Sexual Purity

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Sexual Purity
Text: 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
Occasion: General
Audience: Youth
Theological Tradition: General
Topic: Sexual Purity
Author: WABuisman


Direction

Learn What God's standards are for our sexuality

How to Get There

  • Have the group write down on anonymous cards what how they think God views Sex, or if you have an especially Open group, then you can just discussion this question as a group.
    • Go over the responses and see if you can establish a general idea of how the group feels on the question

Proverbs 5:18-19

  • Discuss their response to this passage. Is it surprising to see God encouraging sexuality? Why? How does this compare to your previous notions on how God views sexuality?
  • God's Views on Sex:
    • We first must come to terms with the fact that God created sex and our desire for it
      • God is encouraging physical attraction "May her breasts satisfy you always,"
    • Secondly we need to understand that God encourages sex within the boundary of marriage
      • He says "Rejoice in the WIFE of your youth"
    • And thirdly there NEEDS to be Love in the relationship "...may you ever be captivated by her Love."

1 Corinthians 6:18-20

  • Sexual Purity is one of the most important areas to establish in our lives. Paul emphasizes the detriment that sexual impurity has on our entire being.
    • "All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body."
  • Guys we tend to say, "who cares if I sin against my body, it's mine and I can do with it what I want."
    • But we and our body belong to God, and he wishes it to be a place for him to Live
    • He can't live in place that is being used for sin
      • However he will come in and help clean up a house that has been trashed, if you want him too
  • It's important to understand that God isn't against sexuality, remember he created it
    • The key phrase is "Flee from sexual IMMORALITY"
  • Girls you tend to question your value and whether you are worth living up to this standard
    • When it says, "You are not your own; you were bought at a price" it's talking about the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross for your salvation both spiritual and physical
    • You may question your value, but God was willing to have his only Son brutally murdered to save You and he wants the best for you

Things to Watch For

Context, Context, Context. Whatever I have put in this message idea needs to be thought over and critically engaged with by you to ensure that it is God's message for your group. I believe that the principles here are absolutely true, but it is crucial to take into account the context YOU are teaching in. This is a tricky and sensitive topic, but one that is crucial to the growth and health of teens.

Where are the teens at in their maturity, not just how old are they? How exposed to sexuality are they? How can you properly inform and work with the Parents so they are allies, not enemies in this process? How can you use (or not use) certain other adults and volunteers to increase the success of this curriculum?

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This Message is part 1 of Teen Purity Series message series.