Favorite Sermon Add to Playlist
Photo of Nicole Parker

God Invented Sex Part 1: Biblical Theology of Sexuality

Alan Parker Nicole Parker

Sponsor

Conference

Recorded

  • October 16, 2010
    2:00 PM
Logo of Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (US)

Free sharing permitted under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 (US) license.

The ideas in this recording are those of its contributors and may not necessarily reflect the views of AudioVerse.

SPONSORED

Audio Downloads

This transcript may be automatically generated

first five we can deal with what is these kind of the background the biblical background to six God 's plan the Devils plans leaving the deal with you those two elements in the second presentation we particularly are going to deal with how to relates to same-sex attraction and homosexuality in this slide presentation we will deal with the question on sexual addictions and how you can help a friend who perhaps is sexually addicted to deal with how to take the first presentation second presentation and deal with the practical implications how do you live out your sexuality sigil of a life of love instead of a life of last and so that's those are three plans through the seminar that we hope that you will stick with us through this process I undergoing it ends and start and bidding will begin with prayer welcome and being if you have any questions right it is about three seminars we ought to have a Q&A we have three people who beginning the testimonies in the second seminar they can stick around for the third seminar and will have a time for Q&A and we will try and make some Q&A time of the end of each seminar so if you have specific questions just hang on I know you may not want to ask questions publicly so if you want to write something down if you would be spent otherwise if you're brave enough just raise your hand will take a few questions let's begin with Brett by the God rethinking that you invented sex and so help us to know how to relate to the sensitive topic that many of us have run away from we've chosen not to deal with because it's such a challenging area and yet God we believe you do have a plan so be with us now as we as we relate to the best the list and help us to see your involvement in Jesus name amen well with it I do my wife and I both going to do this because my voice has been going on a little search is kindly stepped in to share some of the principles coming guys and Saul you can see op topic is a water lily white in a sewer pond wells psychologist thought a little finding of God may difference access right so there was a little experiment done when the lady was teaching strange and she was saying you know some words infringe on masculine and some of famine and no love makes you law the house and so she was describing that he also lives males some as female and going through it and so a raise their hand and said what what gender is a computer so instead of giving the answer students decided to split them into two and the men worked on that question in the woman worked on the question is male-female is a computer male or female and this is what they came up with the man of course said a computer is female why they said is not that computes that lack computer because no one but the grade understands their internal logic the native language they use to communicate with others computers is incomprehensible to anyone else even the smallest mistakes are stored in long-term memory for later review that as soon as you make a commitment to what you find is not sounds pretty happier salary for accessories for a state that is definitely female of course the woman came back and said that's not true we have decided that woman I get the computer is not a woman but it's masculine male Y in order to do anything with then you have to turn them on to Jim and add a lot of data you still can think for themselves as opposed to solve problems that happened Sunday on the problem not a sentence to a comorbid sometimes than others number four as soon as you commit to one you realize that if you waited a little longer you could have gotten a bit of model on this so is God May God 's sexual and so we want to suggest that God invented six he had a plan by making a sexual he could have made us all once X can be one that a possibility and let's make them all 's you don't not male or female but it's that's what LBW viewed said since that's what negative they just make them a new subspecies of nature like this than on male or female so why did God create six what was his intention wouldn't life be much easier we seem to think without it being sexual but again when you when you single it sometimes would be easy and not to have to worry about this so why God invented sex what was his purpose anyone want to give me some feedback why God invented sex of the seminar this to multiply reproduction because the earth was barren be fruitful and multiply and replenish the project but if that's the case then if that was the only reason what would be your conclusion don't have it and this you want to have kids now we've already had three kids that would mean me in all sexualized so it must be more rights than women some men are willing to become one all right good yes for enjoyment for pleasure I think you will come up with good things God made six folkways everyone agree even create edit so that it would be pleasurable the way he created the organs was specifically designed so that they would create pleasure he created it for intimacy to bring people closer to get up a lot of the sharing of life that's why humans today's Council people talk about making loud whenever referring to sex God made sex for unity now course in today's world we tend to focus on what the flash unit on how pleasurable it is but these also important intimacy love unity but I believe this law is more than this and don't wait for this considerate exciting how do God grade six he made them male and female and he said that both of them Mellon female reflexes what is what you mean God is sexual somehow God cannot be adequately represented by just mail old female she needs balls and what happens that interplay between two different beans with a unique different ways of relating is how God wants to reflect himself he didn't feel like he could inflict himself by just being male or female he felt like he had to reflect himself in that dynamic interchange between the two species and species I shouldn't say that between the two genders that are quite different at times some people say it all men alike clans and woman are like robots as men don't talk a lot and woman attempt to get them to talk about is a sad man all like waffles and woman I like spaghetti why because men have their boxes and they live in that box and that box is the only thing you deal with at that time I will like spaghetti could give a try to following this day it touches every other pizza spaghetti and so when you're having conversations you know the man is in his box and we got a deal with the Salina to solve the problem in this box and the woman is talking about stuff that he doesn't know how it came up like how did Jane come into that conversation while it is that have to do with married how did we end up talking about the grocery bill I do understand that the spaghetti and everything is related and connected so when we deal with this we realize that God is intending to teach us something he is saying who I is bald male and female and sexuality expresses how unity can come from diversity can you say manage understand that sex is also a reflection of God 's intended relationship with us Ephesians chapter five talks about the mystery of Christ and the judge and deals with it with the mystery of male and female husband-and-wife to what God wanted was he wanted us to have a relationship with him like a man and a woman have a relationship with each other in fact the word added to ease you for that you know what you needs needs they had sexual relations that would fund all yet died in the Hebrew is the same word to describe our knowledge of God just as a man gets to know a woman in this deep intimate sense God 's plan was that we would get to know him in the deep intimacy so when you think of a theology of sex you really thinking about how God calls us into the deep powerful relationship with him the devil 's plan he realizes that something that has so much potential for good is also something that he needs to challenge and so we find that he's attacking his plan is to promote sex from love to lusts to Google it said as for my salvation ministry to making that revolve around me to turn something that was very intimate and private and make it public this is something that God had grand plans that wasn't lily white and sure enough would bring people together and instead devoted so that it happens with any strange on the following the devil has a plan and it's everywhere I mean you don't realize the subliminal messages that are going out in a using this life pretty flowers right but there's something going on right here to see it is the acts and in our world today what's happening is that in what's happening is that we think some things are just pretty and the devil has a plan to introduce sex and to just slide it in with his agenda that so we got to be talking about its everywhere skittles went to be Hamas and skittles but nausea explosion battery explosion but the skin on and on then others went to Ohio to see this is Pepsi but there's a design that is the X subliminal messaging is going on all around us because the devil has a plan and we are now being saturated with sexuality according to the Devils agenda and it's time that the church fights back it's time we begin to say we don't talk about sex so that is not old in the devil 's courtyard so my wife and I come up and share with you the two pots of God 's plan and the Devils plan we just don't have to change change out or university I think it were diverse we appreciate responses to hello everybody around behind him if you are one and I'm fine I love you are right and then sharing with you it fell importance and value of your head and often very hard for so many reasons you know what what I live in the culture of womanhood is very different from what he was living in a culture of manhood you know sometimes I have all come home from class and Fred man I wish somebody would do something about the way these girls dressed when they come to class and you know I'm so grateful that I'm married to a godly man I don't wonder where his eyes wander but I know you him day and time that he is the head of the journalism is a you know someday if you continue dressing the way that your dressing something to happen to you with the men that you associate with because they didn't take it for a certain kind of woman and entry to a certain kind of way and you provide a want to be the guy who didn't warn you about that I praise God that I'm married to men I can trust because I have many friends who are who know that their husbands eyes wander if not more the only train yourself to live like that not right now not ever and I were dealing with this topic because it's time for us to deal with it we had we can't just keep on pretending like it's not there when the world is so blatant about it you know I've just been dealing with a lot of of people you know for the last week or so I've been dealing with a girl who is probably pregnant last night I spent hours pleading with her not to abort this baby you don't want to live a life like that how do you end up there you know if she is so many others have said I was a good girl how did I end up here its step-by-step what we think about finally upon I myself would like this that I was a good girl but you know when I gave my life to Christ I was sixteen about the time I turned seventeen as I was going to the self-supporting conservative super Christian school where everybody around me thanks Scripture songs than dressed in modest clothes and all that and I felt like a very black angel but only a very white group of angels and I did not want anybody to know just how darkened in here I was you know just the way that I thought guys treating the girls in this kind of culture I realize this is so foreign to me I remember when one of the guys open the door for me and you know it is still locked in the building and I said no walking through that door and you don't want to walk through this door and I said on the step halfway through that door you went on me and he said no I'm not engaged and I said yes you are you guys are many that I am standing here and I'm holding the store until you go through it and finally I made a week through the door and he of course was not intend to find it on the outside while the different you know but not only that the guy didn't make sexual remarks they didn't try to feel me in ways they should ask you know it was just such a different world and I discovered that the way that I had gotten attention from men before the close that I wore been trying to get in bed with me but I wore tight shirt I wore short shorts are working with that I knew would make them pay attention to me I didn't realize what I was addicted to it until all of a sudden those things were gone all of a sudden I wasn't allowed to dress that way and I realized I wasn't addicted to the club but I was addicted to be attention because it made me feel loved it made me feel worthwhile made me feel attractive intently I was forced to turn to God to find that sense of worth and love ability instead of to die I frame thought that wonderful experience but it was a long time therefore I should really have a pure way of relating to guys how do we view sexuality and impure ways many times it's completely unconscious if in fact led by the media anything you watch on TV at the sexual innuendos or the way that they dress the way that they look at each other it is impure how do we see sex as something pure we live in they were ponds can still make water lilies grow out of the pond candy I miss my share a little bit more than seventy percent of men from eighteen to thirty four been in a pornographic site in a typical month more than seventy percent of their amendment you know I would be a foolish hide anything from the men in this room are addicted to pornography they want out it's not a beautiful paradise it seemed so pleasurable at the beginning but it becomes a prison will show you how to get free from that nine out of ten children between the ages of eight and sixteen have viewed pornography on the Internet average age of first viewing pornography for boys and eight for growth and eleven forty seven percent of families that pornography is a problem in their home and even worse than that there are twenty seven million sex slaves worldwide two million of them children every thirty seconds someone is victimized the slave trade makes more than three two billion dollars a year that's not an print more than Walmart Coke and McDonald's combined and at least one in four girls are sexually abused in America by the time they reach the age of eighteen in reality it's probably much higher than that maybe one and two because many of them don't report it or they forget about its but the things that happened this is this is real that is so ugly you know from my experience having been a girl who was sexually abused I would like raped by my grandfather when I was very young year writing MSX was sex was not a beautiful thing to me it was a shameful ugly detestable thing again I was in fact with it I would think about it I would read these filthy novels is not dirty in an illegal immigrant healthy I really did deliver like that integrated picture of her that I knew my husband would kill because he is not there any in the wonderful beautiful gift from God and we need to recognize it for what it is precious wonderful thing I thank God for sex now they were years that I thought why in the world did not invent something that can be so perverted and you think to be on such a burden in the world but it's supposed to be a blessing you know you can use affects the wrong way but God 's way is so much better now you can even use an iPad at the flyswatter can shoot I make a good flyswatter but it's not to be long before the other stuff that the iPad was meant to do will be disabled it won't work anymore right you can use sex as a tool to fulfill your own selfish desires you can make it all about you all about pleasure all about last but it won't be long before you'll disable the great things that God wanted to do I just like iPad is so superior to a flyswatter God plan for sex so beautiful that when you understand easy why he gave us a gift that could be so carefully misused because I have so much beautiful potential you know God has created a to enjoy sex in a skewer environment I hope the success of this supposed to be something pure and rich and beautiful and just imagine for you know when Donna was making the world what was his plan first that I think you can really picture just how beautiful it was that I spent my yes it certainly meant for procreation you got has created that could teach us about what it means to be an image yet is for procreation at the very important beautiful part of it but a few people have sex outside of marriage and they find out there they've created a baby they accomplish God 's purpose and sex not exactly daunting is even our mistakes to make beautiful thing about God 's plan for sex is to be something that teaches us about his love and you don't think for a second what were all grown up in here right maybe really graphic in that long has intended to people understand what a relationship with him means as he represents Christ and we represent the church a woman have to surrender herself to a man when she is a virgin it may even be painful and scary am I going to give myself to somebody and yet it may be a little bit painful but if this wonderful experience only when you have a beautiful relationship with that person and God wants us to experience that was fat and help us to understand when we surrender to Christ it may be scary I remember when I gave my life to Christ it was scary I felt like I was stepping off of the cliff into the blackness and as the boys down there saying don't worry I'll catch you went right I don't know you and the only reason I think that decision to surrender my life to Christ but because everything behind me with worthless and I have decided I'm been a kill myself to try the God thing in a forgot and then work out I cannot get myself later we just try the God thing that I threaded my life to Christ I never had to wonder I never had to turn back it was a wonderful experience and knowing Christ in getting to know him more and more all the time and so beautiful but just like that it can be scary to surrender ourselves to God to let him continually go deeper and deeper in our live changing us into his image making us one with him gone plan for marriage and God 's plan for sex is so beautiful well what would America be like without sex ever thought about two people walk down the aisle get all dressed up bring all their friends their and they solemnly covenant before all the world that when they will be roommates in the death do them part they will live in the same house no matter what they will share the same bank account they will go places together and one of them have a kid together on the same Canon L Raymond together have to agree on everything that you may you understand that in this miraculous mystical experience that we totally can't really explain how can something that would've benefited both shameful acts and hour before the ceremony of marriage become this beautiful holy pure experience after that there are many we can understand that how can you become holy just because two people make a verbal pledge to one another and say I promise my life to you this thing that something that would be shameful becomes a gift from God holy and pure and immeasurably beautiful that's what God wants us to understand when you see sex in the context of what God is really meant it to be then you see how bad the world has our view of it now I can use an elegant allegory sometimes at a secret room that connects your house with the house of your best friend for life if this little underground room only the two of you will ever enter that room no one else ever convincing decorated just the way the two of you want if you're safe haven that the two of you go to get away from the world nobody else ever notice with that room and you millionaire you spend your special time in their being close to each other and that's how wonderful and Gillette have something like that but the world takes that secret room and makes it your front porch and then when you don't cooperate with the world the gender you don't make your secret room into your front porch than all the other houses on your street the secretly become their front porches all decorated hung with beautiful things they are their favorite colors and everything every porch back and look at my house think how beautiful that when it looked like a secret room I have just think that they don't even have a secret anymore there secretly bonded sacrifice that they've given it to the whole world it's not secret it become public you want to do that you want to do that with sex you want to do that with the B actual acting you want to do that with sex in your mind like to get as far as you can turn the impurity of the world under me how to dress an attempt I mean when you see how beautiful gods plan for sex is you see the world plan for sex for what it is that the filing process of taking people who were supposed to be doing something loving and beautiful and training of something selfish you can never make love outside of marriage you can have sex outside of marriage but it's two people using the other person because down inside they both know I'm not doing the best for this person I'm getting what I want confusing this person to pleasure me I'm doing wrong both of them now it both something selfish to use the other person in order to get pleasure inside of marriage unfortunately it's often the same unfortunately many people get married with the same mindset that is all about me because they pinpoint and they've been trained by the world to say will that's what it's supposed to be about infinite God is so much higher so much more beautiful than that I want to people to be engaged in ministry to the other person they wanted to bring the other person pleasure it's about love it's about two people who want to be close to each other in a honeymoon to people who are sexually inexperienced they really know what they're doing is not this tremendous experience like what you see in Hollywood with each other 's clothes off and can't stop themselves that's so disgusting and the world will tell you home then you just don't know what you're missing out if you haven't tried that now you try it like wow that wasn't all it's cracked up to be one that you ever notice how all these magazines in the store they may have all the steel repositions you got to try with your boyfriend 's not don't drive him wild you know we think why I think the hype it up and make it sound that exciting because people back floods are not exciting to have a lot and it's really exciting and passionate but then things cool down things get no problematic because this conflict because they're not really loving each other because both of them know down the back of their minds that the other person is using them that this is a fundamentally selfish relationship and the sex lives of its beauty and I start trying to recapture the glory trying to get what they had and ultimately not like that row Eric Festa trying to find some way to get more pleasure out of it and all the time they're missing God 's way that would've made you how do we change from that way of seeing sex this inch your way that's just imported to bring you how let's the Bible says there's a simple way of changing I love how the Bible is simple than Corinthians three eighteen but we all went unveiled face reflecting mirror the glory of the Lord are transformed into the same image from glory to glory even as from the Lord of spirits as you behold Christ and he behold his plan everything else will start melting away the impurities will go away when you feed yourself on junk food that's what you become hungry for it when you feed yourself on health food your tastes are changing at the time I wouldn't pretend that Hall happens instantly I want pretend that junk that will give you a good feeling I wrote when I had first started eating healthily I went to school where everything was healthy so healthy that it was completely new to me over three months I had only healthy food and at the end of three months I went back to my parents house in my mind that the shopping is that go get whatever you want I know you haven't had real food in a long time and believe me I get I loaded up in Aiea -based favorite foods and the next morning when I woke up why I felt so grown out and was to be an eye opener the next time that I came back home I ate differently because I have discovered what health felt like a been an unconscious change slowly I change into the person who felt much cleaner much happier my light complexion it cleared up I started feeling much better my mind was clear I didn't realize that if I went back and ate all the garbage and contrasted the two feeling as we changed by the holding it doesn't mean that we won't be attracted by the world temptation I want I want to say to you if you're just wholly in Knoxville never be tempted to laugh I don't think that's the way the Bible paint things but into phase very plainly that as we give ourselves to God he skewers us lowly of that temptation twice then doesn't it appear that him or we behold holy mass and see what God wanted like the more you see what effective next to be the wildlife cleanly of all the dirt and filth that I had in my mind before making into a holy person and when you go back and you see something that not even offended you a few weeks before and you see something maybe on TV or whatever you like to think that don't they realize how cheapening it is to refer to themselves that way are whenever and as you see what I mean by beholding you will become changed in the process when you eat junk food for your brain don't think it doesn't e-file you I used to read novel I would stay up until two or three in the morning sometimes when I had to go to school the next morning one more chapter just one more chapter Franco back and read the same dirty scene over and over and over ninety of them are done now sure but call me dirty minded I was at when I got rid of all the books I have letters for those things because I hadn't yet come to Christ but over time I started realizing once you have that with my husband I wanted from this purely passion driven relationship and you know how it is often in movies and novels in all that they fight each other they're so angry and they had this terrible relationship lots of conflict than they fling themselves into each other 's arms in the past is just uncontrollable in real life you call that hell is not fully do that any and it may work when you're dating you can stay together through thick and thin because the passion but in real life it will make you fall apart that's not God 's plan we are changed by the holding by the holding magazine by beholding movies by beholding novel by beholding music don't think that the stuff you listen to doesn't affect you not even just the word the words can be pretty bad but some music knowledge him and I just feel in myself you know it's like I close my eyes I can see the flashing like the disco you know any some music makes you want to move in a sexual way and are so many people who had done things that they would never have done made mistakes they can never change because they were listening to the wrong music daydreaming this is something that is almost not even mentioned anymore in our society what's wrong with a draining at least you weren't doing anything to anybody right but what we think about becomes who we are right my husband can be dealing with this in our third seminar when he talked about an enemy of the defendant 's part so with the if you have a problem with daydreaming don't think that you can overcome it on your own just by knocking to do it anymore you've got to find a way to let Christ be the one who satisfies your longings and then those temptations while in a silicon will not be overwhelmed conversations going on impurity and I look back and it's amazing to me the stuff that I talked about with my friends I've never had a conversation in high school when the girls who had sex and you know the other girl and I to had who you know which one of us can ask first what you do with it like this girl who is thrown away her virginity and we're glorifying it like it is a wonderful thing she can never get back which is given away carelessly that how tragic it were all thrilled to get the gory details of what you do so when we get ourselves into trouble W can see very well here this guy is totally Second Life easy and easy outs it's going to be a process when you decide you're going to give your whole mind and heart to Christ don't expect it to be an easy battle because the devil if they do everything within his power to keep you from finding out what purity is really like realizing like putting dye into the glass of water when you put them he entered she had backed out the vinegar could end not going to get rid of it your mind is like that glass of pure water and God wants you to have a pure vision of what that is intended to be but the world is poisoned with you it's planned that goal and you can't just magically erase that God himself doesn't just magically erase it but what if you do and we behold him he poor and then the pure water of his word he poor than the influence of his spirit and waters down those influences in her mind until the things that were natural for speaking before become foreign to us to do it I mean God wants to make sex into something that when it comes into your mind you think purity you think what that could be wonderful with my future spouse Sunday if that's how God leads but if not she'll have something else in mind for me still have this wonderful relationship with him in which he is my great lover he is the one who satisfied my soul our world how must that you have to have sex just this week I had somebody telling me he was a upset about the finale to be doing next presentation about homosexuality and he he is a practicing homosexual so he said you know is if somebody is no longer homosexual and they used to be it's only because they are either becoming hetero erotic and that supposedly such a wonderful thing or they become asexual if they are engaging in header ironic activities and use a variety they found victory but they're still homosexual or they just become asexual assets in the amount not have believe it or not given people the ability to be neither had ever erotic nor asexual bodies made a sexual being so we don't have to be engaged in hetero ironic activities on the time Ralph we had this terrible life back in the time when Jesus was and how many people were actually allowed to have sex all the children running around were not married yet that can affect you at all the teenagers who are not married yet you can't have sex anybody who is widowed or whose spouse is away for a long period of time or you don't even the people who are married two weeks out of the month they were not allowed to have sex some of the people around were not engaging in sex actively you know on a regular basis that week on our world held view if you are not able to have sexier cheated how unfair is how they they make excuses for the homosexual agenda leaving the cheating people out of our being able to have sex in their whole lot while no that's not what I'm saying enough thought that either but what if a person doesn't affect their whole life what if I hadn't gotten married my life would then be empty and desolate and how terrible and I should at least be able to go out and find some different effects with Wright because he wanted to be deprived mindful life right now I is just one aspect if not like food you may have a hunger for it but it's not like food you have to have in order to live our world tell you you've got to get what you need and if you need that they go get it from wherever you want to get it from if your spouse is away find someone else you see how sinister that the world way of looking at it is it okay at first while ineffective guidance something God has created that was wrongly thinking about it but gone wants us to come somewhat higher to see it's not the thing we aimed for it's something beautiful that God may give to us as a gift now if you have been involved in sexual impurity there are two kinds of cleansing that God offers you know everyone of us I think it probably involved been involved in sexual impurity in some way some people the stars don't seem to be as bad other people they battle all the hi Shane every time I feel bad about something I feel God can never forgive me God can never use someone like me on so dirty and that's shameful whatever it is that you have felt realizing blonde gives cleansing justification is forgiven God planted your past sanctification is transformation God cleansing your future so for wherever you are right now you can know God 's cleansing you can experience complete purity no matter what you've done no matter how many mistakes you've made you ask for justification is a God please cleanse me from a statement made in the past bang he got he watches the widest help when we're really sorry we confess our sense he is faithful and just to cleanse us from how much in righteousness all except sexual impurity right now when it's just too bad they did Jesus have a hard time cleansing whether the people event sexually impure the prostitutes or was it the proud Pharisees who felt that they were in need of nothing they never committed huge sins like sexual sand their only sin was pride that pride feels no need closes the heart the voice of God pride in a much worse than the title it makes us not feel our need of Christ whereas a sexual sin may make you feel dirty and feel shameful that God wants to climb the sanctification transforms your future so at any moment you may have both of your past that appear future because God will watch both of them white as snow and then moment by moment to give you the power to live a new life in the new NEDs of any temptation will never hit you now and if you fall the Bible says he will rise when I sit in darkness the Lord will be a light unto me write he helps us you never really destroyed permanently in place not getting back up out of the mud that you fall again to get back up out of the mud how God works he keeps on flowing through it there is a profound difference between guilt and shame and I think this is something that we really have to deal with in a seminar about sexuality Dell is a message from God it says you have let something come between you and me let go of it we can be close again the simple is that guilt is a beautiful thing it feels terrible but it's a beautiful thing it draws you back to the heart of a God who loves you so much she can't barely separated from the it's a message of hope it says there's still hope for you so don't drive you to your knees and pray you repent you confess you give yourself to Christ again we again from your needs shame while assaults you shame us a message from Satan it then you are bad not you are done something bad but you are back God himself couldn't love you or forgive you the blood of Jesus isn't enough to cover you I'm certainly experiencing in my life either how many of you have but I praise God that's not where he leaves us he doesn't want us to listen to shame recognize it for what it is that the message of despair for the devil who wants to stop you from coming to Christ guilt and shame feel very similar but their opposite one is from God one is from Satan when you feel that feels like guilt or shame and you're not sure which one it is asked whether this driving into the driving needed God isn't making a connection and say Lord please cleanse me washing whiter than snow the guilt and then you give yourself to Christ you surrender he washes your whiter than snow he shows you what you need to confess he makes you appear again and then the general concept is that it's not over it's still there do you get when you get how bad you are what you design shame message from the double bonus until it with you can devour Christ is rescued you do not she has but I think one of Jesus is not decline somebody like me right there within the narrow Fritz and I think this is something my husband I really deal with especially in the final seminar but I just let such a high rate I think that drive our to frequent free fans are things like masturbation often homosexual tendencies that these are things that and even daydreaming or compulsive relationship needing somebody can make us feel loved or worthwhile difference in when somebody cut down the tree in our backyard they didn't come in a professional and pick off all believe that the tree right now they lay the act at the root of the tree of the Bible says right when you see yourself falling into the van you can combat with their Lord and so far I have done this but don't see that as the solution to everything let them get to the root then what is it that you're going to for your sense of identity and worth like me I was going to feeling good about myself because I was attractive because guys would like me if I dress a certain way I had to deal with the root sin which was that I wasn't fighting my sense of identity and worker mobility in Christ once I found that in him that need for male attention melted away and it only came back when I stopped spending time with God surrender temptation is overwhelming you and you have the same thing coming back hitting you over the head over and over again search the person will work show me your word discern the thoughts and motives of the heart what about the motives of my heart that are driving me to sexual center to sexual thought that impurity he will set you free that's what redemption is all about it's the process of re-creating and I the image of a time of love God wants to set us free Jeremiah two thirteen and a close of this says for my people have committed two evils first they need to have living waters and he and his sister broken system that can hold no water Howard talked about one of the broken cisterns that many people and onto homosexuality and we have three friends were to be sharing an estimate of how the Lord has set them free from that then if you know somebody or you think someday you may want to be able to minister to someone who is battling I encourage you this day to listen to that seminar because there are so many people out there who need someone who is a safe person to talk to someone who will not condemn them to a lot make jokes about them and who will love them and accept them and bring the jeep as we look at our own hearts we realize every one of us goes to one kind of thing or another and it doesn't really matter what your sin problem is whether sexual or something else it comes from one of these two routes we first think the fountain of living waters that is we stop letting Christ that by the thirst of our soul and then inevitably that a broken cistern something else that we think will set fire as you break that cycle on both sides you will find victory and freedom you can't just say I will never think sexual thoughts again I'm getting get rid of my computer to stop looking at pornography on it never think these things enough that's great that's important but that's only half that the group consisting getting rid of your broken cisterns is great but go back to the fountain of living water as he satisfies your thirst he'll help you not have a craving this unconquerable temptation toward thin because gone it's all about setting up three but our heads for closing prayer father in heaven we thank you that you are the God who sets people free you give beauty for ashes I don't know what ashes are in this room the broken dreams and disappointed hopes of people who are here but I pray Lord that you will give us both your justification cleansing our past and same location printing our future help while you are thank you for reminding her a media was brought audio nurse a website dedicated to spreading God 's word through reading sermon audio and much more to know more about our universe is like the more so than please visit www. on universal .org

Share

Embed Code

Short URL

http://audiover.se/1Cuci8H