sexual sin & purity

Lessons from the Book of Ruth

The story of Ruth is an inspiring tale of three unlikely individuals, who God would use in a remarkable way to accomplish His purposes. This study takes a close look at the character strengths of Naomi, Boaz, and Ruth, who set a standard for Christians today, that we might also be made useful for the designs and […]

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Lessons from the Life of Joseph

There are many tremendous lessons to learn from the life of Joseph (Genesis 37-50).  This sermon looks at two of them:  1) Joseph's high standard of purity and 2) his ability (through years of mistreatment) to see God's hand work good out of evil, to save the lives of many people. We are called to imitate […]

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1 Corinthians 7:1-16 - Divorce and Remarriage, and Instructions to Married People

In this passage, Paul addresses specific issues related to those who are married in the church, including fasting, sexual relations, and divorce and remarriage.  This lesson covers Jesus' teaching on marriage, the foundation on which Paul builds. Jesus' teaching shocked his disciples, as it was a radical departure from societal norms. The challenge for us […]

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1 Corinthians 6:12-20 - Immorality and the Body as the Temple of the Holy Spirit

In the second half of chapter six, Paul addresses immorality in the Corinthian church.  Paul explains the importance of the physical body, that Christians are united with Christ, and that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit.  This lesson looks at these blessings and the responsibility Christians have to keep their temples holy.  We […]

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1 Corinthians 5 - Sexual Immorality and Expelling an Immoral Brother

In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul turns to a new and serious matter: the church's failure to expel from the congregation a brother involved in sexual immorality.  This lesson covers the Biblical definition of sexual immortality, Paul's and Jesus' admonition and example of dealing with Christians who refuse to repent of serious sin, the reasons why most […]

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