Sexual Complementarity

A complementation look at the relationships between men and women.

About this Course

Dr. Piper discusses "man" as male and female, what the differences are, why they matter and how it affects the way we live. He wants to help Christians recover a noble vision of manhood and womanhood as God created them to be. This will free each of us to minister in a way that will cause us to be fulfilled, will glorify God and will advance his kingdom.

We are thankful for John Piper's willingness to share these lectures with us. Copyright 2014 by Desiring God Ministries. Used with Permission. For more information, please visit www.DesiringGod.org.

  • Length:
    4 hours
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Institution:
    Bethlehem Baptist Church
  • Subject:
    Biblical Theology
  • Skill Level:
    Beginner
  • Languages:
    English

Lectures

1

The argument against complementarity is that we should be sex blind and sex levelling and not take into account whether a person is a woman or man in the role they choose.

2

Dr. Piper discusses the Affirmation of the Danvers Statement of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, gives definitions of masculinity and femininity and presents the case from Genesis that the primary leadership of man is an order of creation not a result of the Fall.

3

Both Ephesians 5:21-33 describes how husbands and wives should demonstrate their love for each other. The divine calling of a husband is to take primary responsibility in the home for Christlike, loving, servant leadership, protection and  provision. Jesus' example of leading by serving was meant to define leadership, not do away with it.

4

Description of what submission does not mean and examples of how it might look in situations we commonly encounter.

5

Men and women have strengths and weaknesses in different areas. Ministry is being in persons' lives in such way that they change into Christ-likeness. Both men and women are given all the spiritual gifts to qualify and empower them for this.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the programs intended for?

The Foundations program is intended for everyone, regardless of biblical knowledge. The Academy program is intended for those who would like more advanced studies. And the Institute program is intended for those who want to study seminary-level courses.

Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?

In the Foundations and Academy sections, we recommend taking the courses in the order presented, as each subsequent course will build on material from previous courses. In the Institute section, the first 11 classes are foundational. Beginning with Psalms, the classes are on specific books of the Bible or various topics.

Do you offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program?

At this time, we offer certificates only for the classes on the Certificates page. While we do not offer transfer credit for completing a certificate program, you will be better equipped to study the Bible and apply its teachings to your life.