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

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 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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The Talk: Week 2


The Talk: Week 2
Looking for Landmines
2/21/16 (MS)

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You can’t build a life of purity on a foundation of lies.

ms student + hormones + confusing messages + sexual landmines = potential destruction

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

Landmine 1: Lust

“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.Read the rest

The Great Escape: Week 4


The Great Escape
4 – A Food for Your Spirit
2/3/16 (HS)

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Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God.

“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

 

We’re often so weak because we are not bonded with what makes us strong.Read the rest

The Great Escape: Week 3


The Great Escape
3 – A Source for Power
1/27/16 (HS)

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Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God.

“Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.Read the rest

The Great Escape: Week 2


The Great Escape
2 – A Plan to Fight
1/20/16 (HS)

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Key Scripture: “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God.

The process of temptation:

  • thought
  • imagination
  • justification
  • choice
  • sin

“Submit yourselves therefore to God.Read the rest

The Great Escape: Week 1


The Great Escape
1 – An Open Door
1/13/16 (HS)

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Key Scripture: “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Temptation is anything that promises satisfaction at the cost of obedience to God.

1.  It is not a sin to be tempted.

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15

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Treasure Hunter: Week 8


Treasure Hunter
8 – Trapped by Temptation
8/2/15 (ms)

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Key Scripture: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” – Jeremiah 29:13

An idol is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.

“I am the Lord your God… you should have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.Read the rest

You Are What You Eat: Week 2


You Are What You Eat
2 – Impurity Injures
4/29/15 (HS)

 

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Key Scripture: “Don’t waste your energy striving for perishable food like that. Work for the food that sticks with you, food that nourishes your lasting life, food the Son of Man provides.” – John 6:27 (The Message)

“The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.” – Galatians 5:17

 

“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: a sexual desire that dishonors its object and disregards God.Read the rest