Presentation on theme: "Sexual Purity. You must be holy because I, the L ORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own. Leviticus 20:26 NLT."— Presentation transcript:
You must be holy because I, the L ORD, am holy. I have set you apart from all other people to be my very own. Leviticus 20:26 NLT
September 9, 1956 Elvis Presley
The battle is for our hearts as well as our minds. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. Matthew 15:19 ESV
The Sexual Revolution 43% of US children live without their father. 75% of adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.
The Sexual Revolution 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. 85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.
The Sexual Revolution Of Christian men 50% admit that they Struggle with “Pornography “ 33%Christian Pastors 80% of men and women admit to routinely flirting with the opposite sex 60% of men will have at least one affair during a marriage in their lifetime.
If we fight a spiritual battle with human means we will fail. We cannot overcome the temptations of the flesh by will power alone. Our weapons are not Physical but Spiritual Sexual Immorality
“Natural result” of our sin working in us. Sin can be defined as any thought or action which attempts to gratify the flesh and rob God of His intended Glory. Sexual Immorality
Any sexual sin is a legitimate need being met in an illegitimate way. God has created us for a purpose, the ultimate purpose is to bring glory and honor to God. Sexual Immorality
Marriage is more than just a piece of paper; it is an institution which has been created by God. Sexual Purity
God has provided the institution of marriage to protect us from temptation and harm. Sexual Purity
God created sex to be a beautiful experience between a man and a woman in the protection and confines of a healthy marriage.
Through this union we experience intimacy rather than lust and joy free from guilt and the temptation of sin. Sexual Purity
If you are married God has entrusted you with someone who is very precious to Him. Sexual Purity
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4 ESV Sexual Purity
A fixed or firm belief; the act of moving a person by argument or evidence to belief, agreement, consent, or course of action. Conviction
If you desire to come to God you must first give up sinning and clean yourself up. True or False? Sexual Purity
Practical Tools for Purity M editate A bide P ray S tudy
Practical Tools for Purity “M editate” I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. Psalms 119:15 ESV
Practical Tools for Purity “A bide” Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. John 15:4 ESV
Practical Tools for Purity “P ray” Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 ESV
Practical Tools for Purity “S tudy” Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalms 119:9 – 11 ESV Practical Tools for Purity
Do not let sin control the way you live; do not give in to sinful desires. Romans 6:12 NLT Practical Tools for Purity