Pastor Aaron E. Lavender
Sunday Morning, October 25, 2015
Sermon Series: GOD AND HUMAN SEXUALITY – Sermon #2
“Why We Should Flee Sexual Immorality”
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
One of the challenges that Christians face today is the issue of “sexual freedom.” Today, we’ll learn about the evils and dangers of sexual sin . . . . all sexual sin . . . not certain sexual sin. Today’s outline was taken from Dr. John MacArthur’s expositional commentary on First Corinthians. Three dangers of sexual immorality will be exposed as reason enough to flee it: it harms, it controls, and it perverts.
I. Sexual Sin Harms: 1 Cor. 6:12a, “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful”
A. “All things are lawful for me” (Greek, adiaphora).
B. “But all things are not helpful”:
II. Sexual Sin Controls: 1 Cor. 6:12b, “But I will not be brought under the power (control, domination) of any”
A. Romans 6:11-14
III. Sexual Sin Perverts: 1 Cor. 6:13-20
We sometime are of the opinion that what we do has no effect on us spiritually. The truth, however, is vastly different. As Christians, God lives in us. Therefore, everywhere we go, everything we do, everything that touches us, in effect, touches God as well. That is why Paul told the Corinthian Christians that they (their bodies) were “God’s Temples.”
Sexual sin perverts God’s plan and purpose for “His Temple” the body of the Christian:
A. Our body is for the Lord (vv.13-14)
B. Our body is a member of Christ (vv.15-18)
C. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (vv.19-20)
1. God has defined what sexual sin is.
2. Christians must affirm the sanctity of the body.