Sunday’s message was called Sexual Purity and the Sanctity of Life, taken from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 and various other scriptures. Here is a brief outline of the message:
I. We must be committed to absolute sexual purity in our lives
A. We need to affirm the goodness of sexual relations in marriage (Proverbs 5:18-19; Song of Songs)
B. You need to keep your heart pure (Mark 7:21; Proverbs 5:23; Matthew 5:8)
C. You need to repent of any sexual immorality in your life (1 John 1:9, 2:1-2)
D. The church must confront willful, unrepentant sin (Hebrews 13:4; Ephesians 5:25-27)
II. We must extend grace and forgiveness to those who fall.
A. God’s grace is greater than any sin (Romans 5:20-21, 6:23)
B. We must not stand in judgment over each other (Rom 3:23)
C. We must hold high the values of grace and truth (John 1:17, 8:11)
III. We must support those who choose life (Proverbs 24:11-12)
A. We need to love and welcome single mothers in the church
B. We need to support adoption, foster care and pregnancy care centers
C. We need to support candidates who choose life
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