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A Christian Response To Sex And Marriage

A Christian Response To Sex And Marriage

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  • 1. Great Sex A Christian Response To Sex And Marriage
  • 2. Slides For Review These slides are for review after the talk: Where a slide is not self explanatory the side following it will contain notes to clarify points.
  • 3. Great Sex • Understand • Review • Action
  • 4. Societies View It’s Just Sex!
  • 5. Gods View Genesis 2:24 “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”
  • 6. Gods View - Notes Gods perfect plan for sex is that happens within marriage. Most popular television programmes and films display sex outside of marriage as not only the norm but desirable. Right from the very beginning of the Bible God makes it clear. In Genesis 2:24
  • 7. Gods View Matthew 19:4-6 “Haven't you read, that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female, For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.
  • 8. Sex Is For… Man & Woman Marriage • Declaration • Ceremony • Permanent
  • 9. Sex Is For… - Notes Sex is between a man and a woman : Man will leave his leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh Sex is for marriage : Both the author of Genesis and Jesus say Wife. Public declaration. : Man standing up and saying I am with this woman forever. I will protect her; look after her and love her. Woman saying I am with this man forever, I will support him, love him, and honour him. Ceremony within the society that you live. Permanent : Marriage is permanent, it isn’t something you try and see if it will work. The act of sex bonds a couple as one.
  • 10. Review - Singles Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • 11. Review - Singles - Notes Gods plan isn’t the worlds plan Being different to the world is a life of worship to God. God understands loneliness 90% of us will marry
  • 12. Wall Or Door? Song of Songs 8:9 If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar.
  • 13. Wall Or Door? - Notes Purity is so important and should be celebrate and helped Wall analogy is worshipping your God Door analogy don’t be surprised if you are challenged
  • 14. It Is Possible 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.’
  • 15. Review - Singles Could This Relationship Lead To Marriage Treat each Other Like Brothers & Sisters Date In Groups Plan Ahead Seek Guidance
  • 16. Review - Married Genesis 2:23 “This is bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. NIV “Have you seen my wife? Now that’s what I call fit, man I can’t wait until I get her into the bedroom, we are most definitely going to be one. MAX
  • 17. Pure Sex Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure… Pure = Amiantos • 1 Peter 1:4 - Heaven • Hebrews 7:26 - Jesus • James 1:27 - Our Faith
  • 18. Pure Sex - Notes God uses Hebrews 13:4 to put it this way. Marriage should be honoured by all, and the marriage bed kept pure… The word that is translated as pure is only used three other times in the entire Bible. The word is Amiantos (am-ee'-an-tos ) and it is used elsewhere to describe Heaven, Jesus and our Faith itself.
  • 19. What Is Godley Sex 1 Corinthians 7 1 Cor 7:3 – Time 1 Cor 7:4 - One Body 1 Cor 7:5 – Intimacy Song Of Songs Gods Sex Manual
  • 20. What Is Godley Sex - Notes Sex is a gift from God that unites a couple and we are reminded in 1 Corinthians 7:1-5 that. Time - Both Husband and Wife should fulfil their marital duty One Body - Our bodies not belong to us but also our wife’s & husbands Intimacy - We should not deprive each other of sex.
  • 21. Physical Sex What’s Allowed? 1 Corinthians 6:12 "Everything is permissible for me but not everything is beneficial "Everything is permissible for me"—but I will not be mastered by anything.”
  • 22. Servant In The Bedroom Husbands Ephesians 5:25 ”Husbands love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Wives The Example Of Solomon's Wife In Song Of Song
  • 23. Servant In The Bedroom - Notes What can we get away with is the wrong question. Jesus came to Earth to serve and ultimately save the Church A servant hearted husband realise that sex is a two way thing. A a servant hearted woman is caring, adventurous, excited Solomon’s wife showed her servant heartedness.
  • 24. Your Sexual Past No Worse Other Sin Romans 8:1 ”Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Consequences Can Be Devastating
  • 25. Take Action Acknowledge Confess Repent Change
  • 26. Accountability Questions Honesty Accountability Prayer
  • 27. Resources The Peasant Princess Free Teaching Series Mark Driscoll PeasentPrincess.com
  • 28. Resources Intimacy Ignited Song of Songs Commentary Couples Bible Study
  • 29. Resources Fireproof Quality Christian Film
  • 30. Resources One Accord Barrie & Eileen Jones oneaccord.org.uk
  • 31. Great Sex A Christian Response To Sex And Marriage