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Biblical Counseling and Human Sexuality As Biblical Counselors we must be solidly grounded in God’s design for human sexuality as revealed in creation.

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Presentation on theme: "Biblical Counseling and Human Sexuality As Biblical Counselors we must be solidly grounded in God’s design for human sexuality as revealed in creation."— Presentation transcript:

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2 Biblical Counseling and Human Sexuality

3 As Biblical Counselors we must be solidly grounded in God’s design for human sexuality as revealed in creation and taught throughout Scripture. Genesis 2:18-25 Matthew 19:3-6 1 Corinthians 7:1-40 Hebrews 13:4 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

4 As Biblical Counselors we must listen for and identify the presenting condition but not let it keep us from pursuing the condition of the heart. He is viewing pornography. She has been unfaithful. He is obsessed with sex. She has no interest in sex.

5 As Biblical Counselors we must listen for and identify the presenting condition but not let it keep us from pursuing the condition of the heart. My daughter is living with her boyfriend. My son is living with his girlfriend. I am having an affair. I cannot stop fantasizing about sex. My parents found out I am sexually active.

6 Sexual activity expressly forbidden in Scripture Adultery Fornication (Sexual immorality) HomosexualityPolygamyIncestBestialityRape

7 Examples of sexual sin not expressly mentioned in Scripture. PornographyPedophiliaMasturbation

8 The condition of the heart underlying all sexual sin Romans 1:18-32 Idolatry God is seen as: 1.Inadequate 2.Unconcerned 3.Unaware 4.Unavailable 5.The Enemy

9 The condition of the heart underlying all sexual sin Romans 1:18-32 Lust My desires become my obsession Romans 1:25

10 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 God’s lovingkindness and tender mercies make it possible for me to approach Him regardless of the gravity of my sin. vv.1-2

11 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 God has the right and authority to hold me accountable for my behavior. vv.3-4

12 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 I acknowledge that the condition of my heart drives my behavior and commit to receive God’s truth into my heart through His Word. vv. 5-6

13 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 True repentance is the only remedy for my sin. vv. 7-9

14 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 Victory over sin rests in God’s empowering presence. vv

15 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 Let the memory of your sin drive you to praise God rather than drive you to despair and defeat. vv

16 A Refocus on God Psalm 51 Allow God to build walls of protection into your life. vv

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