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June 4, 2021 8:00 am
Unique class by itself because every comes to comes from Dr. Tony Evans is the answer to sexual sin doesn't start with what you do but you are as long as you battle with you about, but once you stop holding you. God can take over management celebrating. This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative world works. Over time the cell is its broken version of sexuality, making it harder than ever to maintain personal morality in the midst of a culture that's rapidly redefining right and wrong today. Dr. Evans offers help as he talks about healthy sexuality from the kingdom perspective. Let's join one of the ranges in our world today is the self-destruction that is occurring because of an error in view of sexuality, sexuality, sensitive discussion to have. But yet it is one. The Bible does not shy from talking about rather than being a special, uniquely applicable area of life has become common ground for selling products for seeing on television and computers, midshipmen, like fast food drive-through pleasure.
Sometime it like a 24 hour open stop and go stop get what you want and leave the consequences have been devastating. Whether it's teenage pregnancy or increase abortions or single parents to numerous the number. Whether it's the increase of diseases or broken hearts and relationships. This issue of sex and sexuality is bringing about all levels of self-destruction in our society has changed the standard dumbing down decency church is a full of people struggling in one way or another in this area. When God wants to talk about it talked about quite bluntly unapologetically for the benefit of pulpit. The pew computer pulpit understand his view of this and help his people to understand to look at first Corinthians 6 we read these words verse 90 do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God. This evening the fornicate of the balusters adulterers from Annette or homosexuals fees, just ruggedness revelers. Swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. They talk about a number of things. But when he talks about has to do with sexuality and that's the one thing you go to spend his time talking about of the polls. All the other areas he describes the area of sex and sexuality is the people do not inherit the kingdom of God is about people who are defined by this lifestyle is nobody perfect everyone sins even though sin whether one or million times his role about that which characterizes the lives of these people. Please notice what he says these people will not have entered the kingdom of God. He says these people will not inherit the kingdom of God is a big difference.
You see this Corinthian Christians already say that already on their way to heaven. I know that because of verse 11. Such were some of you but you were washed, you are sanctified, you were justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and in the spirit of our God says this is what you used to be, but you been washed that is cleansed by the blood you been justified.
You been declared righteous human sanctified you been spiritually part as a unique, one-of-a-kind person is actually well. They were saying that session while agreeing with the practice that will happen, but they will still functioning as our feelings in this particular area will have a position of salvation and a provision of sanctification, yet very opposite to the position operating different than your position calls for mounting a casual reading of the book of Corinthians. What you see these questions at all about problems at all bunch areas.
One of the dominant ones was in the area of sexuality in the backdrop of this there's this big hill (called) on the go. Corinthians was a temple.
The temple of Aphrodite, the goddess of love temple was a place where you could worship. The temple was a place where you could eat that would sacrifice the neighbor to come meet after the blood was drained and they would skulk it and serve it so you could eat so you could worship you can eat but on the side of the temple was a brothel with over a thousand prostitutes worshiping over the railing the way they used to operate before they were saved. We had to address this problem of sexuality in the church from the kingdom perspective is no operate this way defined this way you know that they are jeopardizing their inheritance that already say already washed justified it wants to bring some clarity to this because that living in a secular world where like our world today. Sex was available at bargain basement prices like marking down something that's Petula and making it cheap available at no cost or no costs. Salvation the word about anything is free wants to deal with this problem statement or dumb it down to clarify the diverse 13 photos of the stomach and the stomach is full.
Food will do away with both of them.
Yet the bat is not for immorality but for the Lord and the Lord is for the body is how they were operating they will say I'm hungry I'm hungry I haven't eaten in the number of hours. I need something to eat and so food is for the body. In other words, I got this Honda God provided food God given me a stomach, a container for the food substance is provided food and God the stomach and the stomach is full. To the fullest. Like when the stomach wants to let me go get the food that's in the stomach because it's craving some logical, but I did it one step farther with the for sexual gratification.
God is giving us vehicles which that is to be set aside. So what they did was they treated sex like food understand all six came from heaven, not Hollywood. He said verse 13, the body is not for immorality but for the Lord and the Lord is for the body. When God created because your sexy created for the purpose of his covenant interesting word new Eve and she got pregnant. Want to know meant to be enemies.
It was that word that spoke all in intimacy to express the physical union of Adam and Eve.
What's interesting is that the word you relationship with God. God speaks up knowing him say more data. So God wants the same relationship with you, man, woman and herself when they are intimate in the context of marriage. He wants that same level of depth and endlessly with so use the same word for sexual intimacy to spiritual intimacy. That's because when there is between a man and a woman. God want you to experience him been sexuality, it would not be separate from God to be separated from kingdom. But Satan does he always take something that God makes good messes with one project to know is that Satan and his demons are very interested in sex. The Bible says in Genesis chapter 6 verse one that the demonic angels came down inhabited ungodly men who have relationships with women producing a demon. I was raised. So God has to destroy the whole world. All because demons use sex to contaminate the world so this is a big deal, spiritually, not just emotionally or physically is a big deal because it has to do with how both groups God and the devil perpetuate their covenant and cause us to gain or lose our inheritance because deeper verse 15 not know he wants to explain that your bodies are members of Christ, then take the members of Christ to make the members of a prostitute for the little thousand prostitutes in the temple, may it never be more Internet which means absolutely not. It's unthinkable that why is not know that members belong to Christ. Okay what you say you have sex Jesus examine the two genes of them being physically intimate with you till you as much fun as you as comfortable as you are because you have brought him into the relationship because you are in union with Christ. So what you do. Christ does because you attach the Christ. So if we with the attachment you are making attached to you while you were to have somebody else. Dr. Evans will have more to say about the power of that attachment when he continues her message just a moment first so I want to let you know that this is the final message from Tony's current series, the kingdom family that makes this your last chance to take advantage of a special double offer that includes all six messages in this collection along with the kingdom, family devotional, a 52 week journey through the most important concepts of the Christian faith. Each week covers a different topic like salvation. Spiritual warfare prayer, forgiveness, discipleship, and more with specific inspiration and instruction for each weekday. 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Take the next step toward a life of bold intentionality and influence kingdom in writing today for you are a man in your life and become part of the global Minutemen rising not reclaiming our culture drug problem because the baby was to be a drug addict, but because the baby was partaking of its connection to the court. There is much to the baby so the baby becomes an willing participant in the activity of the mother of their attachment, God says, by virtue of our attachment to Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ. Attachment becomes a participant in whatever we choose to do watch, it isn't because we are members of each other since we are we are intimately connected or do you not know verse 16 he goes deeper joins himself to a prostitute that was on the temple with her shall become one with the one who joins himself to the Lord is one spirit with him. He says what sexual adjoining occurs adjoining and uses marriage language in the two shall become one flesh. What is marriage like when you charge members at the temple marrying her without marrying her mother worked as an illegitimate company but it is a covenantal because that's what the sex is designed to do, establish or renew a company that you understand that what you're doing is you're marrying without getting married he says therefore your morality verse 18. From I've only done skeet shooting once in my life. Will you know you say Paul Kleeberg patient cross the sky you get a shotgun and aimed it at the bird nest. By the time the pellets got to go this planet be instructed to get in front of this so that by the time you shoot and by the time the bird flies begging each other. But what if you get in front of it, you can just aim what he is saying is what you get in front of this thing. He says I will probably get is any sexual relationship that occurs outside of marriage not play with it run from it why there's a T because of sin that a man commits is outside of the body, but the immortal man sins against his own body. He says I will send you send this unique class by itself because every comes to you.
This sin comes from you. Why, because we all as human beings as sexual beings we dealt with with so this is already building, which is why the most natural sin could you have to go by, it already belongs to you is the sin that is not like that.
This one is born from you until you enter you and comes out of you.
Things may invited and call for but that's because it's already building and because it is not to be in a person because of the test of the soul, and now he is attentive to the spirit and that's why it can bring so much pain and comes with the singer's 19 members of Christ Jesus is doing what you but also the Holy Spirit and he says your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit temple in the place of Marshall sex church is experience because they temple is a place of worship because what sex was supposed to be with Christians is a worship experience is probably as worship God is probably right smack dab in the middle of intimacy. What is God's way because your body is a chops to temple. So the question is what are you doing in church.
This is question what are you doing in charge of your body is the temple of God now raises the question because were still human as God expects us to not be what he made us to be what was how cannot deal with when I got human reality and human needs because I can look at it like food. We make sensible simple statement in the top changes everything. In verse 19 with and you are not your own, for you have been bought with a price.
Therefore glorify God in your body what he says is the problem is, you still owe you as long as you owe you. You will battle with you about you, but once you stop holding you and God can take over ownership. He can then take over management of the problem is holding me. This is about as passionately as all when I ship Canal control management but this is a difficult one to manage. That is why is the number one addiction because it's hard to manage.
The problem is and in us. Dr. Evans will have a closing thought about solving that problem comes back in a moment to wrap up this final message in her current series, the kingdom family an in-depth look at God's original plan for life in the home and why. Following the plan is so vital for our society.
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