.  These videos expand on many of the ideas that we have touched on in this series.