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1 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 LIVING

2 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 LIVING The Marshmallow Test

3 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5:27-30 How to Handle Sexual Temptation

4 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Is sexual temptation sin? Is lust the same as adultery? How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? How to Handle Sexual Temptation

5 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Sexual desire is a gift from God... for procreation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 1:27-28

6 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Sexual desire is a gift from God... for procreation for pleasure How to Handle Sexual Temptation 18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. 19 A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love. Proverbs 5:18-19

7 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Sexual desire is a gift from God... for procreation for pleasure How to Handle Sexual Temptation 4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. Hebrews 13:4

8 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Lust is selfish & insensitive. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

9 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Lust is selfish & insensitive. Denies the law of love. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

10 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual desire the same as lust? Lust is selfish & insensitive. Denies the law of love. Devours the person who practices it How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

11 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual temptation lust (sin)? How to Handle Sexual Temptation

12 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual temptation lust (sin)? We are all tempted. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

13 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual temptation lust (sin)? We are all tempted. Jesus was tempted. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are— yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15

14 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is sexual temptation lust (sin)? We are all tempted. Jesus was tempted. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are— yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:15 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

15 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

16 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? Jesus is not saying that lust & adultery are the same. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

17 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? Jesus is saying that lust & adultery are both sins. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27-28

18 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? Jesus is saying that lust & adultery are both sins. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27 GOD’S PROHIBITIONS ARE NOT FOR OUR PUNISHMENT BUT FOR OUR PROTECTION.

19 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? Jesus is saying that lust & adultery are both sins. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9-10

20 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Is lust really the same as adultery? Jesus is saying that lust & adultery are both sins. How to Handle Sexual Temptation 27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:27 9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. 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 Corinthians 6:9-11

21 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5:29-30

22 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5:29-30

23 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5: Jesus entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it a ‘den of robbers.” Matthew 21:12-13

24 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. Matthew 5: Do you not know that your body is a temple 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 body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

25 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation

26 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation Sin will take you farther than you wanted to go Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay Sin will cost you more than you wanted to pay

27 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more How to Handle Sexual Temptation

28 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more How to Handle Sexual Temptation 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17

29 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more How to Handle Sexual Temptation 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17 none were involved in any kind of personal accountability group. Each had ceased to invest in daily personal time of prayer, Scripture reading, and worship. Over 80 percent of them were spending significant portions of their schedules with women other than their wives. Each of them had been convinced that moral failure “will never happen to me.”

30 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more Replace your lust for others with an even greater love for God How to Handle Sexual Temptation

31 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more Replace your lust for others with an even greater love for God How to Handle Sexual Temptation 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Matthew 22:37-39

32 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more Replace your lust for others with an even greater love for God Rely on His divine power to give you the strength to resist temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation

33 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING How can we find deliverance from sexual temptation? Take radical steps to remove temptation Respond immediately at the first signs of sexual temptation Start reading God’s Word more Replace your lust for others with an even greater love for God Rely on His divine power to give you the strength to resist temptation How to Handle Sexual Temptation 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1:3-4

34 Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5-7 RADICAL LIVING Taking it Home – 5 Questions

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