Redeemer Church Riverview
Why We Crave Intimacy
May 23, 2021

Why We Crave Intimacy

May 23, 2021


Come Worship The Lord

Song of Praise “This Is Amazing Grace”
Call to Worship Psalm 147:1-3
Song of Praise “O For A Thousand Tongues”
Confession of Faith Revelation 4:11
Song of Praise “Revelation Song”
Prayer of Adoration
Greet One Another
Reception of New Member Betty Ridlehoover
Corporate Confession of Sin
Assurance of Pardon Colossians 1:19-22
Prayer of Intercession
Giving of God’s Tithes and Our Offerings
Song of Preparation “Before The Throne of God Above”
Scripture Readings Exodus 20:14; Proverbs 5:15-23, Matthew 5:27-30
Sermon “Ten Laws For Life: Why We Crave Intimacy” Craig Swartz
Prayer of Commitment
Song of Response “Jesus Paid It All”


Robert Rimmer:

“Can we lift ourselves by the bootstraps and create a new kind of society where human sexuality and the total wonder of the human body and the human mind become the new religion, a humanistic religion without the necessity of a God, because you and I and the billions who could interact caringly with one another are the only God we need?

I think we can.”

C. S. Lewis:

“The Christian standard is so difficult and so contrary to our nature that obviously something is wrong with us personally and with our society.”

  1. THE  OF SEX

N.T. Wright:

“The church is often called a killjoy for protesting against sexual license. But the real killing of joy comes with the grabbing of pleasure. As with credit card usage. the price tag is hidden at the start, but the physical and emotional debt incurred will take a long time to pay off.”

Derek Kidner:

“This text teaches us what history and common sense teach us also. When marriage is chiefly a business arrangement, not only is the Lord’s generous gift of sex misunderstood but human passion (see verse 20) will seek other outlets.”

Proverbs 5:15-18


Chuck Colson survey:

  1. I can have all the sex I want without getting married
  2. I don’t want to take care of kids or my spouse
  3. I don’t want to risk the pain of divorce
  4. I don’t want to change

C.S. Lewis:

“Sex outside of marriage is like bulimia. You want the pleasure of the food, you want the experience of eating the food, but you do not want the responsibility. You don’t want to feel it become a part of you so you vomit it back up.”

Christopher West:

“Marital love is a reflection of God loves. It is free, total, faithful and fruitful.”


Proverbs 5:21-22

Matthew 5:29-30

G.K. Chesterton:

“The greatest spiritual disease is thinking all is well.”

Jeremiah 2:13

Titus 2:11-14

Tim Keller:

“To the degree you experience God’s love towards you—seeing you as beautiful and radiant—to that degree sex won’t ruin your life.”


John Donne:

“Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.”

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