In today’s climate of turmoil and uncertainty, threatening and incapacitating feelings run rampant. Yet the God who created your emotions has also given you everything you need to navigate them. The Bible paints relatable and resonant portraits of women and men struggling with grief, anger, guilt, and despair—and provides divine wisdom for transforming your emotional trials into spiritual triumphs.
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Scriptures: Exodus 20:14, Proverbs 6:32, 30:20, 27:8, Job 24:15, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, 6:18, 9:11, 10:12, Genesis 39:9, Matthew 19:5-6, 5:27-28, Malachi 2:15, Hebrews 13:4, 1 John 1:9, John 8:11
There is no question that if you were to put the Ten Commandments to a vote in terms of popularity, this commandment would be voted the least popular among them by our culture. Whether it is an adulterer or fornicator or a homosexual, the idea that sex should be limited only to a man and a woman who are married to each other seems not only to be woefully out of date, but absolutely intolerant.
A revolution, as you know, was when someone revolts against an authority that is over them. The sexual revolution was a revolt, both against God and the seventh commandment. In this message, Dr. Merritt talks honestly and plainly about why God's limits to sex are right and just, and what our response to His Word on this most personal of issues should be.
"Adultery always begins in the mind before it winds up in the bedroom. You need to understand the importance of guarding your mind, which in turn will guard your heart, which in turn will guard your body, which in turn will protect your purity, your marriage, your home, your children, and your conscience from the horrible consequences of sexual sin." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: law, God, commandments, guidelines, seventh, seven, sex, adultery, Moses, Mt. Sinai
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.