Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 11/11/2007

Yesterday’s message in The Ten Commandments for Today series was on the seventh commandment. The message was called You Shall Not Commit Adultery, taken from Exodus 20:14.

Exodus 20:14 – “You shall not commit adultery.” (NIV)

Here is the outline of the message:

I. The meaning of the commandment
    A. The definition of adultery
    B. The implications of the commandment

II. The prohibitions of the commandment
    A. Adultery (Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18)
    B. Sexual immorality (Hebrews 13:4)
    C. Lust and immodesty (Matthew 5:27-28, 15:19; 1 Timothy 2:9)
    D. Unlawful divorce (Mark 10:11-12)

III. Reasons for the commandment
    A. Adultery is a sin against God. (Genesis 39:9)
    B. Adultery is a sin against your spouse and family. (Proverbs 2:16-17)
    C. Adultery defiles the marriage relationship. (Hebrews 13:4)
    D. Adultery defiles the persons involved. (Lev 18:20; 1 Cor 6:18-20)
    E. Adultery is a shameful, dishonorable act. (Job 24:15, 31:11; 1 Thess 4:4)
    F. Adultery demonstrates lack of character & self-control. (Prov 6:32)

IV. Consequences of adultery
    A. Death penalty under Israel’s law (Deuteronomy 22:22)
    B. God’s judgment (2 Samuel 12:14; Proverbs 6:27-29)
    C. Broken family (Matthew 19:9)
    D. Broken fellowship in the church (1 Corinthians 5:11)
    E. Destroyed reputation (Proverbs 6:32-33)
    F. Economic hardship (Proverbs 6:26, 29:3)
    G. Physical harm (Proverbs 6:32-35)

V. Prevention and forgiveness
    A. Preventing the sin of adultery
    B. Practicing forgiveness and reconciliation

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