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.