Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to provoke the hearers to affirm to others that many US Military members desires to have clean hearts, but unknowingly struggle with PORNOGRAPHIC ADDICTION.
2 Samuel 11:2-5 (ESV)
29 March 2009
Fifth Sunday in Lent
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris
Contingency Operation Site (C.O.S.) Sykes
BIG IDEA: Many members of the US military desire to have clean hearts, but unknowingly struggle with pornographic addiction.
REFERENCES: Exodus 20:14 ESV (The sixth commandment) You shall not commit adultery; Deuteronomy 5:18 (ESV) And you shall not commit adultery; Leviticus 20:10 ESV If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death; Proverbs 14:12 (ESV) There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death; Psalm 51:1-12 ESV (David’s Psalm of Penitence – Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God); 2 Samuel 11:2-13 ESV (The Sin of Pornography leads to the Sin of Adultery); 2 Sam 11:14-25 ESV (The Sin of Adultery leads to the Sin of Murder); 1 Corinthians 6:18-20 ESV (Flee sexual immorality) Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 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, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body; Matthew 5:27-28 ESV (Lust) You have heard that it was said, you shall not commit adultery. But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart ; Job 31:1-2 CEV (Contemporary English Version) I promised myself never to stare with desire at a young woman. God All-Powerful punishes men who do that; 1 John 1:9 (God is Light) If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness; Hebrews 13:4 ESV (Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous); Romans 12:1-3 ESV (I Beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God); Matthew 12:34b ESV (… For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks); Psalm 119:9-11 ESV (How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. I seek you with my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you; 1 Corinthians 5 (Sexual Immorality in the church is to be dealt with decisively by the Christian community); Psalm 32:5-6 (A Special Psalm of David – The Joy of Forgiveness) I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,” and you forgave the iniquity of my sin;
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: Psalm 51:1-4; 7-10 (ESV);
2 Samuel 11:2-5 (ESV)