Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting

by Dr. Sam Serio    |     Book Summary


Author: Dr. Sam Serio
Publisher: Kregel Ministry
Date: June 27, 2016
Pages: 208

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Every congregation is filled with both sexual victims and perpetrators. Some have experienced deep sexual trauma. All experience sexual shame because each is a sexual sinner in one way or another. Sadly, the church’s response to sexual sin and those affected by it has been checkered at best. At worst, we have demonized some while ignoring the sin of others.

Our shortcomings are clear, especially in our preaching. Shrill voices cry from one corner while other corners remain in silent embarrassment. Seminary courses leave preachers unprepared to talk about sex in sermons, yet church leaders are all too aware of the struggles represented by each person sat in front of them.

In His Word, God is never shrill or embarrassed. He offers unending and abundant grace to sinners, but never overlooks or minimizes sin. He calls out injustice and protects victims, yet offers forgiveness to victimizers through the death of His Son.

Preachers need help. How can their voices begin to echo the voice of God in His Word more effectively? This book is designed to provide that help by giving preachers words to speak into the real lives of the sexually hurting sitting right in front of them.





Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting

by Dr. Sam Serio

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author Dr. Sam Serio
Publisher Kregel Ministry
Date June 27, 2016
Pages 208


Overview:

Every congregation is filled with both sexual victims and perpetrators. Some have experienced deep sexual trauma. All experience sexual shame because each is a sexual sinner in one way or another. Sadly, the church’s response to sexual sin and those affected by it has been checkered at best. At worst, we have demonized some while ignoring the sin of others.

Our shortcomings are clear, especially in our preaching. Shrill voices cry from one corner while other corners remain in silent embarrassment. Seminary courses leave preachers unprepared to talk about sex in sermons, yet church leaders are all too aware of the struggles represented by each person sat in front of them.

In His Word, God is never shrill or embarrassed. He offers unending and abundant grace to sinners, but never overlooks or minimizes sin. He calls out injustice and protects victims, yet offers forgiveness to victimizers through the death of His Son.

Preachers need help. How can their voices begin to echo the voice of God in His Word more effectively? This book is designed to provide that help by giving preachers words to speak into the real lives of the sexually hurting sitting right in front of them.