October 25, 2009 – Lucky For Us, God Communicates!

STORYTELLING BY SCOTT HARTLESS

How important is personal holiness for the Christian? Paul speaks of kingdom moral standards in the book of 1 Corinthians. The Old Testament put it like this: “You shall be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy” (Lev. 19:2). Yet sometimes our culture seems very confused about standards of morality, and Christians are no exception. Right now in the culture we struggle over the definition of marriage. Even the idea of chastity for those who are not married is considered odd.

Paul says Christians are allowed to do anything but not everything is good for us. And, in that freedom we must not become dominated by anything. Good advice. King David had the power to do anything he wanted, but when he lost focus on whose he was (God’s man) and he indulged in sexual immorality, he did indescribable damage to the people around him. This Sunday we’ll explore these issues as we talk about living congruent lives−in body and spirit.

Come prepared to hear a special dramatic telling of the story of David and Bathsheba from 2 Samuel 11:1-11. Then read 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and ask:

  • How might God’s boundaries on human sexuality be a protection for me?

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