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Women Remade

Posted: April 17, 2018 by keystoneyouth in God's Greatest Invention
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Introduction:

  • Refresh: Over the past month we have been doing a series on gender – what it means to be a man or woman.
  • Two weeks ago, we started talking about women – What did we say about women? –Women encourage, nurture, and provide strength.
  • As we did with men, I want to talk about hurdles that women face.
  • Perhaps one of the biggest struggles/hurdles that women face is that they are told that they are only as good as their physical appearance.
  • Tonight, I want to look at this hurdle, show some of the issues it causes, talk about how God remakes women.

Big Idea: Find your value in what God says about you.

Passage: Mark 5:24-34; James 4:1-2; 2 Corinthians 5:17

 Main Points:

  • Sin leaves women covered in shame.
  • Comparison and perfectionism become ways of dealing with shame.
  • Only Jesus deals permanently with our shame.

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Introduction:

  • Refresh: Principles for this series – Equal in dignity and value; Specific roles to play; God’s design is good; Jesus restores broken people.
  • Refresh Men: Responsibility to lead, provide, and protect; Jesus is the model, all about gladly sacrificing for others.
  • Tonight… we start two weeks talking about women
  • I was sitting in the office this week on Thursday starting to work on this lesson and I kept thinking, “What in the world did I get myself into?”
  • Is there anything more offensive then a man teaching on the role of women???
  • But I also believe that it’s not my inadequacy or adequacy that matters when it comes time to teach… what matters is the authority of the Bible. The Bible is the words of a Father who deeply loves men and women made in his image.
  • With that being said, I realize my ability to step over the bounds of the Bible and say things it doesn’t actually say. That’s why small groups tonight are such a wonderful thing… because it gives you the opportunity to say, “I think Kyle is wrong. I think he went too far. I think he’s a chauvinistic pig” –Okay hopefully not that far, and if it is we might have a problemJ
  • I would say there are two competing narratives about women in our culture
    • 1) There are no differences and distinctions between men and women.
    • 2) The only distinction of women is that they should try really hard to be beautiful.
  • It’s confusing to be a woman – one side tells you there are no differences, the other side overemphasizes a single difference. Who do you believe?
  • Fortunately, Bible gives us some direction where the culture may seem confusing.

Big Idea: How we define what it means to be a woman will shape what girls pursue and what guys expect.

Main Points:

  • Women are given a unique gifting.
  • Women prioritize godliness over appearance.
  • Men and women display a picture of the gospel.

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