Upside Down Kingdom – Week 3
July 18, 2021
27“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; 28but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
The top of the iceberg is WHAT YOU SEE…JESUS WANTS TO GET UNDERNEATH – core of HUMANITY
Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Matthew 15:19 – For out of the heart come evil thoughts – murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander
What JESUS IS NOT TEACHING
What IS JESUS SAYING?
Matthew 5:27 (ESV)
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
LOOK – to hold on
LUST IS A DESIRE TO POSSES – To DOMINATE
AN unhealthy heart turns love into lust and human beings into objects for gratification
We use what God intends us to love and we love what God designed to be used.
What do we do? THE FIGHT FOR OUR HEART
- Admit our own brokenness
- Flee sexual immorality
- Cultivate healthy intimacy
- Feed on divine love
The person who walks in the MOST FREEDOM is the person who has THE MOST CONFIDENCE that they are LOVED.