Sermons

Summary: A Practical Guide in Fleeing From Sexual Immorality!

  Study Tools

Fleeing From Sexual Immorality

It is indicated for us in John 14:6 responding to the apostle Thomas, that Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”

Jesus is not saying that he knows the way, that he knows the truth and that he knows how to have life.

Rather, Jesus is indicating that he IS the way, that he IS the truth and that he IS the life.

In addition, Jesus is not saying that he is A way, A truth and A life. Jesus is saying that he is THE way, THE truth and THE life. Meaning that he is the one and only way.

It is important to note here that the early Church was referred to as “The Way.” When Paul was on trial before Governor Felix, he said in Acts 24:14, “However, I admit that I worship the God of our fathers as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect.”

There are many people that know about God, but don’t KNOW God on a personal level.

Likewise, there are many people that know about Jesus, but choose not to follow Jesus.

When Jesus gave his Sermon on the Mount, which is provided for us in Chapters 5-7 of the Gospel of Matthew, he said in Matthew 7:13-14, “Enter through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

The ways of the world and of the enemy – SATAN – is the wide gate and the broad road that leads to destruction. Jesus Christ, however, is the small gate and the narrow road that leads to life.

Read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 – “Sexual Immorality.”

Let’s focus in on a few verses, specifically verses 18-20.

Verse 18 indicates, “Flee from sexual immorality.”

The word flee means, “To take flight. To run away quickly. To Shun.

God is telling us here that we should run away immediately, from anything or anyone that is sexually immoral, to the extent that is within our power and means. In addition, that means that we must abstain from any sexually immoral thoughts, words and especially any sexually immoral actions.

Verse 19 indicates that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. That means that whatever we do with our body, we are subjecting the Holy Spirit of God to as well whenever we do it!

Verse 19-20 also indicates, “You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.”

This means that our bodies do NOT belong to us.

This means that our bodies have been purchased by God.

This means that your worth to God was so great, that He was willing to pour out the blood from and sacrifice the body of His Son Jesus to claim us as his own.

This means that we do NOT have the right to do whatever we want with our bodies, whenever we want to do it.

This means that we must honor God with our bodies.

Brothers I want you to know that regardless of what you have done in the past, regardless of the way that you once were, regardless of the darkness in which you use to live your life. That God says that even while you were a sinner you were worth the price of the sacrifice of my Son.


Talk about it...

Pastor Nathan Francis

commented on Aug 31, 2010

I thank God for the wisdom he has given you to form this website. I am particularly blessed by you teaching and preaching materials. The Lord bless and increase you even as you serve the body of Christ to the glory of God. Amen

Pastor Nathan Francis

commented on Aug 31, 2010

I thank God for the wisdom he has given you to form this website. I am particularly blessed by your teaching and preaching materials. The Lord bless and increase you even as you serve the body of Christ to the glory of God. Amen

Join the discussion