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Building a Marriage, part 8 - Embracing Sexual Intimacy

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12/06/15 Sermon
Pastor Seth Gatchell
Pacific Church of Irvine
www.pacificchurch.com
8th message in a series entitled, "Building a Marriage"

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Building a Marriage, part 8 - Embracing Sexual Intimacy

  1. 1. Embracing Sexual Intimacy Building a Marriage
  2. 2. Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. A __________of oneness.celebration
  3. 3. Ephesians 5:31 For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. Driven by _________ and blessing the other.delighting
  4. 4. 1 Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. An important means in deepening ___________.commitment
  5. 5. 4 The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. An important means in deepening ___________.commitment
  6. 6. 5 Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. An important means in deepening ___________.commitment
  7. 7. 1 Corinthians 7:3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. ______ more than getting.Giving
  8. 8. 4 The wife's body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband's body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. ______ more than getting.Giving
  9. 9. 5 Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. ______ more than getting.Giving
  10. 10. Giving __________ as a gift.relationally Giving ________ as a gift.sexually
  11. 11. Song of Solomon 4:1 How beautiful you are, my darling! Oh, how beautiful! Your eyes behind your veil are doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Mount Gilead. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  12. 12. 2 Your teeth are like a flock of sheep just shorn, coming up from the washing. Each has its twin; not one of them is alone. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  13. 13. 3 Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon; your mouth is lovely. Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  14. 14. 4 Your neck is like the tower of David, built with elegance; on it hang a thousand shields, all of them shields of warriors. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  15. 15. 5 Your two breasts are like two fawns, like twin fawns of a gazelle that browse among the lilies. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  16. 16. 6 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee, I will go to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of incense. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  17. 17. 7 All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you. Driven by the deepening of the __________.relationship
  18. 18. Song of Songs 5:10 My lover is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  19. 19. 11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  20. 20. 12 His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  21. 21. 13 His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  22. 22. 14 His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  23. 23. 15 His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  24. 24. 16 His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my lover, this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. Driven by other-centeredness and _______.humility
  25. 25. Revelation 21:2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  26. 26. Song of Songs 2:8 Listen! My lover! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  27. 27. 9 My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  28. 28. 10 My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  29. 29. 11 See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  30. 30. 12 Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight
  31. 31. 13 The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me." Metaphor for God's ______ in His childrendelight

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