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Honor V - "Sex in Marriage"

5/13/18

May 13, 2018 • Paul Barnard

Honor V “Sex in Marriage” *HONOR V “God’s Plan for Sex within the Marriage”* 1Co 7:1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” Origin would throw himself into thorns with every sexual thought 1Co 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. 1Co 7:3 The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. 1Co 7:4 For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1. *Responsible to one another* A. Do your part! i. Men are to nurture and be supportive of their wives a. Are they 1st? b. Are they a priority ii. Women need to recognize the battle that all men face a. Need to be affirmed b. The Bowls B. This does not work if one party is committed an 1Co 7:5 Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ** *2. Communication with one another* A. Agree on a time of abstinence i. Women should not be expected to be constantly sexual (no matter what TV tells you) ii. Men cannot (generally) abstain sexually without the entrance of temptation iii. Schedule sex B. Agree on likes and dislikes i. All things are lawful but not all beneficial ii. Pornography and entertainment has skewed our view of sexuality C. Compromise, compromise, compromise i. This is not about you, it is about him, her ii. Latin lover 1Co 7:6 Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. 1Co 7:7 I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. 1Co 7:8 To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. 1Co 7:9 But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.Honor- Sex Inside Marriage - 5:9:18, 4.16 PM.mp3 (https://quip.com/MWLsAnke3B3v#) ** *3. Submission to God* 1. Why sex is so important in the context of marriage 2. . In this comment, Paul notes that their is the possibility of abstaining throughout a relationship. He also states that the answer is never sin but instead the will and glory of God Questions: What was something that stood out to you in the sermon this week? Why is it so difficult to compromise ourselves when dealing with sex in the marriage? What are things that need to be communicated about sex in the marriage? What are the dangers of a “non sexual” marraige?