Jesus fearlessly talked about the power of our sexuality and called people to internal and external sexual purity. How to take radical action against sexual sin and deal with it when we’ve failed
3. My Secret Sex Sin
Jesus had such a way of cutting to the chase. In a day and age when no one would talk about sex privately let alone publicly he fearlessly discussed human sexuality. And he acknowledged it’s power. And he acknowledged how the misuse of our
Pornography, Sex, Sexual Sin, Sexual Addiction
In the game of "Clue" the person who died was "Mr. Boddy." In the Scripture, the person who died was us - we died in our sins. But what killed us, and whose fault was it that we should be counted dead?
OPEN: During WWII Nazi Germany believed they could bomb Britain into submission, so over the years they sent 1000s of bombs down upon London and other parts of England and 1000s of English people died. One of Britain’s forms of defense was to build bomb shelters. Essentially these were
Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness, Sin, Murder, Nature, Responsibility, Excuses, Guilt, Nazi, Choice, Cain, Abel, Nurture, Shelter, Britain, Accountable, Victim, Corpse, London, Blaming Others, Bomb, Christian Testimony, Anger Management, Peter Philpott, Cut It Out, Pass The Buck, Psychoanalyzed, Psychologists, Sociologists, No-Fault, Transgressions, Crime Scene, Parker Brothers, Who Done It, Anthony E. Pratt, England
Christian/Church Of Christ
In the our Gospel lesson Jesus Says: Let your Yes be Yes, and your No, be No. We must be Men and Women of Integrity. I meant what I said, I said what I meant. A Christian is faithful, 100%.
A wealthy businessman lay on his deathbed. His pastor came to visit and talked about Gods healing power and prayed for his parishioner.
When the pastor was done, the businessman said, "Preacher, if God heals me, I'l give the church a million dollars."
Miraculously, the businessman got
Matthew 5:21-37, Proverbs 10:9, 2 Timothy 2:15, 2 Timothy 2:1-16
Truth, Faithful, Integrity, Holiness, Lordship Of Christ, Workplace Integrity
Jesus had a great regard for the OT. So should we, but Jesus is looking deeper than a superficial "keeping of rules". He is looking for the character of the man
Story of competitors
A few years ago, a Swiss Pharmaceutical Company was looking for a new Marketing Director.
After much advertising, three candidates were selected for the final selection process.
A mathematician, a statistician and a lawyer.
The first to be invited in for the final
Character, Steadfast, Christian Values, Sermon On The Mount
When you compare love verse lust you very quickly discover that one leads to happiness, blessings and fulfillment in life while the other leads to discontentment, guilt, curses and despair in life. Which will you choose?
Sermon: “Love vs Lust”
Series: 4 letter words+
Thesis: When you compare love verse lust you very quickly discover that one leads to happiness, blessings and fulfillment in life while the other leads to discontentment, guilt, curses and despair in life. Which will you
Love, Lust, Love For God, Temptation Sex
I notice when Jesus confronts me, He goes for the heart. I am amazed at what I am capable of tolerating in my life unless I actively choose to His way to deal with it. I need to be vigilant in this important area concerning my thought life.
Matthew 5 - Part 15 - SEX, ADULTERY, LUST AND GOUGING YOUR EYE OUT!
Too often when Julie and I watch a movie, I am forced to turn it off or over because of the coarse nature of the movie, particularly relating to the sex scenes. It is taken for granted that sex is a necessary part of most
Lust, Sex, Adultery, Sermon On The Mount
Cleaning up our lives for Jesus
FIVE THINGS REVIVAL WILL CLEAN UP
Text: Matt: 5: 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
30 And if thy right hand
Clean, Change, Checkup, Christian Witness
Look but do not touch! Is that really biblical advise?
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• Kevin James’ character seemed to be a bit occupied.
• The subject matter of today’s message deals with an issue that has the potential to destroy many lives.
• As Jesus continues with His six ways that our righteousness can exceed that of the scribes and
Sin, Lust, Adultery, Marriage Faithfulness
Matters of the heart can only be resolved with the help of the Maker of hearts: 1. Keep Away from Sin, 2. Value Every Human, 3. Get Help
Matters of the Heart
Matthew 5:27-32 27 "You have heard that it was said, ’Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is
Human Life, Temptation Sex
Assembly Of God
What does Jesus teach about sexual purity?
Matthew 5:27-32 and 19:3-9,
What Jesus Thinks About Sexual Purity
Sex is good! Sex is wonderful! God created sex! [In Matthew 19:5] Jesus quotes Genesis 2:24. A man and a woman shall become one flesh. That’s not just symbolic language! It’s what God intends to physically happen between a
This sermon addresses what to do about pornography and sexual sin.
Porn Sunday #2
© 2008 Eric Bain
Last weekend we started a two week series looking at the topic of pornography - which really has more to do with sexuality - than just pornography… nonetheless, today, we’re going to finish that series.
I thought I’d start out today by telling you a couple
This study takes a look at the Ten Commandments from a New Testament perspective.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
When we looked at the commandment not to commit murder, we saw that Jesus took this command and warned that murder was an act of the heart even if we did not carry out the physical act. Jesus has also taken adultery and pointed directly to our hearts as well. Look
What does God see when He looks down and sees the sin in our life? We assume that if we are okay with our sin, so is God, because He ’loves’ us and ’understands.’ A hard, but needed message. Text, outline & audio at www.sermonlist.com
A wealthy landowner was seated on his front porch one afternoon, when two young men came walking by. He asked them if they would be willing to chop wood for him at the rate of $15.00 per hour. He explained that he was throwing a big party for everyone at his job, and they needed extra
This is a study of the Sermon on the Mount.
This is the 4th sermon in the series.
Sermon on the Mount
You have heard it said | But I say to you …
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A. People are structured.
We desire to know what the rules and boundaries are in order that we may not stray too far
Septuagint, Growth In Christ
WE cannot fully understand GRACE unless we understand the depths of the fall.
The SIN of Thought
To understand the gift of GRACE we have to discover the depths of SIN. Sometimes we think that sinning is only the dirty dozen or breaking the 10 Commandments. In the passage read this morning, we discover the Spirit of the Law. Jesus said, “You have heard
Make the beattitudes your way of life
Live Like A King
The Sermon On The mount Is one of the most often preached and professed of all Scripture passages, but is among the least practiced. One reason is that though many say they live by its
This is a fresh look at Jesus’ teaching on divorce, adultery, and remarriage. The sermon argues that we have often missed the intent of Jesus’ teaching.
Affairs of the Heart
Introduction: Letter of the Law vs. the Spirit of the Law
Last week in the NBA playoff series between the San Antonio Spurs and the Phoenix Suns, Robert Horry, of the Spurs, viciously fouled Steve Nash into the scorer’s table. Two other Suns
Sermon On The Mount
All parts of the law which have not been fulfilled are as equally binding and applicable today as they were for the nation of Israel. The law was never meant to save—it was meant to be a schoolmaster, showing people their ineptitude before a holy God. T
1. The first lesson is the presence of the law fulfilled (5:17-18)
2. The second lesson is the consequence of the law fulfilled (5:19)
3. The third lesson is the requirement of the law fulfilled (5:20)
4. The fourth lesson is the impossibility of the law fulfilled (5:48)
Yesterday morning, we
Pentecost 6(A) - Sin begins in our heart. We learn that our heart harbors anger-hatred / murder. We also learn our heart harbors lust-coveting / adultery.
SIN BEGINS IN OUR HEART (Outline)
February 11, 2007 - EPIPHANY 6 - Matthew 5:20-30
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INTRO: In our politically correct, none offending society—sin is a word that is not to be used very often. At times in our enlightened society sin
Sin Bondage To
Sermon #11 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount
In the previous two sermons we have handled verses twenty and twenty one, if not thoroughly, I hope at least sufficiently to stress to the hearer and reader that what we have before us is a faithful record of the Lord of the universe, the one who spoke all things into existence, the one who has
Hard Question #1 What about sex outside of marriage, homosexuality and masturbation?
A little boy ran into the living room where his father was reading. “Dad, where did I come from?” The boy’s mother cleared her throat and excused herself to let the father answer this long-feared question. Father cleared his throat and went through a long, careful explanation of how
Sermon 10 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount
“You have heard that the ancients were told”
“Believing things ‘on authority’ only means believing them because you have been told them by someone you think trustworthy.
Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe are believed on authority. I believe there is such a place as New York. I
The hard commands of Jesus are best understood as being directed to the church, which should be a Community of Grace. This sermon addresses Jesus’ teaching on lust, sin and adultery.
The Examined Life in the Community of Grace
Our key scripture today suggested to me the sermon title, The Examined Life”. You may have heard of this saying by Socrates, an ancient philosopher: “The unexamined life is not worth living." It struck me that, in some very strong language,
What do we do with the OT law
Laying down the Law
Intro: Did you ever hear about the chicken who crossed the road? She laid it on the line!
Jesus lays it on the line too in the Sermon on the Mount. Look with me at Matthew 5: 17-48.
We just finished looking at the beatitudes, Jesus’ call for
Jesus instructs his followers how to deal with anger, desire for revenge, and mistreatment from enemies. From a Sermon on the Mount series.
Games People Play: “Battleship”
Matthew 5:21-26, 38-48
INTRODUCTION: Do you remember the game "Battleship"? The object of the game is to insert pegs blindly on a game board until you "sink" your opponent’s "fleet."
Battleship is a game of hiding and attacking. So many of our
This sermon knocks down the ’you can look, but you can’t touch’ mentality. God’s not just concerned with bodily adultery, but also the adultery that takes place in the heart.
A Heart Affair
A sermon on Lust
Today we are going to talk about a subject that is very disturbing. That subject is adultery. And the most disturbing fact about this subject is that we are all adulterers. Does that shock you? It should! But it is a reality.
The curse of Pornography has invaded the church. The Cure for the Curse is found in C.A.P. - Confession, Avoidance, and Partnering
Disclaimer: Source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledgethese sources whenever possible.
THE CURSE OF PORNOGRAPHY
Introduction: Have you ever done a web search on your computer only to be shocked and embarrassed
Sex sells...are you buying? Sex is an every-day, all-day, in-your-face issue. What are we to do?
"Godly Sexuality" – Part 1
(Cognates: Matthew 19:3-12; 1 Corinthians 6:9-20; 7:1-17; Hebrews 10:26-31)
God’s stand on sexuality, marriage, divorce and remarriage is clear when we take the whole of Scripture, prayerfully read it and then trust the Holy Spirit to open our
The heart is the center of our being and what determines who we are. It’s important and needs to be watched carefully to avoid impurities.
(Based on Southeast Christian Church’s “living a Life of Integrity” and a message by Darrel Land)
SERIES: “WORDS OF WISDOM FOR KINGDOM LIVING”
TEXT; MATTHEW 5:27-32
TITLE: “GUARD YOUR HEART”
INTRODUCTION: A. Most Sundays I am excited to preach
We’re to be counter-cultural in the way we fight against the social pressures of our world where the norm is to respond to hurt with anger and revenge, where lust is seen as normal, faithfulness as an option. Rather we’re to respond with the servant love
According to the Age this week, the seven deadly sins have been knocked for six. No longer do we worry about sloth, gluttony or lust. In fact most respondents to a recent survey carried out by the BBC said they rather enjoyed those particular vices. The trouble is, according to a professor of