Summary: Sex isn’t just a physical act. It’s deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual.
October 13, 2019
Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19 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; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.
• Paul was writing to the people of Corinth, where the Temple of Aphrodite was the center of city
1. Sex is dirty.
2. Christians are prudes.
3. Sex has been weaponized against me.
Sex isn’t just a physical act. It’s deeply emotional and profoundly spiritual.
We cannot objectify our bodies, detaching them from our souls.
• Our physical bodies are not separate from our spirits and souls
• Greeks – as long as my soul is at peace with God, I can do whatever I want with my body. Not true!!!
Sex is the embodiment of human intimacy; therefore, sex is powerful.
• Sex that avoids commitment and intimacy simply leaves us broken and more alone than ever.
We’re not our own.
Matthew 19:5-6 NIV
'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'? 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
Story of establishing boundaries for Abram and Callie
Only the covenant of marriage is powerful enough to contain sex.
Marriage is the fireplace for the fire of sex!
We were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with our bodies.
Christ purchased us with his body to set our bodies free from slavery.
Galatians 5:1 NIV
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
We value what we consider valuable.
Ephesians 5: 1 NIV
Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children …”
The Gospel doesn't begin by telling us how to love; it begins by telling us we’re already loved.
For God so loved the world ….
We’ve been loved every second of our lives.