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“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality…those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19–21    Throughout this series we’ve established that God created sex exclusively for marriage. We’ve also discussed how harmful it is to pursue sexual pleasure[...]

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  “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18  Our cultural beliefs about sexuality are increasingly harmful. Most entertainment sends the message that casual sex is not a big deal. However, contemporary thought[...]

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Last weekend, Stacey and I had the privilege of leading a marriage conference at First Baptist Villa Rica, Georgia. We could tell that Pastor Kevin Williams and his staff had prepared and prayed for the weekend. Not only did they have over 300 in attendance, but four people prayed to[...]

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Are we living in the last days? Well, the Bible tells us that as the coming of Jesus draws closer, increased lawlessness will cause hearts to become callous. People will simply adjust to sin as the new normal. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? How else can we explain New York law-makers[...]

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  “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4    To say that marriage matters to God is a tremendous understatement. He established marriage as a covenant relationship in the Garden of[...]

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  “God blessed them; and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth…’” Genesis 1:28a  The sexual revolution of the 1960’s caught Christians off guard. Music and movies began expressing new attitudes, promoting sex as just a physical act of pleasure. Confining sex to marriage was[...]

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“No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.” 2 Timothy 2:4   It seems like “the affairs of everyday life” increase with each generation. It would be interesting to know what came to[...]

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“Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3   The idea of suffering hardship for one's faith is foreign to most American Christians. Yet, believers around the world suffer persecution regularly. The fact that Christian living entails continual warring against the forces of evil[...]

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“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2   Can God trust you? Many of us evaluate our faith based on God’s faithfulness to us. Yet, we seldom[...]

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