Avoiding the Devastation of Sexual Sin
Purpose of Sex
• Demonstration of love. (Face to face)
Cultural Rules Regarding Sexuality
Group 1: Desire precedes consummation.
Group 2: Love precedes consummation.
Group 3: Commitment precedes consummation.
The Anatomy of a “Lust Hurricane”
He LONGED FOR.
He LET REASON GO.
He LOST HIS MIND.
18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples 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 bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
How to Avoid Sexual Sin
2. Protect the Temple from self-inflicted storm damage.
“…whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”
-INNER DECAY FROM PORN
Dr. Judith Reisman, Ph.D., President of The Institute for Media Education, quotes Harvard Researchers and says… “Pornography is not like a drug, it is an endogenously processed poly-drug providing intense, although misleading, sensory rewards.”
From Psychology Today
1. Porn-free relationships are stronger, with a lower rate of infidelity.
2. Watching porn diminishes relationship commitment.
3. The fantasy alternative leads to real-world cheating.
Get your body in the right place.
1 Have mercy on me, O God, because of your unfailing love. Because of your great compassion, blot out the stain of my sins. 2 Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin. 3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. 4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. Psalm 51:1-4 NLT
7 Purify me from my sins, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. 11 Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you. Psalm 51:7-12 NLT