Above all else this is the posture we ALL need to have
It is God’s will that you should be sanctified, that you should avoid sexual immorality
-1 Thessalonians 4:3
1st and 2nd Greatest Commandment
There is going to be a lot of information here, there will be a recording and blog post of the notes! Look out!
Posture of a single person: it's about preparation not waiting
Both parents are to be in the know and ok
Pastors are to be in the know for covering
Individuals must seek genuine brotherhood/sisterhood.
What is it,
It’s before dating and it’s not just waiting but preparation.
It is a time to make a plan and being intentional. Infatuation believes that being free and figuring things out works but if you want a long lasting relationship, you have to be intentional.
John 3:3-8 English Standard Version (ESV)
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again[a] he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” 5 Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.[b] 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You[c] must be born again.’ 8 The wind[d] blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 English Standard Version (ESV)
14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?15 What accord has Christ with Belial?[a] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?
Colossians 3:5 English Standard Version (ESV)
5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you:[a] sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
1 Corinthians 6:9 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous[a] will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,[b]
2 Timothy 2:22 English Standard Version (ESV)
22 So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
Romans 12:9-10 English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. 10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.
1 Corinthians 6:18 English Standard Version (ESV)
18 Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin[a] a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.