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What’s wrong with premarital sex?

What’s wrong with premarital sex?

One of the questions I get a lot is the question about sexual morality as it relates to the Bible, and it’s one I have thought a lot about as well considering that I do quite a bit of marital counseling and also considering that I’m a guy and I think about these issues myself!

Of course, the biggest question about sexual morality is whether the Bible actually prohibits premarital sex, and if it does prohibit it, why?

I’m going to try to answer that question simply from three angles: What does the Bible teach about sex? What effect does sex have on people? Where should the limits be drawn (i.e. what is the Biblical definition of “sex”)?

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Seven Keys to Biblical Prosperity (7)

This post is part of a series. You can read them all by clicking here

So far, we have considered these keys to biblical prosperity:

  • Cultivate a Trust and Obey Perspective on the Bible
  • Steward with Generosity
  • Eliminate Greed
  • Watch your Entourage
  • Invest in People
  • Keep Your Eyes Open for Spiritual Prosperity

We have finally come to the seventh key to biblical prosperity, and it is the hardest one for us to grab in our world today because our world is far more about getting rich quick than it is about slow patience, and the seventh key requires the greatest patience ever. Continue reading

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Seven Keys to Biblical Prosperity (5-6)

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So far, we have considered these keys to biblical prosperity:

  • Cultivate a Trust and Obey Perspective on the Bible
  • Steward with Generosity
  • Eliminate Greed
  • Watch your Entourage

Today, we move on to keys 5 and 6.

5. Invest in People

Three amazing passages in the Bible give us a perspective on using money to invest in people.

First, there is the passage that Paul wrote to the Corinthian church. For a while, Paul had taken up the cause of the Jerusalem church. There had been a famine and some economic hardship in the Jerusalem church, so Paul was making appeals to the churches he started to give aid to him so he could send it to the church in Jerusalem. Writing to the Corinthians about this offering, he says:
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Seven Keys to Biblical Prosperity (3-4)

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Yesterday, we considered the first two keys to Biblical Prosperity:

  • Cultivate a Trust and Obey Perspective on the Bible
  • Steward with Generosity

Today, we will be looking at numbers 3 and 4.

3. Eliminate Greed

In some ways, this is a no brainer. The Bible talks so much about the sinfulness of greed and our culture itself sometimes recognizes the evils of greed so it almost goes without saying that to please God, we need to get rid of greed. Continue reading

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Seven Keys to Biblical Prosperity

Yesterday at LCC I had the privilege of talking about a topic that is just as controversial and unbelievable as it is true. I discussed the Biblical promise that God wants his people to be prosperous.

Nevertheless, I am not one of those preachers who proclaims that God wants his people to be Wealthy and Healthy and all we need to do is jump on the bandwagon of positive thoughts, so it was important to me that we dig into what the Bible actually has to say about prosperity.

In light of that, I wanted to post here what I’m calling the Seven Keys to Biblical Prosperity. We’ll take a few days to get through this. Each day we’ll address a few relevant passages from the Bible and a few principles learned from those passages. To see all the posts in this series, check out the SKTBP tag.
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