From This Day Forward – Part 4


Pastor Louis Johnson, February 25, 2018

Part 4 – Stay Pure

WE COMMIT TO

1. Seek God

2. Fight Fair

3. Have Fun

4. Stay Pure

5. Never Give Up

(Hebrews 13:4) Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

WHY IS IMPURITY IN MARRIAGE INCREASING?

More temptations today than in the past.

People are getting married later.

Growing sense of entitlement.

INWARD AND OUTWARD PURITY

Outward purity: the behavior.

(Ephesians 5:3) But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity

(Proverbs 5:8) Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house.

(1 Corinthians 6:18, 19-20) Flee from sexual immorality…19 You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.

Inward purity: the heart.

(Psalm 119:9-11) How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word. 10 I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. 11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

(Matthew 5:28) But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

THREE RESPONSES TO IMPURITY

1. DEFENSIVENESS

2. REMORSE

3. REPENTANCE

(2 Corinthians 7:10) Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret,