Summary: The Golden cow of sexual immorality is a big fat cow getting bigger by the day as it enslaves people into it’s dark world of shame and bondage. It’s a sin that the apostle Paul says we need to run from!
Series: Cow Tipping!
Thesis: Cow tipping has to do with tipping over and destroying idols in our life that usurp God. They come in many forms and shapes.
Sermon 1: We have looked at the golden cow of the love of money, materialism and prosperity at any cost.
Sermon 2: We have looked at the golden cow of Self.
Today we will look at the golden cow of sex – more specifically sexual immorality.
Sermon 3: Cow Tipping - sexual immorality
Thesis: The Golden cow of sexual immorality is a big fat cow getting bigger by the day as it enslaves people into it’s dark world of shame and bondage. It’s a sin that the apostle Paul says we need to run from!
The question could be asked: "What is sexual immorality?"
The following answer is from Gotquestions.org: In the New Testament, the word most often translated “sexual immorality” is porneia. This word is also translated as “whoredom,” “fornication,” and “idolatry.” It means “a surrendering of sexual purity”, and it is primarily used of premarital sexual relations. From this Greek word we get the English word pornography, stemming from the concept of “selling off.” Sexual immorality is the “selling off” of sexual purity and involves any type of sexual expression outside the boundaries of a biblically defined marriage relationship.
Jesus said in Matthew 19:4-6: The question rose up of divorce: He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?” So, they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate.”
Sex is part of two people coming together to be one in spirit, soul and body and it is designed by God to be for a lifetime. I believe sex creates a soul tie in the male and female which is a spiritual is also somehow linked to God’s Spirit.
But in our sexual promiscuous world today people don’t believe there is a soul tie so they deny the action as meaning anything even though deep down inside they know somethings wrong. The sin of sexual immorality is gripped with shame, bondage, secrecy, darkness, fear, lack of self-esteem and other works of the flesh. It’s a dark lonely world in spite of what the media says about it and others.
The word “sexual immorality” encompasses the following according to the Bible and encompasses sins which fall outside of Biblical Marriage:
? Sexual abuse
? Child porn
? Child sexual abuse
? Sex slavery
? Sexual Harassment
In the last 40 years we have seen this golden cow grow bigger, fatter and bolder across the USA – we see it growing fatter in books, on Tv networks, on cable networks, in magazines, and on the internet! It’s becoming one of the top 3 idols people worship in our country today! It’s a big fat golden cow destroying the fabric of the family and Biblical marriage! It creates bondage, shame, fear, low-self esteem and darkness. It is destroying spirits, souls and bodies daily! Holding it’s victims with a grip of death and destruction.
Are you amazed at all the sexual harassment coming out into the light in America today on the media? Should we be surprised when we look at what is being produced daily in this country? Have you lost count of all the cases of it in the last month or even this last week? By the way it’s around 34?
Let’s look at some of the men accused of sexual harassment- rape – sexual abuse since the Weinstein accusations emerged and set this firestorm ablaze across our TV screens:
— Producer Harvey Weinstein’ Accused by dozens of women of sexual harassment or sexual assaults, including rape. Fired by The Weinstein Co. and expelled from various professional guilds. Under investigation by police departments in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. Weinstein denies all allegations of non-consensual sex, but he has apologized for causing “a lot of pain” with “the way I’ve behaved with colleagues in the past.”
— Celebrity chef John Besh — Accused by 25 women of sexual harassment. He has stepped down from the company he founded.
— Actor Richard Dreyfuss — One woman alleges sexual harassment. He denies the allegation.
— Actor Dustin Hoffman — Accused by woman of sexual harassing when she was 17. He has apologized for his behavior.
— Producer Chris Savino — Accused of harassing up to 12 women. Fired from Nickelodeon. He has apologized for his behavior.