Mon, 8 October 2012
Kenny Benge preached a sermon entitled “Fidelity As A Sexual Discipline” based on Mark 10:2-16 for the Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost on October 7, 2012. In the Gospel reading for today, the Pharisees are trying to trap Jesus in legalities about divorce, but he refuses to bite, instead taking to them to Genesis 2 and God’s intent for marriage, grounding the institution of marriage within the fabric of creation itself. Life in our bodies, especially as it relates to our sexuality, requires cultivation if it is to flourish. Fidelity is the necessary practice or discipline that allows for the flourishing of our sexuality.
(In this sermon, I refer to an extended quote by Wendell Berry. You can download it here.)
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
Job 1:1, 2:1-10