Archive for the ‘Sexual Sin’ Category

Timeline of Truth: The Horrific Loss of Doing What Is Right in One’s Own Eyes (Judges 25:1-25) – Part 3: Rash Decisions

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Israel attempts to repair the damage of their sin rather than to repent of their sin. They ignore what God has revealed and continue to do what is right in their own eyes. What results is further carnage: murder, kidnapping, and rape. The weak lose when sin wins, and all in the name of “doing what is right.” We cannot fix what disobedience breaks with more disobedience.

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Timeline of Truth: The Horrific Loss of Doing What Is Right in One’s Own Eyes (Judges 19:1-28) – Part 1: Rampant Immorality

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

In Judges, God shares some of the worst of what men can become when they reject His Word and do what is right in their own eyes. Judges 19 is very likely one of the darkest chapters in all of the Bible. Like Sodom, perverted men seek to sexually violate a visitor passing through town. What may be even worse, this visitor sends out his wife in his place! She is violated by the mob through the night, to the point of death. Rejecting God’s Word leads to selfishness, sexual perversion, and harm to everyone around us.

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Jesus Addresses the Damage of Divorce (Luke 16:18)

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Jesus Addresses the Damage of Divorce (Luke 16:18)

Jesus is in the middle of teaching on money, and then brings up – divorce? His point is that if one is not faithful in the realm of money, one will certainly not be faithful in the realm of moralityIn this study, we take a brief and precise look at what Jesus said in Luke 16:18 about divorce. We first review what the Bible teaches on marriage, as one cannot understand what the Bible says about divorce without first understanding marriage. We then look at the impact of divorce on marriage, and then we examine the two situations where the Bible appears to allow for divorce. To understand God’s hatred of divorce, understand God’s design for marriage.

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Timeline of Truth #7: Do Not Commit Adultery (Ex 20:14)

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

The command not to commit adultery underscores all sexuality and sexual relationships. Since sexual intimacy is God’s gift limited to marriage, this is key to understanding our sexual behavior to anyone.

Timeline of Truth: God Gives 10 Commands – A First Look (Exodus 20:1-26)

Monday, April 21st, 2014

We take this class period to make observations about and briefly cover what is known as the 10 Commandments.

5 Reasons Why Abortion Is Not a Christian Option

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

The Bible has a great many things to say about human life, and God’s control over it. In this teaching time we look at a total of six reasons why a Christian cannot choose abortion, but rather can embrace life.

What Does the “One Woman Man” Qualification Mean? (1 Timothy 3:2)

Monday, August 26th, 2013

Another of our teens participating in our pastoral apprentice program, Joshua Subra, presents 6 views of the phrase “one woman man,” the first qualification listed for bishops (pastors/elders) in the list of qualifications listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7.  Josh’s study is followed by additional comments from Pastor Kevin.

Timeline of Truth – God Blesses Jacob Amidst Hardships (Genesis 35:1-29)

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

God is not done growing Jacob. Spirituality and sanctification come through hardship. God blesses Jacob in the face of major losses, even later in life.

Lessons from a Mother to Her Child (Part 1 – Proverbs 31:1-5)

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Proverbs 31 is usually addressed to women. However, it is actually a recollection by a son of what his mother taught him when he was a child. What should a mother teach her child? This is not a complete list, but it certainly is an important list. In this sermon, we look at the first 3 of 6 topics taught to King Lemuel by his mother.

Timeline of Truth – God Delivers Lot, and Destroys Sodom & Gommorah (Genesis 19:1-38)

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

God rescues a reluctant Lot and his family from Sodom and Gomorrah, then destroys the 4-city group and all of their inhabitants.