The Church - God's Design & Sexuality

The Church - God's Design & Sexuality

Apr 28, 2019

Passage: 1 Corinthians 5

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Called Out: Study through the book of 1st Corinthians

Detail:

 

  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.

    • Marriage:
      A covenant relationship between one natural born man and one natural born woman for life
      .

    • Sexual Immorality:
      The Greek “Porneia” from which we receive our English word “Pornography.”Umbrella term used to refer to all sexual activity outside of marriage.

 

  1. Our Desires Often Depart 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. 
  1. The Gospel Makes Restoration Possible.

    • 1 Corinthians 6:11: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!
  1. How Can My Sexuality Be Redeemed?
    1. Pray For Healing.
      • Matthew 11:28: Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
    2. Satisfy Your Passions Faithfully.
    3. Love Your Spouse Exclusively.
    4. Treasure Jesus Above All.

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