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Jeremy Crooks

Jeremy grew up in Sydney Australia. He has tertiary qualifications in business, training, and Bible. With experience in both church ministry and corporate human resources, Jeremy has a strong interest in how faith is demonstrated in our homes and workplaces.

You can contact Jeremy at jeremy@teaminfocus.com.au.

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    Steven Svendsen

    Well said, Mr. Crooks. Because of the equipping responsibility that pastors/elders have, it is my opinion that pastors should NOT dismiss the children before the sermon, especially when addressing God’s view of sex. I have been scolded for using words from the pulpit that forced embarrassed parents to explain sexuality to their children. I happily take those hits. While I try to be discreet in my word choices, what better way is there for a child to learn about sex than from the Bible and their parents?

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    david lumpy milson

    @Jeremy. There are a number of topics which could do with the same scrutiny from the pulpit that you suggest sex get, giving, music, alcohol, eating, and others. Some of these loom large (excuse the pun) in the minds of many churchgoers and yet are rarely addressed in the way that you describe. Excellent post. By the way, I just kissed my wife, and I loved it!
    @Jason. You have an great group of writers at present. I reckon that this is the strongest week content wise that the blog has had. Keep up the GOoD work.

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    Jeremy Crooks

    @ Steve: I appreciate your thoughts on preaching about sex to everyone. Another topic worth discussing would be how parents should teach their sons and daughters about sex.

    @ David: Yes, I think many churches have failed with application driven preaching. We must connect theology with the real life issues you mentioned.

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    Terry Jordan

    Good Article Jeremy

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    Jason Harris

    @Steven S., I tend to agree with the general concept you suggest. Do we really want them to have to google it? Because they will.

    @Jeremy, I appreciate the post. I am thankful for my church in this regard, though, as always, we have growing to do.

    @Lumpy, Thanks for the encouragement. I’m thankful for those who are investing both in writing and reading.

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    Kezia Dennison

    Good post. Hard to imagine sex preached from the pulpit in anything but a negative “Thou shalt not” type way, but definitely something that needs to be addressed more from a biblical standpoint.

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    Dan & Bec

    Jeremy,
    Awesome job, we agree whole heartedly in ALL the issues raised, look forward in bringing sharing these suggestions to our elders.

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    Jeremy Crooks

    Thanks for the feedback.

    Sexual desire is good and godly, but like a fire, it must be burnt off in the right place. Our challenges is to enjoy fireworks every night (and sometimes during the day :-), without becoming pyromaniacs.

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    Anita Brady

    Jeremy, God bless you for your stand. Except I am not sure what it is. I don’t know if you realise this but you didn’t really address the Elephant.

    You said homosexuality and gay marriage are the issues of the day and we need to promote God’s view, but you didn’t state what God’s view is. You say all sex outside of marriage is not authorised by God, but does this mean that you are ok with gay sex as long as the couple are married?

    For the record, I believe homosexuality is a sin and that it is explicitly stated in both Genesis and Romans. I am assuming that you do to, but I just found it interesting that you didn’t specifically state that, considering the topic of your article. Was I wrong?

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