What Made Solomon Sing (4 of 4) by Jeff Lynn

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What Made Solomon Sing (4 of 4)
Improving Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
Series: Home Run
Jeff Lynn
1 Corinthians 7:1-7

INTRODUCTION

This is the fifth and final message in the series, ''HomeRun: a New Season for your Family.''

Again, our prayer is that you have hope that God can do ''wonders'' in your family.
Ask yourself, ''What does God want of me?''

Today, I'm going to share on an aspect of marriage that is rarely preached on, or discussed in public or in private, other than in a joking or crude manner.

In fact, one preacher with whom I had lunch this week said that when he preached on this topic the title of his message was, ''The Elephant in the Pew.''

We know it's on people's minds, but nobody wants to broach the subject.

Sexual intimacy is one of the most beautiful things God has given to married couples, yet perhaps one of the biggest areas of conflict and even confusion within marriage.

There seemingly is no balance and consistency when it comes to the majority of couples' love life.
While this aspect of marriage is not the ''all in all'', it certainly is to be seen as a gauge of your relationship.

Because God has designed our bodies to enjoy this gift, and because Paul says that we are not to deprive each other of this gift, if sexual intimacy is not frequent in your marriage, other than at certain seasons in your lives, more than likely, something is wrong.
ILLUSTRATION
A pastor decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He said, ''Today, church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn comes to your mind.''
The pastor shouted out, ''Cross.''
Immediately the congregation started singing in unison, ''The Old Rugged Cross.''
The Pastor hollered out, ''Grace.''
The congregation began to sing, ''Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound.''
The Pastor said, ''Power.''
The congregation sang, ''There is Power in the ...


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