Me + You – Week 5


“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…”   1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Sexual immorality is a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God’s plan and design.
 
1.  Relationship Pitfalls 

What are the best choices for my life, my relationship with God, and for my future?”

“Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband.  God draws a firm line against casual and illicit sex.” Hebrews 13:4

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.Read the rest

Crush – Week 4


Crush
4 – A Lustful Heart
3 /5/17 (MS)

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“For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God…” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

Lust is a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God.

“You have heard that the Law of Moses says, `Do not commit adultery.’  But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Read the rest

Crush – Week 2


Crush
2 – A Loving Heart
2/19/17 (MS)

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1.  Guard your heart in relationships

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” Proverbs 4:23

 “…don’t arouse or waken love until it so desires.” Song of Solomon 2:7

“Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? What harmony can there be between Christ and the devil? How can a believer be a partner with an unbeliever? And what union can there be between God’s temple and idols? For we are the temple of the living God.Read the rest

Me + You – Week 2


Me + You
2 – The Pursuit
2/15/17 (HS)

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Instead or pursuing the right PERSON, pursue the right PATH.

“I came that you might have life and have it to its fullest.”  John 10:10

“For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” 1 John 2:16-17

Crave the truth by pursuing the right path
If you focus on the person, you will likely miss the right path
If you will focus on the path of purity, then you’ll find the right person.Read the rest

Crush – Week 1


Crush
1 – A Confused Heart
2/12/17 (MS)

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1.  Love, Relationships and Sex is Everywhere
 
Result: High knowledge, low wisdom
 
2.  Sexual messages are confusing
 
Result: Alone, Confused, Frightened
 
1.  God created man and woman

“He gave names to all the livestock, all the birds of the sky, and all the wild animals. But still there was no helper just right for him. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep. While the man slept, the Lord God took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the opening. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib, and he brought her to the man.Read the rest

Me + You – Week 1


Me + You
1 – God’s Original Design
2/8/17 (HS)

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“All of us have strayed away like sheep.  We have left God’s paths to follow our own.” Isaiah 53:6

“Leave your simple ways and you will live. Walk in the way of understanding.” Proverbs 9:6

1.  Realize the power of God’s love

“Long before He laid down earth’s foundation, God had us in mind.  He settled on us as the focus of His love.”  Ephesians 1:4

2.  Celebrate the uniqueness of your design

“People knew God perfectly well, but while they didn’t treat Him like God.  Refusing to worship Him, they trivialized themselves into silliness and confusion. Read the rest

Relationships: Week 5


Relationships: No Strings Attached
5 – Perverting
3/9/16 (HS)

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“For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior.” – Ephesians 5:23

  • Sin disorders our worship

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him” – Romans 1:21

  • Sin disorders our belief

“but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” – Romans 1:21-23

  • Sin disorders our desires.
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The Talk: Week 4


The Talk
4 – Pursuing Passion and Purity
3/6/16 (MS)

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”When Joseph was taken to Egypt by the Ishmaelite traders, he was purchased by Potiphar, an Egyptian officer. Potiphar was captain of the guard for Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. The Lord was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master. Potiphar noticed this and realized that the Lord was with Joseph, giving him success in everything he did. This pleased Potiphar, so he soon made Joseph his personal attendant. He put him in charge of his entire household and everything he owned.Read the rest

Relationships: No Strings Attached – Week 4


Relationships: No Strings Attached
4 – Stimulating
3/2/16 (HS)

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“But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” – James 1:14-15

“…since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:16

1.  Pornography isn’t hurting anyone… it’s just something I watch.

TRUTH: Pornography attacks everything God cherishes most.

“Then God said, “Let Us make man in our image, in our likeness…” – Genesis 1:27

“Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God?Read the rest

Relationships: No Strings Attached – Week 3


Relationships: No Strings Attached
3 – Mating
2/24/16 (HS)

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“Your rounded thighs are like jewels, the work of a skilled craftsman. Your navel is perfectly formed like a goblet filled with mixed wine. Between your thighs lies a mound of wheat bordered with lilies. Your breasts are like two fawns, twin fawns of a gazelle.” – Song of Solomon 7:1-3

  • The World’s Way: Do WHAT you want, WHEN you want and with WHOMEVER you want
  • God’s Plan: Have a great time for a lifetime… 1 man + 1 woman, within 1 marriage.

”Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2

  • Progression only moves one way… forward.
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