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NOTE: This sermon is part 5 and 6 of a 10 part sermon series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.
Part 5: Sexual Values-Conflicting Views
George Gallup, the famous pollster, says, "There's no question about it. The sex-related issues are going to be the most important issues facing all churches in the foreseeable future. Abortion, AIDS, premarital sex, homosexuality, all those are going to be at the vortex."
I. Recognizing Sexual Saturation.
A. Changing attitudes.
1. From absolutes to relatives.
2. From "fear" to "freedom."
3. From "being good" to "feeling good."
4. From "commitment" to "enjoyment."
B. Pervasive atmosphere.
1. Sex as fun.
Part 6: Sexual Values-Belief and Behavior
Contemporary society has been described as "sex-saturated." Sexual values that have long been rejected covertly are now openly challenged and contravened and new values are being espoused and practiced.
I. Resisting Sexual Seduction.
A. Recognize its approach.
1. Vulnerability-a lack of judgment. 7:6-9
2. Availability-a lack of shame. 7:10-20
3. Accountability-a lack of control. 6:30-35
B. Resist its attack.
1. "Guard your heart." 4:23
a. By understanding it is:
i. The wellspring of life. Cf. John 4:14; 7:38
ii. The reflector of reality. 27:19
iii. The deviser of wicked schemes. 6:18; Mark 7:20f
iv. The seat of conscience. 20:9
v. The tablet of truth. 7:3