As a pastor I’m sometimes asked to preach on a particular topic, and there are times where we are specifically targeting an area for Christian growth. But, our regular practice is to preach through scripture and allow topics to arise organically. Some require more time and care to lead people to a deeper experience of grace.
So, over the past two weeks we have discussed issues related to sanctification and sexual ethics (1 Thess 4:1-8) and creating healthy relational boundaries (1 Thess. 4:9-12). In these two sermons there may be subjects that are raised that have lead you to deeper reflection. My hope and the desire of the pastoral team, is for you to seek support, counsel, and encouragement as the Holy Spirit works in you with the word.
Over the years this is how I have sensed the Lord working through his word, and it has inspired me to do deeper work in my own heart. Therefore, we invite you to reach out to us or consider some of these resources if you need deeper counsel and wisdom.
Care at CPC
- For men, we have a men’s accountability group called E5:3, which seeks to be a Christ-centered support group for men who want to find freedom from the bondage of sexual addiction.
- We have had a women’s group in the past, but we do not currently. If you would be interested in such a group, then please email us to discuss possible next steps.
- Pastoral care, prayer, and connecting you to appropriate resources for support and help.
CPC Paper on Marriage and Sexuality – Our Session of Elders has authored a paper providing a framework to consider matters pertaining to sexual ethics in light of our current cultural context. This paper is a summary of what we believe the Bible presents regarding marriage and sexuality. Read more.
Other Websites with helpful resources
- Harvest USA brings the truth and mercy of Jesus Christ by helping individuals and families affected by sexual struggles and by providing resources that address biblical sexuality to individuals and churches.
- GRACE – Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment. GRACE seeks to empower Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse. Common Questions | Resources