Faithful Singleness

October 30, 2016 Speaker: Paul Sanders Series: Song of Songs

Topic: Song of Songs Passage: 1 Corinthians 6:12–6:20

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Sexual sin is destructive
Sexual sin is controlling
Sexual sin profanes our body and our Lord Jesus Christ.

The devastation and destruction has no ends.

Proverbs 6:27-28, 32-33

Proverbs 5:3-4

Sexual sin is controlling.

1 Cor. 6:12

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1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

1 Cor. 6:13-19

Sexual sin profanes our body and our Lord Jesus Christ

By foregoing marriage now, singleness is a way of both anticipating this reality and testifying to its goodness. It’s a way of saying this future reality is so certain that we can live according to it now. If marriage shows us the shape of the gospel, singleness shows us its sufficiency. It’s a way of declaring to a world obsessed with sexual and romantic intimacy that these things are not ultimate, and that in Christ we possess what is.

The consummation our sexual feelings long for can (if we let them) point us to a greater consummation to come. They remind us that what we forego on a temporal plane now, we will enjoy in fullness in the new creation for eternity. Sexual un-fulfillment itself becomes a means of deepening our sense of the fuller, deeper satisfaction we await in Jesus. It helps us to hunger more for him. We skip the appetizer, but we await the entrée.

Celibacy isn’t a waste of our sexuality; it’s a wonderful way of fulfilling it.
It’s allowing our sexual feelings to point us to the reality of the gospel. We will never ultimately make sense of what our sexuality is unless we know what it is for—to point us to God’s love for us in Christ.

More in Song of Songs

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Faithful Singleness Part 3

November 6, 2016

Faithful Singleness II

October 23, 2016

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