6/23 "The Family That Works" Lev. 19 & 20

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Texts: Lev. 18:1-6, 8-17  Gen. 2:18-24Leviticus 18 & 20;  Matt. 19:4-9; Heb. 13:4;  Mat. 5:281 Cor. 6:9-10Eph 5:25-32

In a Nutshell - God intended the family to be a Mom and a Dad that together can create life.  That is a perfect example of the relationship God wants to have with us. (Eph 5:25-32)  Jesus & us create new life!  Satan perverts the sexual relationship because he doesn't want us to understand the goodness and excitement God wants with us. God created sex, it's good not evil.  But Satan steals the goodness away by twisting it!  The culture is left without an earthly illustration of the relationship God desires with his creation.  Any sex outside of marriage is lumped with sacrificing the firstborn to an idol, homosexuality and bestiality because it is “honoring” something or someone other than that one to whom it is due.

Connecting with the Text

  1. God says sexual relations with anyone other than your own spouse dishonors an individual?  18:7,10,14,16,
  2. Boil it down—how did the people that lived in the land before Israel “defile” themselves as well as the land? 18:6-25
  3. God illustrate His relationship with Israel as a young bride turned prostitute.  Ezek. 16:6-63  Jesus relationship with the Church is exemplified as a loving self-sacrificing husband & a respectful wife? Eph. 5:25-32
  4. What Old & New Testament statement did Jesus say about marriage? Mt. 19:3-12
  5. What embraced/unrepented sins did Paul mention as preventing one from “inheriting” the kingdom of God? 1 Cor. 6:9-10; Gal. 5:19-21; Rom. 1:18-21
  6. List the digressing choices people made and God’s responses as describe in Rom. 1:18-22

I Choose to…

  • Repent of my sins regarding my spouse & family
  • Teach God's word regarding sexual purity and spiritual holiness
  • Vote for Christian principled legislation and legislators