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1 Attitudes of PLEASURE

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3 “Too often the person who remains responsive to the promptings of the HOLY SPIRIT in ethical matters is usually though of as …

4 Frustrated, unhappy, and guilt ridden. This assumption is reinforced by a culture that empheizes a pleasure packed life in the…

5 in the fast line.” You know… “YOLO” you only live once… so have a blast while you last. Party party party no matter who you hurt to do it.

6 DOMINION God gave man dominion over the animals and the earth to keep it and from evil, not that animal instincts should have dominion over man to make him evil.

7 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2:15-25 Then Then the L ORD God the L ORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16 And it. 16 And the L ORD God L ORD God commanded the man, saying,

8 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2:15-25 “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”

9 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2: And the L ORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” 19 Out of the ground the L ORD God formed every beast

10 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2:15-25 of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name. of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever Adam called each living creature, that was its name.

11 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2: So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. 20 So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him.

12 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2: And the L ORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. 21 And the L ORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.

13 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2: Then the rib which the L ORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said: 22 Then the rib which the L ORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. 23 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones

14 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2:15-25 And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.” 24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother

15 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND GEN. 2:15-25 and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

16 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Man was commanded to bring order and control to the natural lust of “NEPHESH” life, not that “NEPHESH” life would bring its unspirited lust to man’s spirit. Man was commanded to bring order and control to the natural lust of “NEPHESH” life, not that “NEPHESH” life would bring its unspirited lust to man’s spirit.

17 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES PLEASURE PRINCIPLES God also is the creator of SEX and the SEXUAL experience. God also is the creator of SEX and the SEXUAL experience. He desired it to operate in a SACRED COVENANT of marriage. He desired it to operate in a SACRED COVENANT of marriage. Two become one flesh. Two become one flesh.

18 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, that He departed from Galilee and came to the region of Judea beyond the Jordan.

19 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 2 And great multitudes followed Him, and He healed them there. 3 The Pharisees also came to Him, testing Him, and saying to Him, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce

20 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 his wife for just any reason?” 4 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male

21 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 and female,’ 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?

22 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”

23 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 7 They said to Him, “Why then did Moses command to give a certificate of divorce, and to put her away?” 8 He said to them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your

24 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries

25 PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND PLEASURE PRINICPLES FOR MANKIND MATTHEW 19:1-9 another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

26 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES PLEASURE PRINCIPLES There are three basic reasons men and women violate Biblical morals. 1- Harden hearts. 1- Harden hearts. 2- Drifting hearts willing to follow their feelings. 2- Drifting hearts willing to follow their feelings. 3- Lustful hearts loving self gradifcation more than God. 3- Lustful hearts loving self gradifcation more than God.

27 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 1-When self LOVE (PRIDE) dominates the man or woman’s heart there will be sin. NOTE: This is the HEART that is obsessed with itself. The heart that loves self first then God.

28 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES MATTHEW 22:37-40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the L ORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the L ORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment.

29 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES MATTHEW 22: And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”

30 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES NOTE: You cannot properly love yourself without LOVING GOD FIRST. Our value does not come from ourselves but from God who loved us.

31 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 2-When PLEASURE is harmful to yourself and others around you. NOTE: This is the hardened heart that is seeking only to satisfy itself and rejects the call of God upon their life.

32 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES NOTE: God made us for HIS PLEASURE and through Him all our REAL pleasures are realized. When our pleasure comes from God no one gets hurt.

33 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasure s forevermore.

34 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Psalms 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, Who favor my righteous cause; And let them say continually, “Let the L ORD be magnified, Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”

35 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Psalms 36:7-9 How precious is Your precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. 8 They 8 They are abundantly satisfied

36 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures. 9 For with You is the fountain of life ; In Your light we see light.

37 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Psalms 111:2 The works of the L ORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.

38 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 3-When PLEASURE SEEKING becomes obsessive there will be sin. NOTE: Pleasure at all costs will cost is the OBSESSED drifting heart that is willing to make God’s image as a pleasure giving God only.

39 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Proverbs 21:17 He who loves pleasure will loves pleasure will be a be a poor man; He who loves wine and oil will not be rich.

40 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Eccl. 2:1-3 I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity. 2 I also was vanity. 2 I said of laughter— “Madness!”; and of mirth,

41 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Eccl. 2:1-3 “What does it accomplish?” 3 I searched in my heart how to gratify my flesh with wine, while guiding my heart with wisdom, and how to lay hold on folly,

42 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Eccl. 2:1-3 till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives... (Verse 17) Therefore I hated life because the work that was done

43 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Eccl. 2:1-3 under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind.

44 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 3-When PLEASURE SEEKING becomes obsessive there will be sin. NOTE: Constantly seeking for mortal pleasure is A LOT OF HARD WORK. Are you sure you want to spend yourself on this?

45 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Eccl. 12:13-14 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. 14 For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

46 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 4-When PLEASURE SEEKING with the wrong crowd there will be sin. NOTE: This is the heart that strays from God. This heart loves their friends more than they love the commands of Christ.

47 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Prov. 1:11-19 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11 If they say, “Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the

48 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Prov. 1:11-19 innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, and whole, like those who go down to the Pit; 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions,

49 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Prov. 1:11-19 We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all have one purse”— 15 My son, do not walk in the way with them,

50 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Prov. 1:11-19 Keep your foot from their path; 16 For their feet run to evil, And they make haste to shed blood. 17 Surely, in vain the net is spread In the sight of any bird;

51 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES Prov. 1: But they lie in wait for their own blood, They lurk secretly for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain; It takes away the life of its owners.

52 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 1 Cor. 6:13-15 Now in return for the same (I speak as to children), you also be open. 14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with

53 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 1 Cor. 6:13-15 lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever?

54 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5- When the PLEASURE SEEKER is engaged seeking pleasure but the fellowship with God is broken. NOTE: This is the UNFAITHFUL and UNREPENTANT HEART.

55 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 2 Tim. 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers,

56 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 2 Tim. 3:1-5 disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of

57 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 2 Tim. 3:1-5 pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

58 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES 5 PLEASURE PRINCIPLES NOTE: Lust and physical or social pleasure can be a SPELL that takes control of your mind. The spell will bind your intimacy with God in worship and Bible reading.

59 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 And God spoke all these words, saying: 2 “I am the L ORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 “ You shall have no other gods before Me.

60 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

61 COMMANDMENT # 1 COMMANDMENT # 1 We were made to worship. We were made to worship. There are many gods to chose from to worship. There are many gods to chose from to worship. Gods of mind, body, soul. Gods of mind, body, soul. To worship any of them is WRONG AND SIN. To worship any of them is WRONG AND SIN.

62 COMMANDMENT # 1 COMMANDMENT # 1 WORSHIP IS... WORSHIP IS... The way we live. The way we live. The way we love. The way we love. The way we talk. The way we talk. The way we think. The way we think. The way we act and react. The way we act and react.

63 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the

64 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the L ORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to

65 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

66 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

67 COMMANDMENT # 2 COMMANDMENT # 2 Make, bow down, serve. Make, bow down, serve. Make – creative force. Make – creative force. Bow down honoring force assigning god like respect. Bow down honoring force assigning god like respect. Serve – a spiritual religious force of giving or comiting emotional, mental energy to. Serve – a spiritual religious force of giving or comiting emotional, mental energy to.

68 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 “You shall not take the name of the L ORD your God in vain, for the L ORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

69 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

70 COMMANDMENT # 3 COMMANDMENT # 3 NAME, in VAIN. NAME, in VAIN. Name – Reputation, Fame or glory. Name – Reputation, Fame or glory. In Vain – emptiness, nothingness, vanity, worthless, worthless conduct. In Vain – emptiness, nothingness, vanity, worthless, worthless conduct.

71 COMMANDMENT # 3 COMMANDMENT # 3 NAME, in VAIN. NAME, in VAIN. Cursing Cursing Lying Lying Destroying God’s reputation in your life. Destroying God’s reputation in your life. Assigning yourself as God – false prophets. Assigning yourself as God – false prophets.

72 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the L ORD your God. In it you shall do no work: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the L ORD your God. In it you shall do no work:

73 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days

74 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. EXODUS 20:1-17 the L ORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the L ORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

75 THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. THE COMMANDMENTS principles for living. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

76 COMMANDMENT # 4 COMMANDMENT # 4 HONOR THE SABBATH. HONOR THE SABBATH. Recognize God as LORD Recognize God as LORD Recognize God as suppiler not yourself. Recognize God as suppiler not yourself. Use your influence over your workers and family to communicate both. Use your influence over your workers and family to communicate both.

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