Love and Other Stuff – Week 4


Love and Other Stuff

4 – What is all this talk about sex?

3/4/18 (MS)

“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32)

4 reasons why this conversation is important:

  • God has a lot to say about sex.
  • You are surrounded by a lot of sex.
  • You are likely thinking about sex… a lot.
  • You are likely talking about sex… a lot.

Sex is a big deal to God. Handling sex God’s way should be a big deal to us.

1.    Procreation

“Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.” (Genesis 1:28)

2.    Consummation

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.” (Genesis 2:24)

3.    Intimacy

4.    Pleasure

>Sex is a big deal to God.

>Handling sex God’s way should be a big deal to us.

1.  The time and place for sex is marriage.

“This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one… Now the man and his wife were both naked, but they felt no shame.” (Genesis 2:24-25)

“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage. God will surely judge people who are immoral and those who commit adultery.” (Hebrews 13:4)

2. Run away from sexual immorality.

“Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.” (Ephesians 5:3)

“Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body.  Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

May this be our prayer… 

“God, I know that sex is a big deal to you, and because it’s a big deal to you, I’m going to make handling sex Your way be a big deal to me.”