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Kingdom of god

  1. 1. Kingdom of God vs. Kingdom of this World <br />Mt. 5:27-30 : Adultery<br />
  2. 2. Mt. 5:27-30<br />“You have heard that it was said to those of old,[a] ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[b] 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”<br />
  3. 3. Explanation of Scripture <br />Part of Jesus’ sermon on the mount. <br />He explains how even looking at a women with lust is a sin<br />Jesus then talks about the punishment for the sin “if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you”<br />
  4. 4. Adultery<br />Jesus defines adultery as coveting another woman/man while you already have a wife/husband<br />This act of distrust breaks the vows of matrimony <br />Dictionary.com<br />noun, plural voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.<br />
  5. 5. Adultery fits in the kingdom of this world<br />lust(uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appeltite;) not love<br />Breaks apart marriages and families<br />Causes distrust <br />Adultery fits on this world's kingdom because it's not living out Jesus' challenge to Love, either God or others. Adultery is dishonest, disloyal, and involves lust. Since loving is giving, and lust is taking, they are completely opposite. Giving is part of the Kingdom of God, and taking is part of the Kingdom of this world. Jesus wanted us to love others, and adultery hurts not only the two people directly involved, but also the spouses of those people. It isn't “giving” to anyone, and doesn't fit into the Kingdom of God, but fits into the kingdom of this world.<br />
  6. 6. Life in The Kingdom of God<br />What Should Be Done – There's not much that can be done in terms of the law. People have to individually be aware of things like their lust, and resist it and ask God's help to resist it. They can also try to do their best to live out the Kingdom of God, by loving others and loving God.<br />
  7. 7. Current Statistics of Adultery <br />2,077,000 marriages a year<br />1,135,000 divorces a year<br />Divorce rate around 50%<br />Adultery responsible for 29% of divorces<br /><ul><li>329,150 divorces due to adultery per year
  8. 8. 1 out of every 6 marriages will end because adultery </li></li></ul><li>Rise in Divorce rates<br />
  9. 9. Divorce rates Across Country<br />
  10. 10. Causes of divorce<br />
  11. 11. Effects of Adultery<br />Leading cause of divorce<br />Tears apart families<br />Ends/disrupts communion of love<br />If marriage survives trust issues will most likely become a problem<br />Sets bad example for children<br />Causes you to become yet another statistic<br />
  12. 12. Our Challenge: Not to become a Statistic<br />Respect the sacrament of marriage<br />Don’t covet others<br />Marry for the right reasons not for Lust<br />Respect spouses <br />Put love before lust<br />Don’t let simple disagreements become huge problems <br />
  13. 13. Our Challenge as Youth<br />Don’t celebrate affairs <br />Celebrity tabloids<br />Ex) Tiger Woods<br />Don’t glorify lust<br />Ex) inappropriate magazines, R-rated movies, and much more common things<br />Hollywood<br />
  14. 14. Make marriage a celebration<br />Don’t fall into the common (Hollywood) belief that marriage is the end of life as you know it<br />Marriage doesn't = the end of fun; it = a new life united in a loving communion with another<br />Marriage is a celebration of a special love between two individuals <br />
  15. 15. The End<br />“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust. Follow anything that makes you want to do right. Pursue faith and love and peace, and enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” ~ Bible<br />

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