I realize this topic of sex and purity is a delicate one and for that reason I have created this post to help you understand what I am sharing, in hopes that together we can partner together to protect our kids from the incredible temptations that are presented to them every day. – Pastor Tom
2nd LIE… “It’s Just Sex”
TRUTH: Purity is a Gift and Purity is to be protected
Things People Never say…
“Its just cancer”
“Its just a billion dollars”
“Its just a scratch on my new car”
“Its just my first child… I have two more”
“Its just a flesh wound” *Ok that one I have heard before 🙂
People don’t say those things because: Each of those examples carries with it incredible VALUE. We protect things with VALUE. Which is the same for our purity, we protect it because it is VALUABLE.
Exposing the Lie: Its not just sex because sex is emotionally connected to your heart and your HEART IS VALUABLE (Proverbs 4:23)
Our purity is our gift from God designed for the person we will stand at the alter and join lives with in Marriage. (Genesis 2:24) What type of heart do you want to present to your future spouse? We must get on the offensive and protect ourselves from all of the sexual temptations that exist in our culture.
God’s View Of Purity: God wants the best for us in every area and sexual purity is no exception. His plans are better than our own plans.
1 Timothy 4:12
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.
How can a young person stay pure? By obeying your word.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin. Then each of you will control his own body and live in holiness and honor— not in lustful passion like the pagans who do not know God and his ways.
For the message I will be preaching from 2 Samuel 11 (Most likely summarizing it) and will look at Davids sin with Bathsheba and how we can learn to be proactive in Protecting our Purity because it is VALUABLE.
How To Be Proactive In Protecting Yourself From Sexual Temptation:
1. Talk It Out.
*** Communicate with your parents about sexual questions, If you cant talk with your parents choose a TRUSTED adult. Another middle school student and the internet should NOT be your sounding board for this HUGE questions***
2. Go To Bed.
***Most sexual temptations begin with staying up late when your tired and your defenses are low, Go to bed and if you cant sleep read a PAPER book***
3. Say No NOW.
***Most sexual temptations don’t just jump out at you, it works in layers where if you don’t resist the temptation the temptation only grows and before you know it, you have crossed a line you never intended to cross(Porn & Relationally)****
Living life like God loves YOU: YOU WONT FALL INTO THESE LIES:
YOU will know what REAL LOVE IS
YOU will know your GOD GIVEN VALUE
God has given us our sexual purity as a gift and we are to protect it. When we are married we will present our gift of purity. We want to present them with our gift in its original beauty. This is possibly by choosing resist sexual temptation and refusing to be in anyway sexually active.