When Sexuality Goes Bad - Mark Brauss - November 12, 2021

November 14th, 2021

☼ Sexual Immorality? ….. I Corinthians 5:1-2

 

⌂ 3 powerful truths about Sexuality:

 

1. Our sexuality is at the very heart of our identity.

 

2. Sex is a very powerful emotion.

 

3. Sexual feelings can be the most contradictory emotions

we humans experience.

 

⌂ Cognitive Dissonance ↔ Biblical Truth

 

⌂ Biblical Sexuality – Genesis 2

 

Bible Culture

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1. God created you in 1. You evolved.

His image.

 

2. God gave you gender. 2. You determine gender.

 

3. God gives you purpose 3. You determine your

and identity. purpose and identity.

 

4. God gives us the gift of 4. You determine who

sex and the boundaries you have sex with –

to protect us. no boundaries.

 

 

☼ Judgment? ….. I Corinthians 5:3-5

 

● Hebrews 12:6

● Matthew 18:15-17

 

Order ► Personal 1→ 1 2- 3 → 1 ╬ → 1 = OUT

☼ Bad Boasting …… I Corinthians 5:6-8

 

● Passover → Leaven → The Church

 

 

 

 

☼ Action Exhortation ….. I Corinthians 5:9-13

 

► Judge the Community → not the World

 

 

 

⌂ Culture → Slavery?

Truth → Freedom

 

• Jesus → John 8:32, 34

• Paul → Galatians 5:1,13

• Peter → II Peter 2:19

 

 

 

 

☼ Applying Truth

 

● Overlooking serious sin is not loving but dangerous.

 

● Confronting serious sin is not optional but essential.

 

● Dealing with serious sin is not to be punitive but corrective.

 

● Correcting serious sin is not external but internal.

 
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