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Series: The Guard Rails of Life
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Years ago I heard a famous radio preacher tell of an experience he had while doing a seminar in a large city. After he had gotten done speaking he returned to his hotel, got on the elevator, and as he touched the button of his floor, a couple of very attractive women got on with him.
''What floor do you need?'' he asked trying to be helpful.
Leaning towards him, one of the girls replied, ''I see you're getting off at the 5th floor - that would be just fine with us.''
Flattered, the preacher began to consider just what he was being offered. And as he was telling the story he recalled that at that moment in time he didn't think of ministry, or of his church, or his family or his wife. All he could think of was the temptation of what he was facing.
But then a Scripture came into his mind: ''Don't be deceived, a man reaps what he sows...''
Coming to his floor, before he stepped out of the elevator, he turned to the girls and said ''I'm sorry; I have a very busy evening ahead of me.''
When he got into his room, he closed and locked the door behind him… and collapsed trembling against the door. He realized how close he had come to destroying his life for one night of immoral sex.
What we're going to talk about today is… (pause) sex.
After I preached this sermon at the first service I got the feeling that many were a little shocked that I even preached on this topic… but God actually says a lot about sexual sin in Scripture.
The old Bible term for this is this kind of behavior is ''fornication''. The KJV translation of 1 Corinthians 6:18 says
''Flee FORNICATION. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth FORNICATION sinneth against his own body.''
Well, what exactly is ''fornication''?
According to Webster's dictionary: Fornication is defined as ''unlawful or illicit sexual intercourse''
Now, the world has all kinds of phr ...
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