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The Sinful Look of Lust - Matthew 5:27-30

July 16, 2022 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Matthew 5:27–30

071722-“The Sinful Look Of Lust” ... Matthew 5:27-30 ...“You have heard that it was said, Do not commit adultery. But I tell you, everyone who looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of the parts of your body than for your whole body to go into hell!”

The Holy War (the Battle for Mansoul) By John Bunyan...
-The City “Mansoul”
-Prince Emmanuel
-Diabolus
-Only 2 Gates To The City: “Eye-Gate” & “Ear-Gate”
-A Traitor (a Spy)

Romans 3:23...“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”
Romans 5:10...“…our friendship with God was restored by the death of His Son while we were still his enemies…”
Galatians 5:17...“For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want.”

1 Corinthians 15:42-44...“So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body.”

“Do not commit adultery”-Exodus 20:14... The 7th Command
“Do not covet your neighbor’s wife”-Exodus 20:17... The 10th Command

Matthew 5:29, 30
-“If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away…”
-“And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw
it away…”

Sermon In A Sentence: Jesus teaches us not to overcome sin by mutilating our flesh; but by putting to death the deeds of our flesh.

Regarding Our Sexuality:
-Jesus does not condemn lawful passions
-Jesus condemns unlawful lust within
-Jesus teaches us to deal drastically with sexual sin

Hebrews 13:4...“Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers”

1 Corinthians 7:2...“But because sexual immorality is so common, each man should have his own wife, and each woman should have her
own husband”

Romans 12:18...“If possible, on your part, live at peace with everyone”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11...“Don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: No sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, or anyone practicing homosexuality, no thieves, greedy people, drunkards, verbally abusive people, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom. And some of you used to be like this. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Romans 8:13...“For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.”

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