God's Design & Sexuality

God

Apr 29, 2018

Passage: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Families Matter

Detail:

Title: God’s Design & Sexuality
Text: 1 Corinthians 5:1-8 

  1. God Has A Design For Sexuality (That includes gender, sex, and family structure).
    • Matthew 19:5-6: 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 flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.

 

  1. Our Desires Lean Away From God’s Design
    • Matthew 5:27-28: “You have heard that it was said,‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 
    • Ephesians 2:1-3: And you were dead in the trespasses and sinsin which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body[a] and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.[b]
  • We should expect a number of Christians to experience forms of same-sex attraction. We live in a fallen world (Sam Alberry.)”
  • It is not un-Christian to experience same-sex attraction any more than it is un-Christian to get sick. What marks us out as Christian is not that we never experience such things, but how we respond to them when we do (Same Alberry).”

 

  1. Counterfeit Grace Is No Grace At All

 

  1. The Cross Makes Restoration Possible
    • Teens who experience same-sex attraction are two to seven times more likely to attempt suicide than teens that don’t (Preston Sprinkle).”
    • 1 Corinthians 6:9-11: And such were some of you. BUT you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God!
  2. How Can I Redeem My Sexuality?
    • Pray For Healing:
      1. Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest!
    • Satisfy Your Passions Faithfully:
    • Love Your Spouse Exclusively:

 

Luke 15:1: Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to him!

 

It wasn’t because their behavior was affirmed, it was because their humanity was affirmed (Preston Sprinkle).”

 

People will gravitate to where they are loved. And if they don’t find love in the church they will go elsewhere (Preston Sprinkle).”