The Pursuit of Purity by Pete Wilson
Sex was part of God’s design from the very beginning.
Sex is a gift that God has given us.
God did not design sex just for procreation, but also for our enjoyment.
Proverbs gives us warnings on how to not abuse sex and not take it out of the context for which it was created.
We’ve taken an incredible gift that God has given us and we’ve allowed sin to taint in and distort it.
1) Beware of Self-deception
“The One” is the one you’re married to.
We have an unbelievable capacity for self-deception.
There is more to sexual purity than just external compliance.
2) Beware of Secrets
The more you allow these sins to stay in darkness, the more momentum they gain in your life.
Your confession is not what hurts people, sin hurts people.
The reason you fear the consequences of confession is because you’ve yet to realize the consequences of concealment. – Andy Stanley
3) Beware of Pride
If you think you’re not susceptible to sexual temptation you are more Spiritual than David, wiser than Solomon and stronger than Samson.
Where to start:
- Start with truth. This is sin. Don’t try to manage sin.
- Get counseling and accountability.
- Flee! – 1 Corinthians 6:18 “Run from sexual sin!”
- Receive forgiveness. – 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
At all of our campuses, we featured Randy Elrod‘s new book Sex, Lies & Religion
This is a great resource for a heathy, Godly view of sexuality and intimacy.
I won’t leave you with a question today. I’ll just ask you to consider how this applies to you, and challenge you to take a step towards God-honoring sexuality.