Sex Is Great For The Church

John Weirick

God is pro-sex.

The Church should be, too.

3 Ways Sex Is Great For The Church

1. Sex is a celebration of commitment.

Marriage is unique because it doesn’t just happen. It’s a lifelong commitment a man and a woman choose to make (Matthew 19:4-6). Sex between spouses expresses that they choose each other and belong completely to each other.

When we’re loyal to our own spouses in bed and in life, we acknowledge the importance of commitment.

The best thing for your marriage is to stay faithful to Jesus and faithful to each other.

Husbands and wives can stick with each other through ups and downs because Jesus is with us through every success and every struggle.

Marriage is picture of Jesus’ commitment to the Church (Ephesians 5:22-27). He loves us, makes sacrifices for our benefit, and makes our lives better. He doesn’t give up on us when we mess up or fail to return His love. He will never abandon the Church He started and sustains.

The best thing for your marriage is to stay faithful to Jesus and faithful to each other.

2. Sex improves intimacy.

Married couples reinforce their marriage when they’re sexually and emotionally satisfied with each other (Hebrews 13:4).

None of us can do life alone, and married couples are the most basic community of people sharing life. Stronger intimacy means they’re able to speak honestly, deal with conflicts, and take more next steps together.

Selfishness is the enemy of intimacy. Sex is not a weapon for spouses to use against each other, but a gift to enjoy together.

Withholding sex from each other works against intimacy in marriage. When one of the most powerful and personal actions is turned into a bargaining chip, everybody loses (1 Corinthians 7:2-5).

God’s wants us to enjoy sex while protecting our marriages (1 Thessalonians 4:3-4). Marriage is not an excuse for husbands to force their wives do things sexually that they’re not comfortable with, nor is it an excuse for wives to manipulate their husbands to do something around the house.

Intimacy is fragile, but it thrives in the stability created by two dedicated spouses.

3. Sex is about serving.

Using sex any way other than expressing love is a terrible abuse of a good gift.

If a man and woman learn to serve each other well in the bedroom, they’ll learn how to better serve each other outside the bedroom, too. God created us to serve. Being more concerned about our spouses’ happiness than our own well being helps us find more contentment than selfishness can offer (Philippians 2:3-4).

If we live with an attitude of putting others’ interests before our own, we’ll serve other people and the Church better so more people can meet Jesus. He is our example: Jesus didn’t expect to be served, but became a servant to others (Mark 10:44-45). He’s the one who created marriage and shows us how to sincerely love.

Related Content

to Discover More

Article

What Would Jesus Say to the Gay Community?

marriage homosexuality sex

There is a lot of noise on the news and in public forums about gay marriage and traditional values. Everyone ... read more

Read Article

Article

What to do when your husband won’t come to church

marriage church prayer husbands

Too many women go to church without their husbands. Golf, hunting, sports, or just plain ol’ apathy tak... read more

Read Article

Article

What does "guard your heart" mean in a relationship?

marriage dating relationships sex

Most of us can name at least one sign of a heart that’s in poor physical shape, but recognizing danger ... read more

Read Article

Article

Please stop acting like my roommate and start acting like my spouse

marriage husbands sex wives

You started off young and in love. The carefree days of newlyweds merged into work routines and obligations. ... read more

Read Article

Article

Do you know the five things men really want?

marriage love relationships sex

Intimacy is so much more than sex. Men tend to think sex leads to intimacy, yet women often see it the other... read more

Read Article

Article

Everything You Need To Know About Song of Solomon

marriage bible sex song of songs bible need to know

Context makes a difference in conversation, but also when we read the Bible. That's why we created B... read more

Read Article

Article

Do you know the four things women really want?

marriage relationships sex wives

Marriage is God’s creation. It’s a gift and a picture of His love for His followers. God desires ... read more

Read Article

Sermon

The Wedding

From Gathering

Aug 20, 2018

community marriage church jesus

Jesus calls us, the church, His bride. It's a way to picture the unique way we belong to Him and are bond... read more

Watch Sermon

Story

We Chose Separate Bedrooms To Avoid Our Problems

March 1, 2016

marriage church faith leadership divorce reconciliation

After 8 years of marriage, Jack and Jane Muir were living separate lives. It wasn’t until they attended... read more

Read Story

Story

The best days for my marriage came after the affairs

March 30, 2018

marriage repentance sex adultery

Greg Telley cheated on his wife in years of emotional affairs and adultery. Press play to see how God brought... read more

Read Story

Story

Restoring a marriage destroyed by a husband’s double life

March 11, 2017

community marriage addiction jesus forgiveness honesty repentance

Kelly and Jordan Bomar faced a crisis because of a secret struggle with sexual addiction, but their marriage ... read more

Read Story

Article

"Elephant in the Room" Group Leader Guide - Week 3

marriage homosexuality sex elephant in the room group guides

In the third message of “Elephant in the Room,” Pastor Clayton King addressed same-sex attraction and homosex... read more

Read Article

What's happening at NewSpring Church?

  • Need to Know: Weekly email to keep you informed about what's happening at NewSpring
  • Fuse News: Email for Fuse parents sent on the first Monday of the month
  • KidSpring Scoop: Email sent at the beginning of each series to give you the scoop on what's happening in KidSpring
  • Read My Bible: Daily devotional sent via text from 6-7am

Subscribe