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1 Dating: The Protection of Purity (#2) If you love Me, you will follow Me

2 2 The Request It would be nice to have a lesson on self-control and discuss lust and appropriate relationship affection for pre- marital couples.

3 3 Review Part 1 New experiences…enjoy with godly responsibility, Eccl. 11: 9-10; 1 Jno. 3:3New experiences…enjoy with godly responsibility, Eccl. 11: 9-10; 1 Jno. 3:3 Worlds view and Gods view:Worlds view and Gods view: World, 1 Cor. 15:32World, 1 Cor. 15:32 God, 2 Tim. 2:22God, 2 Tim. 2:22

4 4 Review Part 1 Three persons on your dateThree persons on your date Please God in all things, 2 Cor. 5:9; Rom. 12:1; Col. 3:1Please God in all things, 2 Cor. 5:9; Rom. 12:1; Col. 3:1 Listen, learn, respect, obey, Prov. 7:1-5Listen, learn, respect, obey, Prov. 7:1-5 Protect your heart, Psa. 119:9Protect your heart, Psa. 119:9

5 5 Do you want to go out? Pressures & boundariesPressures & boundaries Holding hands: Is it sinful?Holding hands: Is it sinful? First kiss: Is it sinful?First kiss: Is it sinful? The first hug: Is it sinful?The first hug: Is it sinful? What about going farther? Rom. 12:1; Eph. 5:3What about going farther? Rom. 12:1; Eph. 5:3

6 6 Dating Decisions Healthy dating relationships arent just about finding the right person; theyre about being the right personconducting oneself in ways that reflect Gods character. Shawn McMullen Dating relationship-when God is in control

7 7 Dating Decisions S of S 2:7; 8:8-9 It is a matter of respectIt is a matter of respect Attracting the opposite sexAttracting the opposite sex Not by drawing worldly attention to yourself (immodest clothing, profane speech & immoral conduct)Not by drawing worldly attention to yourself (immodest clothing, profane speech & immoral conduct) By being moral, respectful, friendly, decent & kind…you will attract those who have similar interestsBy being moral, respectful, friendly, decent & kind…you will attract those who have similar interests

8 8 Dating Decisions S of S 2:7; 8:8-9 Avoid tempting situations, 1 Cor. 10:13 (Gen. 39:12)Avoid tempting situations, 1 Cor. 10:13 (Gen. 39:12) Stop before sin starts (love or lust?)Stop before sin starts (love or lust?) Guard your body, Prov. 6:27; 1 Ths. 4:3Guard your body, Prov. 6:27; 1 Ths. 4:3 Abstinence is Gods commandment!Abstinence is Gods commandment!

9 9 Can you Stop? Really? 1 Ths. 5:22 What a guy says & does:What a guy says & does: If you love me youll let me. (You dont love me because you wont let me…), Heb. 12:16If you love me youll let me. (You dont love me because you wont let me…), Heb. 12:16 How can it be so wrong when it feels so right?! (Gal. 6:7-8)How can it be so wrong when it feels so right?! (Gal. 6:7-8) Youre so beautiful…I just cant help myself.Youre so beautiful…I just cant help myself. Flattery, Prov. 26:28 (Jude 1:16)Flattery, Prov. 26:28 (Jude 1:16)

10 10 Can you Stop? Really? 1 Ths. 5:22 What a girl says & does:What a girl says & does: What she wears, how she moves (a touch, a glance, a flirt, where she stands, where she sits), Prov. 6:25; 7:7What she wears, how she moves (a touch, a glance, a flirt, where she stands, where she sits), Prov. 6:25; 7:7 Seduction of the flesh, peer pressure & popularity, Prov. 6:24; 7:5, 15-18, 21-22Seduction of the flesh, peer pressure & popularity, Prov. 6:24; 7:5, 15-18, Are you being desired for the right reason? Gal. 4:17Are you being desired for the right reason? Gal. 4:17

11 11 The Protection of Purity Protect your soul, Psa. 119:9 (11); Job 31:1; Rom. 6:23Protect your soul, Psa. 119:9 (11); Job 31:1; Rom. 6:23 Protect your body, 1 Cor. 6:12-20Protect your body, 1 Cor. 6:12-20 But God made me this way!But God made me this way! Exactly, so follow His instructions for godly living (2 Pet. 1:3)Exactly, so follow His instructions for godly living (2 Pet. 1:3) STDs, unwanted pregnancies…, Rom. 1:27STDs, unwanted pregnancies…, Rom. 1:27

12 12 The Protection of Purity Protect your influence, 1 Cor. 15:33-34; 1 Pet. 2:11-12Protect your influence, 1 Cor. 15:33-34; 1 Pet. 2:11-12 Protect your happiness, SS 8:6 (Phil. 4:8)Protect your happiness, SS 8:6 (Phil. 4:8) Protect your future, Heb. 12:14-17Protect your future, Heb. 12:14-17

13 13 The Protection of Purity No defilement…no regret, 2 Cor. 11:2No defilement…no regret, 2 Cor. 11:2 If there has been sin, you can be forgiven! Acts 22:16; 8:22If there has been sin, you can be forgiven! Acts 22:16; 8:22


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