Sermon Themes and Scriptures

Suggested Sermon Themes on Sexuality

Taking Care of Our Sexuality
Love and the Divine
Honoring Sexuality as Sacred
Youth and Sexuality
Sexuality in Sacred Texts
To Do Justice—Sexual Abuse/Violence Prevention
Honoring Our Bodies as Part of Creation
Respect: Caring for Self and Others
Dignity and Justice: Creating Equal Partnerships

Scripture Readings on Sexuality (Partial List)

Genesis 1:1-2:4a (Creation)
Genesis 1:27-28 (Creation, Gender, Reproduction)
Genesis 1:31 (Creation as “good”)
Genesis 2:18-24 (Partnership, Gender)
Genesis 2:25 (Bodies)
Genesis 17:11-13 (Culture and Embodiment)
Genesis 29 (Marriage, Pregnancy, Infertility)
Genesis 30 (Infertility, Sexual Consent, Surrogacy)
Leviticus 17-26 (Culture and Sexuality, Sexual Morality)
Leviticus 18:20 (Sexual Morality) Deuteronomy 24:5 (Marriage and Sexuality)
Judges 11:37-39 (Singleness, Virginity)
Ruth 1:1-18 (LGBT Love, Partnership, and Sexuality)
1 Samuel 18:1 (LGBT Sexuality)
2 Samuel 1:26 (LGBT Sexuality)
Song of Solomon (Sexual Pleasure, Marriage)
Isaiah 62: 4-5 (Love and the Divine)
Proverbs 5:7-19 (Marriage, Pleasure, Fidelity)
Ecclesiastes 3:5 (Sexual Morality) Matthew 19:12 (Sexual Minorities)
Matthew 22: 37-39 (Divine Love, Love for and One Another)
Mark 3: 31-34 (Family) Luke 7 (Sexual Mores, Expressions of Love)
John 4:16-30 (Marriage, Sexual Boundaries)
John 8 (Culture and Sexual Morality)
1 Corinthians 7, 13 (Marriage, Sexual Fulfillment, Embodiment, Love)
Ephesians 5 (Sexual Morality, Gender Roles, Marriage)
1 John 2-4 (Divine Love, Love for One Another)