The resources on this page are intended to help you better understand how we have been made for God when it comes to Identity, Gender, and Sex. Although we hope that these resources are helpful to you, they are not, and cannot be, a replacement for God’s word, the Bible. Unlike God’s word, these resources are not perfect, breathed out by God, or able to discern our inner-most thoughts and intentions in the same manner as God’s word. We believe these resources will be most helpful when utilizing them in community and subjecting them to God’s word together.
The task of the Christian is not to whine about the moment in which he or she lives but to understand its problems and respond appropriately to them.” (Carl Trueman) Perhaps nothing has garnered more attention in our current cultural moment than identity, gender, and sex. But attention has not meant agreement for there is a host of opinions about the problems we face, and how to respond appropriately to them. This fall we are exploring how, ultimately, each of us is made for God and what difference that then makes regarding identity, gender, and sex. This resource page is meant to help us engage those topics as we walk through this series together.
If you’re having feelings of hopelessness or helplessness and would like to meet with a member of the Restoring Hope counseling team, please email email@example.com. If you have questions or concerns related to the Made for God sermon series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small Group Materials
We’ve created a set of small group materials for the sermon series Made for God in order to help you and your small group discuss, process, and apply the topics brought up in the sermon series.
Weekly meeting of men joining together in accountability for sexual healing and freedom in Christ. This group provides a safe space to confess sin, support and encourage other men, and earnestly pray against temptation and towards repentance.
This is not a substitute for Gospel community or counseling, nor a behavior-modification program, it is a Gospel-centered group purposed to continue in the fight for freedom by the Spirit.
This group meets every Friday morning from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Please email email@example.com or click the link below to join or learn more.
Sermons from the Series
All sermons from all locations from the series can be found by visiting our sermon archive.
God’s Design for Gender/Sex
Hope Sermon: What Was God Thinking When He Created Sex?
Website: Christian Sexuality
Book: Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why It Matters by Dr. Juli Slattery
God’s Design for Human Sexuality
Hope Sermon Series: Holy Sex
Website: Christian Sexuality
Hope Article: Breaking Shame Narratives by Paul Stiver and Kaelyn Larson
Book: Rid of My Disgrace by Justin Holcomb and Lindsay Holcomb
Hope Sermon: Singleness
Book: 7 Myths About Singleness by Sam Allberry
Hope Sermon: The Idolatry of Marriage (or Singleness)
Sermon Series: Sex, Singleness, & Marriage from Redeemer Church
Article: What is a Christian Sexual Ethic? by Preston Sprinkle
Book: The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy & Kathy Keller
Hope Article: Gender Roles by Kaelyn Larson
Hope Essay: Seeking Clarity on Complementarianism
Hope Sermon: The Law, the Gospel, and Divorce
Sermon: Marriage, Divorce, and Singleness – Tim Keller
Hope Sermon: Lust: Dealing With the Dragon Within
Hope Sermon Series: False Intimacy
Article: NY Times – Internet Porn Nearly Ruined His Life. Now He Wants to Help.
Podcast: Consider Before Consuming
Hope Sermon: From Naked and Ashamed to Covered and Loved
Forum: Sex and the End of Loneliness: An Open Forum hosted by Timothy Keller
Hope Article: Is it Okay to Sleep Together if We Really Love Each Other? by Cor Chmieleski
Book: Premarital Sex in America: How Young Americans Meet, Mate, and Think About Marrying by Mark Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker
Podcast Episode: Gender Identity, Biblical Womanhood, and Girly Girls by Thirty Minutes with the Perrys
Book: Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture by Mark A. Yarhouse
Hope Sermon: Holy Sex and Homosexuality
Conference Talk: Sexuality and Identity by Jackie Hill Perry
Book: Gay Girl, Good God by Jackie Hill Perry
Book: Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends by Mark A. Yarhouse
Hope Sermon: Beauty from Ashes: Hope for the Sexually Fallen
Hope Sermon: Restoration: Picking up the Pieces of Our Broken Sexuality