Still hearing a lot of comments about the message this week. I’m always encouraged when I can stir up a bunch of discussion, especially when it’s centered around what the Bible has to say about it. That’s been the case this week.
For those that don’t know, this past week in our Will It Blend? series we were looking at sex, nudity, adultery, casual sex and the like. It’s not often I push the podcast here on my blog, but when I hear a dad tell his son (who missed the message because he was helping somewhere else) that it’s mandatory listening for him, I get excited and think others might like it too, so check it out over at the website.
I have a confession to make. I don’t know about other speakers, but I speak from more of an outline than a manuscript, which means I don’t always know what I’m going to say or how I’m going to say it, I just know what point I want to make or what story I might want to tell. Well this week, the best illustration was just given to me AFTER I started speaking.
Again, you’ll have to listen to the message to really appreciate it, but I know it worked because I was with a family earlier and one of the kids was in “big church” and the parent got tied up for most of the service and was a bit concerned that her kid heard all about sex. So I asked the kid to share what they heard and they nailed it….”the best place for sex is “on the playground” (in marriage) and if you play before you get to the playground, you miss out on all the good stuff and end up feeling less than satisfied (sex before marriage) and if you’re on the playground and leave to play somewhere else you ruin it for everybody (adultery)” Like I said, check out the podcast. I’m going to bed….think I’ll make a trip to the playground tomorrow!
I don’t mean to embarrass you Lora, but we have 5 kids! People can tell we’ve already been to the playground quite a few times.