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November 3, 2019
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A Life that Pleases God Part 1

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  • The title of the message is "A Life that Pleases God".
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  • And you can find our text in 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4, so
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  • begin finding 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4. To please God is the
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  • purpose of every Christian. Jesus Himself said, [John 8:29]
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  • "I always please the Father." And that should be the pursuit
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  • and the prayer of all of us who follow Jesus. That we would be
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  • like Him more and more, and that we would live to please Him. The
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  • Apostle Paul said... 2 Corinthians 5... [2 Corinthians
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  • 5:9] "We always... we always make it our aim (to do what?) to
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  • please God." The great, late Adrian Rodgers used to say, "If
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  • you please God, it doesn't matter who you displease. But if
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  • don't please God, it doesn't matter who you please." It is
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  • our purpose and God's plan for each one of us that we would
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  • pursue Him, that this would be our holy ambition, that we would
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  • please Him. Unfortunately in the church today at large, the
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  • church... there is a disconnect between what we say we believe
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  • and how we live! In fact, surveys and statistics tell us
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  • that unfortunately there's very little difference between the
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  • lives of those who profess Christianity and those who do
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  • not. Very little difference or distinctiveness between those
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  • who go to church and those who do not. Now God has called us to
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  • be unique and distinct. That's what the word holy means. The
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  • word means that we are to be different as God is utterly and
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  • holy unique and distinct and separated from sin. And the God
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  • who is holy has called us to this holiness! Yet, the church
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  • including many of its leaders... pastors and others... have
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  • accommodated to the culture and we are in a slide downward. We
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  • are slouching towards Gomorrah! And this moral epidemic... this
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  • immoral epidemic is spreading. And countless men and women who
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  • name the name of Christ have fallen into sexual sin and
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  • immorality! And the problem is not too many people seem to
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  • care. Laissez-faire... it's just the way it is. And so we're
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  • often silent on the subject. We don't talk about it. It's a
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  • taboo in the church to talk about these issues. After all,
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  • we don't want offend anybody. We don't want to name sin and call
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  • sin for what it is, lest people turn away. Yet God has called
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  • us, not to acceptance but to abstinence from sexual sin and
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  • whether we are in the culture or in the church, it needs to
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  • matter how we live our lives! We sadly have not been dealing with
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  • the problem. We have not called one another into accountability;
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  • not calling each other out, but calling each other up into
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  • purity and holiness and godliness. God knows what is
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  • good for us, what is best for us! And if it will make you
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  • happy, if it will make you holy, if you will make you wholesome,
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  • God wants you to have it. And remember, any time God says "you
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  • shall not..." He is saying you shall help yourself to genuine
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  • happiness by keeping His commandments. And, yes, there is
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  • a moral law that governs the universe! God has not set aside
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  • His own moral attributes, nor has He set aside His word and
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  • His will for us to live godly lives! And that's the subject of
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  • 1 Thessalonians 4. So verse 13 of the end of chapter 3 says,
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  • "That He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness
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  • before God our Father... And then He expands, beginning at
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  • verse 1 of chapter 4... 1) Finally, then, brothers, we ask
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  • and urge you... This is a very strong word. It means, I beg
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  • you. Paul had a pastor's heart. And when he was writing this, he
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  • was writing from Corinth, a very corrupt culture, a very sinful
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  • culture; sex saturated even more than our own culture today,
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  • though we're headed there. He was writing from Corinth where
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  • Christians... new believers were facing the old sins and the old
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  • temptations every day, to Thessalonica, more of the same!
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  • The Greco-Roman world, the world of the Romans and the Greeks was
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  • a very sex saturated culture. Even the worship of their idols
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  • and deities was accompanied by sexual sin and behavior,
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  • prostitutes in the temple and on and on. It's vile; it is wicked!
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  • And so Paul is writing in this culture. Just in case you're
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  • thinking, "Well, that's the Bible. Of course it talks about
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  • holiness." Paul is talking to a very unholy and corrupt society,
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  • or in the midst of that. That's the background. And now you have
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  • these Christians at Corinth and these Christians at Thessalonica
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  • who are... who are trying to learn how to live this brand new
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  • life. Many of them have come out of deep sin and shame in their
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  • life, and brokenness and pain in their lives, and now called to a
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  • higher standard, to elevate in that, and that's what's
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  • happening. Verse 1 again says: 1 ... how you out to walk and to
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  • please God (and here's a commendation, I love this) just
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  • as you're doing... just as you're doing. So let me start
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  • with a commendation to those of you who are in Christ, and
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  • you're living for the Lord and you're pleasing God; you're
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  • doing this, but it's not easy. It's a struggle; it's a
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  • challenge every day to live to please God, to live a holy life.
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  • And he says, "I commend you just as you are doing." But then he
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  • says: 1 that you do so more and more. There's some growing to
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  • do! There's more for you! The Christian life is more than a
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  • beginning. It is a wonderful life and lifestyle in which we
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  • live these repentant, redeemed lives that are different; they
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  • are holy unto the Lord. This is a sanctuary unto the Lord.
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  • "Lord, make me a sanctuary." And verse 2 says: 2 For you know
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  • what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • There it is. This is Jesus talking. This is God speaking.
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  • These are the instructions I am giving you through our Lord
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  • Jesus Christ. Verse 3: 3 For this is the will of God,... You
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  • want to know and do God's will for your life? You're a young
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  • person today... a teenager, or a young adult. You want to find
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  • and fulfill God's plan... God's purpose for your life? You want
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  • to do the will of God? Start right here, start right here.
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  • First Thessalonians 4:3: 3 For this is the will of God, (what?)
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  • your sanctification. The word sanctification is a word which
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  • means to be holy, to be pure. Sanctification: it means
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  • separation from sin unto God. When you got married, maybe you
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  • were dating around and you know, you had all these... all these
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  • dateables in your phone. You'd call them up and go on a date.
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  • Maybe one, maybe two at a time, five at a time. I don't know.
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  • But you dated around. But then the one walked into your life,
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  • that one, the one of God's own choice for you, and you said at
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  • an altar, "I choose you above all others, beyond all others,
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  • and I separate myself to you. I commit to you. To leave all the
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  • others and to cleave to you." That's sanctification. A man is
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  • sanctified to his wife; a woman is sanctified to her husband. We
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  • are separated from all others, and we cleave and cling to one
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  • another. We're separated to each other. Now, we are separated
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  • from our sin and separated to God in this love relationship
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  • that we have with Him.
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  • Everyday people all over the
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  • world the world make choices without a second thought. But
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  • the choices we make ultimately make us and that's why I've
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  • written the book, CHOICES. In CHOICES we can learn about the
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  • powerful, timeless wisdom of the word of God, especially seen in
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  • the book of Proverbs and how God's word and God Himself will
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  • help you choose His way and His will in every aspect of your
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  • life. This book will give you both personal and practical
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  • wisdom which is seeing things from God's perspective to guide
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  • you through the critical decisions you face every single
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  • day. So call now the number on the screen or visit us online at
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  • JackGraham.org to donate to this ministry and when you do, please
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  • be sure to request your copy of CHOICES. This powerful resource
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  • shows you how to make decisions God's way and enjoy the life God
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  • has created for you to live.
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  • Now I need to make it absolutely
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  • clear that if you are living in habitual sin and certainly
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  • habitual sexual sin, you're not going to heaven. You're on your
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  • way to hell. You say, "Where do you get that?" Well, look in 1
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  • Corinthians chapter 6... 1 Corinthians chapter 6, and
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  • verses 9 and 10. These verses clearly tell us that people who
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  • are practicing sexual sin... People want to say, "Well, all
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  • sin is the same." And yes, in the eyes of a holy God all sin
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  • is the same. But there is a shamefulness to sexual sin that
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  • is separated from sin. And Paul talks about all of that in 1
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  • Corinthians 6. But just this... He says... verse 9: "Do you not
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  • know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?
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  • (The unrighteous meaning those who are not in Christ. And who
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  • are they?) Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral,
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  • nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice
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  • homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor
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  • revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God."
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  • Bam! Let the hammer down! Paul's being straight up and honest.
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  • And I'm trying to be as honest with you as I can be, and that
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  • is that if you are living in this kind of sin... if you are
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  • practicing sexual sin and reviling and drunkenness...
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  • you're a party animal, you're not saved! You need to be saved.
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  • You need to come to Christ and repent of your sins, and to be
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  • cleansed. You don't have to live in your sin. You don't have to
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  • live in your shame. You don't have to live a life of regret.
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  • You can be made brand new by the power of Jesus Christ. But with
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  • that said, if you are in Christ, then you're life is to be
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  • different. It will be different. [2 Corinthians 5:17] "If anyone
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  • be in Christ He's a new creation. Old things are passed
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  • away; everything becomes brand new." Again, you haven't arrived
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  • there yet, you're not perfect, but you're on the way. It's not
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  • perfection right now that God is after; it is progress! Progress!
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  • "That you would abound more and more." Sex is God's idea. God is
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  • not holding sex out from you; He is holding on to it for you. He
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  • is not keeping sex from you; He is saving sex for you! It's His
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  • idea. That's why the Scripture says in Hebrews chapter 13 and
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  • verse 4 that: "Marriage should be honored by all and the
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  • marriage bed be kept pure, but God will judge the adultery and
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  • the sexually immoral." So the marriage bed... the physical
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  • intimacy between a man and woman in marriage is to be protected.
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  • There are to be boundaries, both before we get married and
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  • certainly while we are married. And when the scripture here
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  • talks about sanctification from anything that is immoral,...
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  • Look at it again in chapter 4, verse 3, it says: 3 This is the
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  • will of God for you, your sanctification (what?): that you
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  • abstain... that you abstain from sexual immorality; That's a very
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  • strong word there... abstain. Some translations give it as
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  • "avoid". That's a bad translation. The language of the
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  • New Testament is much stronger than avoid. It's not like, you
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  • know, I'm walking down the hall and you know, I try to avoid
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  • you. It's much stronger than avoid. John Philips translation
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  • gives it "cut it out" like a cancer. Abstain from it! We're
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  • talking about total abstinence from any sexual behavior that is
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  • outside of the blessing and the beauty and, yes, the boundaries
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  • of marriage! I didn't say it; God said it! God knows what is
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  • best for each one of us! God has chosen a path for us that is
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  • pure! And real satisfaction and security is found in God's way,
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  • not my way. We're not smarter than God! Now there is a pure
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  • desire and an impure desire. The problem is not sex. God created
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  • sex. The problem is lust; the problem is sexual behavior
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  • outside of God's parameters that He has chosen for us. Whether it
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  • be adultery, or immorality before marriage... in mind, in
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  • thought, in deed. Lust is uncontrolled passions. That's
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  • what lust is. You say, "What is lust?" Well, most people have an
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  • idea as to what lust is. I don't have to explain it to you. What
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  • he's talking about is uncontrolled passions. That's
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  • why he says in this passage-we'll get to it in the
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  • message next week-learn how to control your body! You say,
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  • "Well, man, that's... I'm young and I'm a teenager and I'm just
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  • figuring out all this stuff, and my hormones are raging, and can
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  • I catch a break on this? I'm going to have to wait?" Yes!
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  • Yes! Yes!! Live your life to please God! Not to indulge
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  • yourself! If you are a believer, this is your passion! This is
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  • the passion that overwhelms every other kind of passion.
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  • Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 5:23 just a
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  • verse or two over... "That you would be sanctified, body, soul
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  • and spirit." You have a body- physical life, you have a soul
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  • which is psuche... psychological life, emotional, intelligence
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  • and so on. Then you have a spiritual life... how you relate
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  • to God. And you don't compartmentalize your life by
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  • saying, "Well, in the spirit I'm holy, but in the flesh not so
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  • much." That you would be sanctified... made more and more
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  • like Jesus physically, mentally, psychologically and spiritually,
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  • that you would please God. That's what he's talking about
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  • here. I'm telling you that there are no exceptions. There are no
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  • excuses. This is for all who name the name of Christ! The
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  • word immorality here is taken from a Greek word pornea...
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  • pornea. But you can hear the word porn in that word, and
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  • literally the word pornographic is akin to this word, but not
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  • just pornography on paper, on video, but pornography in your
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  • life! Where this obsession begins to control you. You
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  • become an addict. You become habitually disconnected from
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  • God. Again, God made sex for His purposes and for your pleasure.
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  • I tell young couples when I'm talking to them before marriage
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  • on the issue of intimacy that God made sex for the purpose of
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  • pro... procreation. You understand that right? You're
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  • here. Procreation. Recreation... yes, God gives pleasure and
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  • offers this as a pleasurable experience in life between
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  • couples that are committed to one another. But also
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  • communication... and that's the real purpose of intimacy in
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  • marriage. [Genesis 4:1] "Adam knew his wife and she conceived
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  • and brought forth a son." It is to know; it is to communicate
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  • intimacy! Don't throw that away! Treat that with respect!
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  • Intimacy is to be reserved to please God and to live it out
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  • His way! Psalm 84:11 "The Lord God is a sun and a shield; He
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  • gives grace and glory... or favor and honor, and no good
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  • thing will He withhold to them who walks uprightly." And so
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  • back to our text: 3 For this is the will of God, your
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  • sanctification; that you abstain... Is there anything
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  • unclear about the word abstain? "that you abstain..." Not
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  • accept, as so many people have accepted immorality in our
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  • culture, but abstain. Personally abstain! This is the will of God
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  • for you. You see, everyone has a choice in life to make: whether
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  • you will live to please God or live to please yourself; whether
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  • you will indulge your flesh or walk in the Spirit. It should be
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  • your desire to starve the flesh and feed the Spirit in your
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  • life. Deuteronomy 30, verses 19 and 20 says this. (We'll land
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  • this plane right now and bring it back next week.) "But I call
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  • heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have
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  • set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore,
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  • choose life that you and your offspring may live, loving the
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  • Lord your God, obeying His voice and holding fast to Him, for He
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  • is your life and length of days." What a scripture! We have
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  • a choice to live in victory or to live in misery, to live in
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  • God's blessings with all the benefits that come from walking
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  • with Him or to live under the cursing of judgment! You have a
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  • choice! And that is your happiness or your unhappiness! I
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  • stand here as a witness to you today to choose life, and not
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  • death, so that you can enjoy your life and experience all the
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  • happiness. And, yes, God wants you to be happy! He's a happy
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  • God and He's a holy God! And it is in His holiness that we
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  • discover His happiness! Again, real satisfaction in life is
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  • found in obeying Him! And I tell you this, to know Him is to love
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  • Him, and to love Him is to obey Him! If you know who God is...
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  • if you know Jesus in your life, you know He is great, you know
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  • He is gracious, you know He is good! He has redeemed you and He
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  • will set you free from the power of sin and death in your life!
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  • So He's calling us up higher. Don't settle. Don't throw away
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  • God's gifts. Live to please Him. And how do we please Him? "This
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  • is the will of God for you, even your sanctification: that you
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  • abstain from sexual sin and immorality." You say, how in the
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  • world can I do that? We'll talk more about that next week. But
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  • until then it really involves a decision... a choice you make;
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  • to choose Christ over yourself, to turn from your sin and trust
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  • in Him.
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  • There's very little
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  • difference, (it appears), between the lives of those who
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  • profess faith in Jesus Christ and those who do not practice or
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  • accept Jesus Christ regarding all kinds of things. There's no
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  • difference in the divorce rate, for example, adultery,
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  • fornication, homosexuality, pornography. It's truly
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  • disheartening when you read some of these statistics. And as much
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  • as we hate to admit it, the church, (including many of us,
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  • many of it's leaders), have accommodated to the culture. We
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  • have compromised and therefore we are sliding downward. We are
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  • slouching towards Gomorrah as one man wrote. God has called us
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  • not to acceptance but to abstinence from an opposition to
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  • all kinds of sin, including sexual sin. Sexual sin has
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  • eternal and devastating physical, emotional, relational
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  • and spiritual consequences in our lives and yet everyday
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  • people make really bad choices about their personal behavior
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  • about morality without even a second thought. But, the choices
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  • we make ultimately make us and that's why I've written the book
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  • CHOICES. In CHOICES we learn about the powerful, timeless
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  • wisdom of God that's described in the book of Proverbs and
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  • how it can help each one of us to choose God's way and God's
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  • will in every aspect of our lives, body, soul and spirit.
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  • This book will give you personal and practical wisdom to guide
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  • you and guard you through the critical daily decisions that we
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  • all face. So, call the number on the screen or visit us online at
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  • JackGraham.org to donate to our ministry and request your copy
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  • of CHOICES. You'll like this book! I really want you to have
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  • it, it's also a book that you can give to your children or
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  • your grandchildren or friends who have questions about what is
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  • right and what is wrong, how to live your life. This powerful
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  • resource shows you how to make good decisions, right choices,
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  • so you can experience the power of God, the presence of God in
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  • your life and live the life that God created you to live. Once
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  • again, thank you for your support and your love for this
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  • ministry that actually translates into prayer and
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  • financial support, all the good things that we're doing together
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  • with the transforming message of Jesus Christ. Please pray for
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  • our country, pray for people who are struggling with the choices
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  • that they are making and please help us help them with the word
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  • of God and the testimony of Jesus.
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