by Stan Coffey

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What to Tell Your Children about Sex (7 of 10)
Series: Timeless Values for Today's Family
Stan Coffey
Exodus 20:14

We have been talking about ''Timeless Values For Today's Family'' and today we come to the seventh of the Ten Commandments. We have been talking about these timeless values that we were taught when we were younger and how we want to pass these values on to our children.

As we look at these high school kids today we are reminded of the kind of world that they will grow up in. and the kind of world that confronts them and has confronted them as they have gone through the years of elementary school and middle school and high school and what they will face as they get to college. And today more than ever we live in a day that knocks and makes fun of this seventh commandment, ''You shall not commit adultery.'' It is just old fogy; it is not in vogue to observe what God says about keeping your self-pure for marriage and being faithful to your partner after you are married. In the media, on television, in the newspapers, on the newsstands, everywhere we look we are bombarded by the idea that it is all right to do whatever you like where sexuality is concerned.

I want you to know that God is not an old fogy. God is not saying don't have fun. He is not saying I am going to withhold something good from you. God is saying that His gifts come with boundaries. His gifts come with specification. God created sex not Hugh Hefner and Playboy magazine. So don't think it is strange to hear a sermon on sexuality coming from a pulpit. We have heard the lies that Satan tells through the media and every other way. We need to hear what God says in His Word because God invented sex and God said it was good.

But you know, God invented water. And too much water in the wrong way will drown you. God invented fire and fire can bless or fire can burn. And it is that way with sexuality. When you play football or basketball or baseball, you have to have some rules. If ...

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