This weekend we continued our REALationships series and Matt spoke a great word on Sex and Dating. We also celebrated with all seniors who are graduating from high school, college and graduate school!
If you missed this weekend’s message, I encourage you to watch it here and listen to it here. Also,if you were not at C3 this weekend, or if you would like to give your tithe or offering, you can give online by clicking here.
Lies from the enemy to Singles:
Everybody is doing it!
Having sex isn’t a big deal It’s only physical.
If I’ve blown it, it’s too late for me.
God is out to make you miserable and not have any fun.
SEXUAL INTIMACY IS A GIFT FROM GOD – He created it!
Genesis 1:27-28, “So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”(NLT)
Bride to her Husband:
Song of Solomon 5:10-16, “My lover is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand. 11 His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves by the water streams, washed in milk, mounted like jewels. 13 His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh. 14 His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires. 15 His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars. 16 His mouth is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my lover, this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”(NIV)
Husband to his Bride:
Song of Solomon 7:1-9, “How beautiful your sandaled feet, O prince’s daughter! Your graceful legs are like jewels, the work of a craftsman’s hands. 2 Your navel is a rounded goblet that never lacks blended wine. Your waist is a mound of wheat encircled by lilies. 3 Your breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle. 4 Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon by the gate of Bath Rabbim. Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon looking toward Damascus. 5 Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel. Your hair is like royal tapestry; the king is held captive by its tresses. 6 How beautiful you are and how pleasing, O love, with your delights! 7 Your stature is like that of the palm, and your breasts like clusters of fruit. 8 I said, “I will climb the palm tree; I will take hold of its fruit.” May your breasts be like the clusters of the vine, the fragrance of your breath like apples, 9 and your mouth like the best wine.”(NIV)
GOD GAVE US BOUNDARIES FOR OUR PROTECTION AND BLESSING
1 Thessalonians 4:3-8, “God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. 4 Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor—5 not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways. 6 Never harm or cheat a Christian brother in this matter by violating his wife, for the Lord avenges all such sins, as we have solemnly warned you before. 7 God has called us to live holy lives, not impure lives. 8 Therefore, anyone who refuses to live by these rules is not disobeying human teaching but is rejecting God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.”(NLT)
Stay away from all sexual sin – Why?
I Corinthians 6:18-20, “Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19 Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.”(NLT)
- God’s Will for us is to live Holy
- The Power of the Holy Spirit will help us control our Bodies.
Advice for Singles:
- Don’t get Physical Before Marriage
- Set Your Boundaries Right Now and give them to God.
- Communicate Your Boundaries
- Avoid Living Together
- Let the Holy Spirit Control You
- Group Date
- Get Involved in Your Local Church
- Relax and Stop Looking for a Wife or Husband
This weekend’s worship set included…
Like a Lion – Hillsong
Jesus Saves –
Kingdom Come – Hillsong
Unending Love – Hillsong