Sermon Outline, June 5, 2016, “Jesus is Greater than Sensuality”
Jesus is Greater than Sensuality
Protect your Testimony for the Lord.
Integrity impacts our testimony for the Lord.
~ Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.”
Immorality destroys our testimony for the Lord.
~ Ephesians 5:3, 5 “But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints . . . 5 For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or covetous man, who is an idolater, has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God.”
Protect the Treasure of Trust.
Integrity builds Trust.
~ Psalm 15:2 “He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness, And speaks truth in his heart.”
Immorality destroys Trust.
~ I Corinthians 10:12 “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall.”
Protect the Temple of the Lord.
The Temple belongs to the Lord.
~ I Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
Pursue the Plan for Purity for the Temple of the Lord.
Guard your Eyes
~ Matthew 6:22-23 “The eye is the lamp of the body; so then if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light that is in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!”
Guard your Mind
~ II Corinthians 10:5 “We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ . . .”
~ II Corinthians 7:1 “Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”
Guard your Heart
~ Proverbs 4:23 “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.”
~ Proverbs 23:7 “For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, ‘Eat and drink!’ But his heart is not with you.”
Guard your Life
~ I Corinthians 6:18 “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.”