God’s Plan for Sex
Proverbs 17:17 NLT
“A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.”
Proverbs 7:17-18 NLT
“I’ve perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. Come, let’s drink our fill of love until morning. Let’s enjoy each other’s caresses.”
Sex within marriage is a beautiful gift from God. Sex outside of marriage is a dangerous trap from the enemy.
Mark 10:6-9 NLT
“‘God made them male and female’from the beginning of creation. This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.”
Matthew 5:27-30 NLT
“You have heard the commandment that says, ‘You must not commit adultery.’ But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart. So if your eye—even your good eye—causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your hand—even your stronger hand—causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.”
Within marriage, sex should be a gift and a priority for both spouses.
Song of Solomon 1:2 NLT
“Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.”
1 Corinthians 7:3 NLT
“The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs.”
God is calling us to uphold His timeless values about sex in a world that is rapidly abandoning them.
Romans 12:2 NLT
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Sexual sin brings baggage, but Jesus brings freedom and forgiveness.
1 John 1:9 NIV
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”