Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Sexual Sins.

Sexual relations are to be seen as an aspect of God’s good creation which can be corrupted and devalued through human sin. Any transgression of the limits that God has set for the enjoyment of sex, Such sins are often life-dominating, but may be broken through the power and grace of Jesus Christ.

A Sinful work of the flesh Gal 5:19 See also Ro 13:12-14; Col 3:5-6.


It begins in the heart Mt 15:19; Mk 7:21-22 .




The offensiveness of sexual sin:


1) It defiles the sinner Mt 15:20; Mk 7:23 See also Ro 1:24; 1Co 6:18.


2) It defiles society Lev 18:24-25 See also 1Co 5:6; Rev 19:2.


3) It offends other people 2Pe 2:7-8 See also Ge 34:7; 38:24; 2Sa 13:21-22; 2Co 12:21.


4) It offends God 2Sa 11:27 See also Jer 13:26-27; Mal 3:5.




Sexual sin under the old covenant:


1) Pre-marital sex Dt 22:13-21.


2) Adultery Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18 See also Lev 18:20; Dt 22:22-24.


3) Prostitution Lev 19:29; Dt 23:17-18.


4) Rape Dt 22:25-29.


5) Homosexual intercourse Lev 18:22 See also Lev 20:13.


6) Bestiality Ex 22:19; Lev 18:23; 20:15-16; Dt 27:21.


7) Incest Lev 18:6-18; 20:17,19; Dt 22:30; 27:20,22-23; Eze 22:11.


8) Intercourse during menstruation Lev 18:19; 20:18.




Sexual sin under the new covenant:


1) The OT moral standards unchanged Mt 5:27-28 See also Mt 5:31-32; Ro 1:24-27; 1Co 6:15-16; 7:9; Heb 13:4.


2) The need for holiness in the lives of believers 1Th 4:3-7 See also Ac 15:29; Eph 5:3; Heb 12:16; 1Pe 1:15-16; Lev 11:44; 1Pe 4:1-3.


3) The church must be kept pure Rev 2:14-16 See also 1Co 5:1-5,9-11; Rev 2:20.




God’s judgment on sexual sin:


1) In this life Rev 2:21-23 See also Ge 19:24; Nu 25:1-9; 2Sa 12:11-12; Pr 7:26-27; 1Co 10:8.


2) In the world to come Rev 21:8 See also Eph 5:5-6; 2Pe 2:6; Jude 7; Rev 22:14-15.




God’s power over sexual sin:

1) It can be forgiven Jn 8:10-11 See also 2Sa 12:13; Ps 51:1 Title; Mt 21:31-32; Lk 7:36-38,47-50; Rev 2:21.


2) Hearts can be changed 1Co 6:9-11.




Resisting sexual sin:


1) By remembering God’s word Ps 119:9 See also Pr 6:23-24; 7:5.


2) By resisting temptation Ge 39:6-12; Pr 7:24-25.


3) By mortifying lust Job 31:1 See also Mt 5:29-30.


4) By living in the Spirit Gal 5:16.


5) By living for holiness Ro 6:19.


6) By enjoying sex within proper limits Pr 5:18-20; 1Co 7:2,9.