When you think of the geography of the United States, you imagine a mass of land stretching from the Redwood Forest to the gulf stream waters and from California to the New York island. That’s right, this land was made for you and me! But, when we think of the United States as only its outline, we miss a lot of things in the middle . . . including us here in Oklahoma! To effectively describe our country, we need to look at more than just its edges.
Over the past two weeks at Wildwood, we have painted the edges of our relationship status. Two weeks ago, I led us in a discussion of singleness from a biblical perspective. Last week, Bruce guided us as we looked at the topic of marriage from God’s point of view. Together, these two messages have painted the coastlands of relationships. But what about everything in between? We probably still have questions about divorce, remarriage, and the rapidly shifting grounds of human sexual expression. What does the Bible have to say about those things?
This Sunday at Wildwood, as we continue our “Relationship Status” series, we will be asking these questions “in between the edges of singleness and marriage.” The message this week will be a bit different in our 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 services. Pastor Bruce and I will both be on stage going back and forth addressing a number of questions, attempting to show what the Bible has to say about each. We would love to have you join us!
Know that Bruce and I are both aware that some of the subject matters we will be addressing may be too sensitive for little ears. Though we will be respectful and not crass in our discussions, the subject matter is mature, and those who are considering bringing small children into the worship service this week may want to take advantage of our children’s ministry (running during the 9:45 and 11:00 services). This will be a sermon that might be rated “PG-13” for its more mature themes, so we invite you to plan accordingly.
As always, our aim on Sunday mornings is to lift up the name of Christ together. We will do that in song, in prayer, in giving, in fellowship, AND by turning to Jesus to answer some of the more difficult (and personal) questions facing us in our culture today. We look forward to seeing you this weekend at Wildwood Community Church!