Audio: Biblical Sexuality In Marriage

Red White Microphone

Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, bone of one kind and one of another. 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 ESV

Recorded: Sunday March 9, 2014 Mountain Ridge Bible Chapel, Berkeley Heights, NJ.

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1 Corinthians 6 – Should You Take Your Fellow Believer To Court?

 

 

“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 KJV

 

Imagine suing your brother! Never you say! Drag the family name though the muck! You won’t catch me doing that. Well that’s exactly what they were doing in Corinth.

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1 Corinthians 5:6-8 Churches Should Be Pure

 

 

“Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 KJV

 

Does it really matter if one member of a church commits a moral sin? Surely as long as most people are ok, the church is ok. That is not what the Bible teaches.

Watch this one to see how one person’s sin can affect a whole church.

 

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1 Corinthians 5:1-5 — Sexual Sin and Discipline

 

 

“It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.

For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” 1 Corinthians 5:1-5 KJV

 

Things are really hotting up in this letter. Paul deals with incest in the Church. The local church elders and members had ignored it but God calls Paul to spell out what should have happened and what they now need to do to rectify matters. Scary stuff! Not too far from the reality of the world we live in!

These were hard recordings. I trust I have dealt with them properly and that the Lord will bless His word.

 

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1 Corinthians 4:16-21 — Tough Talk

 

 

“Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me. For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church. Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you. But I will come to you shortly, if the Lord will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power. What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?” 1 Corinthians 4:16-21 KJV

 

No one likes it when people become overly tough. I think that the Christians in Corinth had under-estimated Paul. When ‘push came to shove’ he gave them a choice – you repent now and I’ll come and see you all meek and mild OR you dig your heels in and in God’s power you face what God’s sending to you.

How would you react to that type of talk?

 

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1 Corinthians 4:6-15 — Theatrical Christianity

 

 

“And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another. For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?

Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ’s sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling place; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day.

I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you. For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.” 1 Corinthians 4:6-15 KJV

 

Paul’s use of language in this passage is amazing. He is arguing the case that life is tough as a Christian and that’s the way it is meant to be. One day we will reign like royalty but for the moment it’s going to get tough from time to time. Not the message we want to hear but probably the one we really need.

What’s the theatrical bit? Watch to find out!

 

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1 Corinthians 4:3-5 — My Conscience Is Clear… But!

 

 

“But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged of you, or of man’s judgment: yea, I judge not mine own self. For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified: but he that judgeth me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.” 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 KJV

 

“Good to see what you are doing but you are doing it for all the wrong reasons!” Anyone ever said that to you? Ouch, that hurt! My conscience is clear! Does that make it ok? Not really says the word of God!

Watch this one, it will help you when thinking about your motivation for doing things.

 

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1 Corinthians 4:2 — Can You Be Trusted?

 

 

Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 KJV

 

You could be the most gifted person in the church but if you are not trustworthy you will be of no use to anyone! True or false?

Watch and discover what Paul teaches on this topic — need I say — what the Holy Spirit teaches through Paul!

 

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1 Corinthians 4:1 — How Would You Describe An Evangelist or Bible Teacher?

 

 

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. 1 Corinthians 4:1 KJV

 

Sometimes we put preachers on a pedestal, is this right? Well respect is important but Paul explains in this verse his two main roles:

  1. a servant of Christ and
  2. a steward of the mysteries of God.

 

May the Lord give us grace to see ourselves as God sees us.

Other scriptures referenced in this video: Ephesians 3:4-6, Romans 11:25, 1 Corinthians 15:51, Romans 16:25-26, Colossians 1:27, 1 Timothy 3:9-10, 2 Thessalonians 2:7, Revelation 10:7

 

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1 Corinthians 3:18-23 — The Christian has everything

 

 

Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are your’s; Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are your’s; And ye are Christ’s; and Christ is God’s. 1 Corinthians 3:18-23 KJV

 

To end this section about division in the church, building with God, building for eternity and defiling the church Paul focuses on what we have Christ as opposed to what we don’t have. We should do that from time to time as well.

 

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