Sex, fornication, adultery, pornography, masturbation, homosexuality, sexual abuse...if it has to do with sex at all, I probably named it and addressed it in some small way from the pulpit in our first message of our Sex & Stuff series on February 14th.
Some people (from other churches) get upset or weird that we are talking about sex in church. I suggest that we pull our head out of the sand, because your kids in the second and third grade are being educated about sex at school! Our spiritual enemy is trying to tell us and our children about sex and we better speak up and speak the truth of Christ on a topic that he cares deeply about.
Godly sex is: Between a man and a woman who are married! SIMPLE ENOUGH?
Now let me complicate it…Unmarried men are sexual beings with sexual feelings. Unmarried women are sexual beings with sexual feelings. Married or not, people have genitals and feelings and desires and temptations. And that—is where it gets tough. (I wish I had better news.)
Great and godly sex starts with Godly thinking and living—between the ears and in the heart-- long before it goes between the legs!
Contrary to the individualistic tone of our society, it is critical to understand that -- YOUR BOD BELONGS TO GOD! “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
SEX IS STICKY! “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, "The two will become one flesh." 1 Corinthians 6:15-16
Young relationships that “break up” are most painful when there has been physical intimacy. Have you ever known a devastated teenager who had a hard break up? Then, you probably know a teenager that was sexually involved. Because, sex is meant to BOND us together…sex is sticky.
SEXUAL SIN IS MESSY! “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18
Message Two is tomorrow-- will post that later.