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Title: Finding Sexual Purity In a Sexually Charged World


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1 Corinthians 612-20
page 1131
page 794
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  • Corinth fueled by religious pressures

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  • Corinth fueled by religious pressures
  • California fueled by visual pressures

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • I have tremendous freedom (v.12a)

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • I have tremendous freedom
  • Legalism everything is wrong unless

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • I have tremendous freedom
  • Legalism everything is wrong unless
  • Christianity everything is right unless

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The Law of Moses says sex outside marriage is
wrong, but P. taught were in Christ were under
grace no longer under law so as Christians, we
are now free to indulge in whatever sexual
practices wed like. The Corinthian rationale
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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • Gods Truth must always be balanced

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Satan always sends error into the world in pairs
that are opposites. His great hope is that you
will get so upset about one of his errors that
youll react into the opposite one, hes got
you. C.S. Lewis
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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • Gods Truth must always be balanced
  • Between law license extremes

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • 2 balancing restrictions
  • Will it prove beneficial? (v.12b)

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • 2 balancing restrictions
  • Will it prove beneficial?
  • Will it be addictive? (v.12c)

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • 2 examples
  • Food temporary, physical purpose (v.13a)

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Purity Principle 1 Freedom Has Its LIMITS!
  • 2 examples
  • Food temporary, physical purpose
  • Body permanent, spiritual purpose (v. 13b-14)

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • It distorts sex is always wrong (v.13b)

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • It distorts sex is always wrong
  • It can bring pleasure.

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • It distorts sex is always wrong
  • It can bring pleasure.
  • But leads to destruction.

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • It distorts sex is always wrong
  • It drags God along (v.15-17)

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • It distorts sex is always wrong
  • It drags God along
  • Its a sin with significant consequences

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically (v.18b)

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically
  • Hurts me emotionally

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically
  • Hurts me emotionally
  • (e.g.) Co-habiting couples

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically
  • Hurts me emotionally
  • (e.g.) Co-habiting couples (only 15 succeed)

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically
  • Hurts me emotionally
  • (e.g.) Best sex life married couples

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Purity Principle 2 Sexual Immorality is a BIG
DEAL!
  • Its a sin with significant consequences
  • Hurts me physically
  • Hurts me emotionally
  • Hurts me spiritually (69-11)

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Dont commit to avoid immorality, commit to avoid
    temptation.

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Dont commit to avoid immorality, commit to avoid
    temptation.
  • How? Run from it every time (v.18a)

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Dont commit to avoid immorality, commit to avoid
    temptation.
  • How? Run from it every time
  • Prov. 618 57-9 2 Tim. 222

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Dont commit to avoid immorality, commit to avoid
    temptation
  • Never forget Im much weaker than I think.

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Never forget Im much weaker than I think.
  • (e.g.) David godly passion wasnt enough

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Never forget Im much weaker than I think.
  • (e.g.) David godly passion wasnt enough
  • Solomon wisdom wasnt enough

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How Do I AVOID it?
  • Never forget Im much weaker than I think.
  • (e.g.) David godly passion wasnt enough
  • Solomon wisdom wasnt enough
  • Joseph flight worked

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How do I FIX it?
  • Stop any sexual sin immediately!

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How do I FIX it?
  • Stop any sexual sin immediately!
  • Flee immorality

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How do I FIX it?
  • Stop any sexual sin immediately!
  • Flee immorality get married.

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How do I FIX it?
  • Stop any sexual sin immediately!
  • Put God 1st in my life (v.19-20)

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How do I FIX it?
  • Put God 1st in my life (v.19-20)
  • Sexual purity begins in my mind

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How do I FIX it?
  • Put God 1st in my life (v.19-20)
  • Sexual purity begins in my mind

As a man thinks within himself, so he is.
Proverbs 237
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How do I FIX it?
  • Put God 1st in my life (v.19-20)
  • Sexual purity begins in my mind
  • Memorize Phil. 48 1 Thess. 43-4

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How do I FIX it?
  • Put God 1st in my life (v.19-20)
  • Sexual purity begins in my mind
  • Youll discover abundant life

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