Cross City Church
May 2, 2021 | Singleness, Marriage, and Sex
When it comes to relationships, life is complicated, not by design but by our choices and our humanity. The Bible brings clarity to our lives, not confusion. In our new series "It's Complicated" we will continue to apply the truth in God's Word in 1 Corinthians to our complicated lives today.
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    1000 W Airport Fwy, Euless, TX 76039, USA
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1 Corinthians 7:1-7
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman. But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer, and come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. But this I say by way of concession, not of command. Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that.
Genesis 2:24-25
For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.
Proverbs 5:18-19
Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth. As a loving hind and graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; Be exhilarated always with her love.
Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
A man and a woman in marriage are given the gift of sexuality for covenant companionship, procreation, and joyful intimacy.
1 Corinthians 3:1
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.
1 Corinthians 5:1-2
It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father’s wife. You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.
1 Corinthians 6:15
Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take away the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? May it never be!
Look at our culture today. Can you see how our sexual confusion is created by our unwillingness to consider God’s design for people?
Your identity is greater than your status.
1 Corinthians 10:31
Whether, then you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
Have you reached the conclusion that your greatest gift is Christ?
It is good to be single and celibate.
1 Corinthians 7:1
Now concerning the things about which you wrote, it is good for a man not to touch a woman.
1 Corinthians 7:7
Yet I wish that all men were even as I myself am. However, each man has his own gift from God…
1 Corinthians 7:35
This I say to your own benefit…to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.
It is good to be married and active.
1 Corinthians 7:3
The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:5
Stop depriving one another, except by agreement for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer…
1 Corinthians 7:5
…and come together again, so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
Married couples can exercise the greatest caution against immorality by learning to flourish together in the marital bed.
Does your marital intimacy have these principles in operation? What conversation do you need to have together to bring balance and harmony in intimacy?

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Discussion Questions
Look at our culture today. Can you see how our sexual confusion is created by our unwillingness to consider God’s design for people?

Have you reached the conclusion that your greatest gift is Christ?

Does your marital intimacy have these principles in operation? What conversation do you need to have together to bring balance and harmony in intimacy?