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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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Nearly 30 years after our wedding, Stacey and I have learned that marriage is a four-letter word - work! We just returned from Louisiana, where we had the privilege of leading a couple’s conference at First Baptist Church of Houma. I’m greatly encouraged by the growing number of churches committed[...]

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Vice President Mike Pence has been publicly mocked for following what is known as the Billy Graham Rule. The basis of the rule is simple - never be alone with a woman who is not your wife. Typically, these criticisms come from people outside Christian circles. However, there’s a growing[...]

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