GCC SUNDAY SERMON: 2nd Oct 2016
The Single Phase of Life
It is a unique and important time of life to be maximized.
Why Keep Pure?
3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God; 6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before. 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. 8 Therefore, anyone who rejects this instruction does not reject a human being but God, the very God who gives you his Holy Spirit.
II Corinthians 7:1
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.
1 Corinthians 6:15-20
15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
How to Keep Pure
Be convinced it’s essential in your Christian life.
Know your value and don’t devalue yourself.
I Cor 6:20
Have a vision for your life and work at fulfilling it.
Pray – ask the Lord to help you
Make a covenant with your eyes
Be in the Word of God
Psalm 119: 9-11
Have a plan for how to relate to people. SET BOUNDARIES
Finding the Right One
Overview of Steps:
Working on yourself
Engagement/spouse to be
I Timothy 5:2
Commit to Purity