Friday, September 21, 2007

Sexual Healing

Porn revenue is larger than all the revenues for ABC, NBC, and CBS combined.
90% of 8-16 year olds have viewed porn online.
33% of visitors to adult web sites are women.
Adult bookstores outnumber McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. by a margin of at least 3-1.
Up to 37% of men and 22% of women admit to having affairs.
About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in some marriage
Conservative infidelity statistics estimate that "60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an extramarital affair at some point in their life”.

18 Run away from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 19 Or don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, 20 for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (NLT)

Our bodies where created by God with certain strong drives and powerful desires. Sex is one of them. The problem is that many do not know the truth about sexual sin. While God created sex and declares it holy, Satan lowers his crosshairs directly at this blessed gift. He seeks to steal its purity, kill its joy, and destroy its purpose.

Our bodies are for God. He cleary states that He wants to inhabit us as His temple. He wants to fill us with His presence and satisfy our spiritual desires. He gives men and women marriage as a healthy way to enjoy sexs and to be satisfied. By doing this he protects us from emotional and physical harm. As we follow His Spirit’s leading in us we are fulfilled, but Satan knows how to wound us. He understands how to introduce experiences (usually when we are young and innocent) that will scar us for life. Some of these sexual secrets have been huting our relationships.

There is a greater desire that leads to healing and wholeness in our lives. The sexual brokenness of our secret past does not have to define our future. We can be free. WE CAN BE LOVED. After all, isn’t that what this is all about anyway? Surrender your God created body to the one who loves you so much that He died to show you His love.

Join us this weekend for “Sexual Secrets” and learn how to be free. Invite a friend.

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