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“…though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart…having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 6:17-18   Jesus’ death paid for our freedom, but we need to understand what Christian freedom entails. Jesus not only paid the penalty for our sin, He also set[...]

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“I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” Galatians 2:20   [...]

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“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law, having become a curse for us—for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree.’” Galatians 3:13    Have you ever told a lie, taken something that didn’t belong to you, or lost your temper? If so, then you’re[...]

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“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21    Every person is born with a sin nature, making us enemies of God. Those who reject this idea see no need for[...]

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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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  “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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