Why Men and Women struggle with sexual sin is the topic that will be discussed today on RIOT Podcast, a Christian Discipleship Podcast. Everywhere we look we see the word “ SEX”. Sexual immorality is not only blatant; it is subtle too. Magazine articles, books, TV shows, movies, and video games are enticing us. Even provocative dressing in the church can distract even the most consecrated minds.
Lust, sex, and porn – these are topics that are typically only associated with men. When speaking about sexual sin, we immediately assume most males struggle throughout their lives (estimated 75% of men in the church). But what if I told you that 2 out of 4 women in the church struggle with sexual temptation and or addiction? In fact, 90% of women responded in a survey to having sexual temptations as frequently as every day?
Today our hope is to help people answer 2 main questions. “Why am I consistently falling to sexual temptation? What is going wrong?” We will cover 5 key areas that will help people overcome sexual temptation.
To do this we need to get to the root and find out what is the cause.
1. A lack of Prayer life will cause you to fall to sexual temptation.
1 Cor 7:5 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.
2. You have not learned how to crucify your flesh in prayer nor lean on the Holy Spirit for help.
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming.” (Colossians 3:5-6)
3. A lack of sex with your spouse can cause sexual temptation.
1 Cor 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. . . . 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. . . . To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.”
4. Tolerating and not fleeing sexual temptation will cause you to fall.
Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)
5. Minimize in your mind the seriousness of Sexual sin by doing this you also minimize the blessing of self-control.
“He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.” (Proverbs 6:32)
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you. 7 For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 8 Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)
DON’T GIVE UP, IF YOU FALL, KEEP GETTING BACK UP
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13
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