How Do We Behave?

God’s Wisdom Revealed by the Spirit

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.  – 1 Corinthians 2:6-8 (NIV)

 

  1. Sex is good AND designed by God
    -Gen 1:28, Gen 2:25, Song of Songs
  2. Sex is deeply spiritual/sacred and as such is treated with the highest respect
    -Heb 13:4
  3. Sex is reserved for one man and one woman proactively engaged in building a lifelong covenant marriage
    -Exodus 20:14, Matt 19:4-6, Matt 5:32, Romans 1:26-27
  4. Sex is always selfless
    -1 Cor 7:4
  5. Sex is intimate but NOT Intimacy
    -Matt 4:4, Ps 16:11, John 15:13
  6. I am not defined by my desires – but by my faith choices
    -James 1:14-15, 2 Tim 2:22
  7. Sex is intercourse and anything that imitates/substitutes
    -Matt 5:28
  8. Sexual mistakes / sins / scars can be healed
    -John 8:11