A Call to Every Man
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
The Heart of Our Father Psalm 103:1-16
Making a man of God
1. The BENEFITS of our faith in God.
1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits-- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, 5 who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-8 NIV
FORGIVENESS, HEALING, REDEMPTION, CROWNED WITH LOVE AND COMPASSION, SATISFIED WITH LIFE
2. The BASICS of God’s character
6 The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. 7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: 8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. 9 He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; 10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him; Psalm 103:6-11
3. The BOUNDARIES of God’s forgiveness
12 as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. 13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; Psalm 103:12-13
4. The BREVITY of our LIVES.
14 for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. Psalm 103:14-15
Making a Man of God
1.Avoiding the Devastation of Sexual Sin
2.The Heart of our Father
3.A New Way to Deal with Old Problems
5.When Fear Comes for Dinner
6.A Call to Every Man