Stand Alone Sermon
If you believe the human race is the product of some accidental, chance process occurring one step after another over millions of years, the existence of men and women, as well as the distinction between the two, may be a matter for discussion or debate. BUT, if you believe “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created them, male and female He created them,” (Genesis 1:27), and that all of this happened according to God’s plan and for His purposes some 6,000 years ago, suddenly your perspective on life as a man or a woman takes on new meaning. God created Adam for His purposes, and He created Eve for His purposes. God’s plan and purposes required the creation of both, and His purpose can and will be fulfilled only when both man and woman fulfill the purposes for which God created them!! So what were/are God’s purposes? This morning we look at God’s design and intention for woman. Even though women can and do have a variety of gifts and abilities that can be used in many different ways and in many different circumstances, there are some general truths that apply to every woman that when rightly understood and accepted promote the satisfaction God alone can give to His special creation, and the beauty and purpose that only God can produce in those who are created in His image and for His glory. Those in whom the Spirit of God is at work must understand God’s design and purpose for woman and celebrate womanhood using God’s definition and instruction. Only by knowing and accepting and living out God’s calling can a woman live a life pleasing to God and work together with other women and men to honor our Creator and enjoy His blessing.