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Honor IV - "Sexual Immorality"

5/6/18

May 6, 2018 • Paul Barnard

**Honor IV - “Sexual Immorality” ** 1Co 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 1Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 1Co 6:20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. * *_*Dominated*_* * **Your body has a purpose**-1Co 6:12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 1Co 6:13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. *1. For the Lord- You were created for God’s Glory-* Rom 1:24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,Rom 1:25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen. *2. For the spouse-* 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 *3. For Sacrifice* Rom 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. **B.* *Satan wants to use your body against you ** 1. Sex addiction- You cannot serve two masters 2. False Promised fulfillment- Lasting damage caused by sexual immorality 3. Confusion between men and women ** ** **2. _Consummation of defilement_** * Christ is in us 1Co 6:14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power.1Co 6:15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 1Co 6:16 Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.”1Co 6:17 But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. * Satan, through sexual immorality is not after you but your spirit C. Not promoting oneness **3. Conclusion** Life is about so much more than temporary pleasures. Life is about fulfillment. Fulfillment comes from knowing who you are in Christ. Don’t believe the lie that Sex creates fulfillment. Questions: * What was something that you gleaned from the message? * Why do you think it is so hard for us to see that our bodies are designed for our spouse alone? * How can we counteract the sexual cultural of influence in our lives? * What are some ways that the church has decided (many times) to honor the culture and not God sexually? How can you take a stand to protect you and your family from sexual cultural influence this week?