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2 The Examination of Sanctification: Sex, Sin and Shame

3 Sex

4 And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Sex Gen. 1:28

5 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. Sex Gen. 1:31a

6 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. Sex Gen. 2:24

7 Wisdom of the World vs. Wisdom of God

8 Any form of sexual immorality, including engaging in homosexuality, asexuality, bisexuality, fornication, bestiality, pedophilia, incest, rape, adultery or anything else we could try to conjure up in our depraved minds that does not reflect God’s intended design. Pornea - greek

9 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Sex Rom. 11:36-12:1

10 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. Sex 1 Cor. 6:20

11 Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Sex Rom. 6:13

12 Wrong Question: “Flee sexual immorality” 1 Cor. 6:18 How far is too far? - singles

13 But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Where does lust begin? Matt. 5:28

14 Can a man carry fire next to his chest and his clothes not be burned? Or can one walk on hot coals and his feet not be scorched? Repentance – walk on the other side of the street Pro. 6:27-28

15 “younger women as sisters, in all purity.” Sisters in Christ 1 Tim. 5:2b

16 Glorify God and serve one another! How far is too far? - marrieds Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Heb. 13:4

17 Guilt and Shame

18 ... bearing responsibility for an offense or wrongdoing; remorseful awareness of having done something wrong Guilt Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

19 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. Rom. 8:1-2 No Condemnation

20 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose. Gal. 2:21 Rejection of the sufficiency of Christ (unbelief)

21 a negative emotion caused by an awareness of wrongdoing, hurt ego, or guilt. In the Bible, the feeling of shame is normally caused by public exposure of one's guilt. Shame may also be caused by a hurt reputation or embarrassment, whether or not this feeling is due to sin. Shame Nelson's Illustrated Bible Dictionary

22 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. Shame Gen. 2:25

23 Shame Position Possessions Outward adornment Good Works Self Performance Religion Naked Christ (1 Cor. 3:11) Grace

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