Maintaining Moral Purity

September 18, 2021   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Keys to a Successful Life
Maintaining Moral Purity

I. Introduction

A. I Thessalonians 4:3, 7 (NLT) 3God wants you to be holy, so you should keep clear of all sexual sin. 7God has called us to be holy, not to live impure lives.

II. How to Maintain Moral Purity

A. Make a commitment to of authority

1. Psalm 119:9 (NAS) How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.

2. “Am I going to make a commitment to as my standard for living, or am I just going to make up my own standard?”

3. God has set up certain boundaries in His Word about sex, not because He’s trying to you, but because He’s trying to you!

4. Sex is a act, and it has spiritual consequences!

B. Take control of my

1. Proverbs 23:7 (NAS) As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.

2. What you about determines how you feel, and how you feel, determines the way you .

3. How do affairs, or sexual sin happen?

a. sinful thoughts into your mind

b. , non-physical involvement

c. involvement

d. your actions

4. II Timothy 2:22a (NLT) Run from anything that stimulates youthful lust.

C. Carefully my intake

1. Proverbs 15:14 (NLT) A wise person is hungry for truth, while the fool feeds on trash.

2. is always !

D. the opportunities for

1. what tempts me

a. I Corinthians 10:12 (NLT) If you think you are standing strong, be careful, for you, too, may fall into the same sin.

2. Choose your carefully

a. I Corinthians 15:33 (NAS) Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

3. Establish some guidelines

a. Ephesians 5:3 (NAS) Immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.

b. I Thessalonians 5:22 (NAS) “Avoid every appearance of evil!”

4. You can live a morally pure life in an impure world! But, it’s going to take on your part!

III. Conclusion

 

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