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TITLE: 10 Stupid Things We Do: We Engage in Immorality
TEXT: John 8:3-11
PROPOSITION: Adultery is a serious sin.
QUESTION: What?
KEY WORD: Types
SCRIPTURE READING: Same

INTRODUCTION:

  1. Would like to just skip this one.

  2. This sin is tearing apart our world, nation, community

  3. This sin is tearing apart the church, elders, preachers

  4. Why do we do such a stupid thing as engage in immoral acts?

 

What is Adultery?

  1. Define narrow sexual activity between a married person and someone other than their spouse

  2. Define broad all forms of forbidden sexual activity

  3. Often used interchangeably with fornication

 

Four Types in the Bible

  1. Physical

    1. Genesis 2:18, 24

    2. Leviticus 18:20

    3. 2 Samuel 11:4

    4. Jeremiah 5:7, 9

    5. 1 Corinthians 7:2

  2. Mental / Emotional

    1. Matthew 15:19

    2. Matthew 5:27-28

    3. Proverbs 23:7

    4. 2 Peter 2:14

  3. Legal

    1. Matthew 19:6

    2. Romans 7:2

    3. Matthew 19:9

    4. Other reasons?

    5. What to do?

  4. Spiritual

    1. Jeremiah 3:9

    2. Romans 7:4

    3. 2 Corinthians 11:2

    4. James 4:4

    5. Ezekiel 16:32, 35

  5. Command forbids rape, incest, fornication, seduction, lewdness, wantonness, polygamy, homosexuality, bestiality, pornography, necromancy, etc.

 

Curse of Adultery

  1. Leviticus 20:10

  2. Proverbs 6:22-29, 32

  3. Hebrews 13:4

  4. Revelation 21:8

 

Why is adultery wrong?

  1. Sin against society Proverbs 14:34

  2. Destroys the home Malachi 2:16

  3. Sin against the body 1 Corinthians 6:18

  4. Sin against the soul Proverbs 6:34

  5. Sin against personality Psalm 51:3

  6. Sin against God Genesis 39:9; 2 Samuel 12:13

 

What if you do commit adultery?

  1. Can be forgiven

    1. John 4:18

    2. John 8:11

    3. 1 Corinthians 6:9

    4. Acts 18:8

  2. Repentance required

    1. Acts 17:30

    2. John 8:11

  3. Stop doing it continue = not repented

Conclusion:

  1. The command is clear sexual immorality is wrong.

  2. Our nation, city, schools, and church suffer from the effects of this sin.

  3. There is hope

    1. Forgiveness is possible

    2. Correction is available

    3. Consequences are often very difficult


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