Sunday, February 13, 2011


I Corinthians 6.12-20

12 All things are allowed for me, but not all things are beneficial. All things are allowed for me, but I will not be ruled by anything. 13 The foods for the belly and the belly for the foods, but God will wipe out this thing both this [belly] and those [foods]. But the body is not for sexually sin, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 But also God raised the Lord and He will raise*** you out through His power. 15 Don’t you know that your bodies are body-parts of Christ? So*** then should I make the body-parts of Christ the body-parts of a prostitute/sexually sinful woman? May that never happen! Don’t you know that the man who attaches himself to the prostitute/sexual sinful woman is one body [with her], because it says*** “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But the guy who attaches himself to the Lord is one Spirit***. 18 Flee the sexual sin! Every sin whatever a man might do is outside of the body, but the person who sin-sexually sins against his own body. 19 Or don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have from God, and so you are not belonging to yourselves? 20 For you were bought at a cost, therefore, glorify God in your body!

Ephesians 5.1-5
1 Therefore, become copycats of God like loved on children 2 and be walking around in love, just like the Messiah also loved us and gave himself up for us as an offering and sacrifice to God resulting in a good aroma. 3 But sexual-sin and every impurity or greed had better not even be named among you, just like it is proper for saints, 4 and shamefulness and foolish-talking or inappropriate-joking, which don’t belong, but rather thankfulness. 5 Because you are knowing this, namely that every sexually-sinful person or impure person or greedy person, that is an idolater, he doesn't have an inheritance in the kingdom of the Messiah and God.

Matthew 5.27-29
27 You’ve heard that it was said “Don’t commit adultery.” 28 But I myself tell you that every man who looks at a woman so that he wants her already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 And if your right eye trips you up, gouge it out and through away from you, because it is better for you that one of your body-parts would be destroyed and your whole body not thrown into hell.

Pedagogical Idea: Be Pure not impure in all of its various manifestations.

Truths (Book)

1. Impurity is that which dirties you in God’s site, sin. However, this is a type of sin that while not exclusive to sexual immorality is certainly closely affiliated with it.

2. Sexual-sin/Sexual immorality here looks especially at prostitution (in I Cor.) and to sexual-sin more broadly (in Eph.).

3. Temple = Temple Sanctuary, not just the Temple Complex, or the building, but especially the place where God lives—like a Holy of Holies in you!

4. Obligation and Motivation to purity is our redemption in Christ by God through the Spirit.

5. This stuff does not belong anywhere close to your Christian life.

6. Having this stuff be a large part of your life indicates a lack of salvation and a worship of something other than God.

7. Impurity may feel natural, but it is not what God wants for you, and it is not fulfilling to your real purpose, despite how amazing it might feel during the experience.

8. Sexual acts, especially full-blown sex, are high-consequence actions, a lot happens in such things.

Applications (Look)

1. To Kids:

a. Impurity makes God’s Temple dirty, so you need to keep it clean. This means that you have to do some things and not other things—crushes, Justin Beiber, don’t play spin the bottle

2. To Youth:

a. There is a lot that you have to deal with from every side:, sex, porn, masturbation, lust, crushes


1. Do all things to glorify God, and be pure, but purity starts with Christ.

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