Reflection + Resources: Sex
House of Cards | 11.7.2021
The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.
1 Corinthians 6:13-18
- How do you need to rely on God’s grace and power in how you handle your sexuality?
- Is there any sexual sin you need to flee from?
- What would it look like for you to embrace God’s vision for sex more in this season of your life?
- Use the prayer guide below and write a prayer in your own words.
Spend some time in silent prayer with God. You can use the PRAY acronym below to guide you.
- P: Praise – Spend some time thanking God for who He is in your life.
- R: Real life – Spend some time engaging God about your real needs and concerns.
- A: Ask – Ask for God’s provision, love, and power to be made known to people in your life.
- Y: Your will – Spend some time being silent and listening for God’s direction.
Books and Additional Resources on Marriage from a Christ-Centered Perspective:
Sheet Music: Uncovering the secrets of sexual intimacy in marriage, by Kevin Leman
Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation, by Stephen Arterburn
Every Woman’s Battle, by Shannon Etheridge