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Satan is not your friend Satan is known for his deception and lies. (Rev 12:9; Jn 8:44-45) Satan is not your friend

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satan is not your friend
Satan is not your friend
  • Satan is known for his deception and lies. (Rev 12:9; Jn 8:44-45)
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Satan is not your friend
  • Revelation 12:9 (NKJV) - So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
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Satan is not your friend
  • John 8:44-45 (NKJV) - You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. 45 But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me.
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Satan is not your friend
  • Satan also does not want you to know where he and his followers are going. He will laugh at your pain. (Rev 20:10)
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Satan is not your friend
  • Revelation 20:10 (NKJV) - The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
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Satan is not your friend
  • Those who do not seek wisdom will fall for the easy short-term pleasure of sin.
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Satan is not your friend
  • Those who do not seek wisdom will fall for the easy short-term pleasure of sin.
  • They think that nothing will happen to them! (Job 24:15, 17)
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Satan is not your friend
  • Job 24:15 (NKJV) - The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, Saying, ‘No eye will see me’; And he disguises his face.
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Satan is not your friend
  • Job 24:17 (NKJV) - For the morning is the same to them as the shadow of death; If someone recognizes them, They are in the terrors of the shadow of death.
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Satan is not your friend
  • Does it matter what goes on “behind closed doors?” In this they are deceived too. (Titus 3:3)
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Satan is not your friend
  • Titus 3:3 (NKJV) - For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.
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Satan is not your friend
  • How many of you know that adultery is wrong?
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Satan is not your friend
  • While we may “know” what is right Satan is capturing and destroying many within the church. (Ex. Recent studies and reports. It is common!)
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Satan is not your friend
  • While we may “know” what is right Satan is capturing and destroying many within the church. (Ex. Recent studies and reports. It is common!)
  • We need to stop being overconfident and understand the danger and God’s provisions for us. (1 Cor 10:12-13)
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Satan is not your friend
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 (NKJV) - Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
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Satan is not your friend
  • I do not present this material with any pleasure.
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Satan is not your friend
  • I do not present this material with any pleasure.
  • Many in this audience will understand all too well the pain and hurt that these things bring.
adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • The great blessing of marriage lies in the mutual trust and care that a husband and wife has for each other. This is expressed in your marriage vows. (Mal 2:14)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Malachi 2:14 (NKJV) - Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth, With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • What a blessing to be with one who you can trust! (Prov 31:10-12)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Proverbs 31:10-12 (NKJV) - Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. 11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. 12 She does him good and not evil All the days of her life.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Companionship must have this honesty or it will fail! What was in your marriage vows?
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • “Sue, Do you take John to be your wedded husband, promising before God, with your friends as witnesses, that you will be to him a faithful, loving and devoted wife; that you will honor him and love him, and remain with him in sickness and in health, in prosperity and adversity, and forsaking all others keep yourself to him, and to him only as long as you both shall live?”
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • When a marriage no longer has this trust there will be bitterness and pain!
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • When a marriage no longer has this trust there will be bitterness and pain!
  • God uses the marriage relationship to show our relationship to Him.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • When a marriage no longer has this trust there will be bitterness and pain!
  • God uses the marriage relationship to show our relationship to Him.
  • When we forget God and give our hearts to sin it is called adultery. (Jer 3:8-10; 5:7-9)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Jeremiah 3:8-10 (NKJV) - Then I saw that for all the causes for which backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a certificate of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah did not fear, but went and played the harlot also. 9 So it came to pass, through her casual harlotry, that she defiled the land and committed adultery with stones and trees.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • 10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah has not turned to Me with her whole heart, but in pretense,” says the Lord.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Jeremiah 5:7-9 (NKJV) - “How shall I pardon you for this? Your children have forsaken Me And sworn by those that are not gods. When I had fed them to the full, Then they committed adultery And assembled themselves by troops in the harlots’ houses. 8 They were like well-fed lusty stallions; Every one neighed after his neighbor’s wife.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • 9 Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the Lord. “And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • God has been trustworthy and abounding in goodness to us. How have we responded to Him?
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • God has been trustworthy and abounding in goodness to us. How have we responded to Him?
  • It is not uncommon to see those who commit physical adultery to also compromise with the movements of men.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • When one refuses to repent and be honest with God then in time they will develop a character of lies and deceit. (Jer 9:2-9)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Jeremiah 9:2-9 (NKJV) - Oh, that I had in the wilderness A lodging place for travelers; That I might leave my people, And go from them! For they are all adulterers, An assembly of treacherous men. 3 “And like their bow they have bent their tongues for lies. They are not valiant for the truth on the earth. For they proceed from evil to evil, And they do not know Me,” says the Lord.
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • … 6 Your dwelling place is in the midst of deceit; Through deceit they refuse to know Me,” says the Lord. 7 Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will refine them and try them; For how shall I deal with the daughter of My people? …9 Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the Lord. “Shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?”
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • How many times have you been lied to? Do you want to be the companion of a liar? Our young need to understand this! (Ex. Money)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • How many times have you been lied to? Do you want to be the companion of a liar? Our young need to understand this! (Ex. Money)
  • If Satan can have us compromise our honesty then he will have us! (Heb 3:13)
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Adultery involves a breaking of the trust underlying a relationship
  • Hebrews 3:13 (NKJV) - but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Our society exalts and glorifies this. (1 Jn 2:15-17)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • 1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV) - Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • The media, the internet and music lyrics are filled with this message. Ex. Commercials
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • The media, the internet and music lyrics are filled with this message. Ex. Commercials
  • Young people are taught by their peers to laugh and rejoice in the “conquest” of another.
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • The media, the internet and music lyrics are filled with this message. Ex. Commercials
  • Young people are taught by their peers to laugh and rejoice in the “conquest” of another.
  • Many consider others as “throw-away” people in sexual sins. (2 Sam 13:12-15)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • 2 Samuel 13:12-15 (NKJV) - But she answered him, “No, my brother, do not force me, for no such thing should be done in Israel. Do not do this disgraceful thing! 13 And I, where could I take my shame? And as for you, you would be like one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you.”
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • 14 However, he would not heed her voice; and being stronger than she, he forced her and lay with her. 15 Then Amnon hated her exceedingly, so that the hatred with which he hated her was greater than the love with which he had loved her. And Amnon said to her, “Arise, be gone!”
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Those who walk this path often think of themselves as “trash.” (Ex. Live-ins)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Some allow thoughts of “romance” to cause them to surrender their character. Can you look a little deeper into what is real?
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Some allow thoughts of “romance” to cause them to surrender their character. Can you look a little deeper into what is real?
  • Alcohol and immodesty are common companions of adultery. (Ex. Facebook)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Some allow thoughts of “romance” to cause them to surrender their character. Can you look a little deeper into what is real?
  • Alcohol and immodesty are common companions of adultery. (Ex. Facebook)
  • There is only one kind of love that will last. It is the holy love of God. (1 Cor 13:4-7)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NKJV) - Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • I have seen adults with children get caught up in this deceitful infatuation with another and forsake their husband by covenant.
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • I have seen adults with children get caught up in this deceitful infatuation with another and forsake their husband by covenant.
  • In time the heart will be hardened and they will deny any sin. (Prov 30:20)
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • Proverbs 30:20 (NKJV) - This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth, And says, “I have done no wickedness.”
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • It was in this same spirit that the idolaters of old sacrificed their children to Molech.
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Physical adultery involves an emphasis on the flesh
  • It was in this same spirit that the idolaters of old sacrificed their children to Molech.
  • One can lose control of their heart to the powerful thoughts of lust and infatuation. It is as powerful as drugs.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • God will repay all adulterers. (Psa 50:18-23)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Psalm 50:18-23 (NKJV) - When you saw a thief, you consented with him, And have been a partaker with adulterers. 19 You give your mouth to evil, And your tongue frames deceit. 20 You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • 21 These things you have done, and I kept silent; You thought that I was altogether like you; But I will rebuke you, And set them in order before your eyes. 22 “Now consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver: 23 Whoever offers praise glorifies Me; And to him who orders his conduct aright I will show the salvation of God.”
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • You set in motion a hurt and bitterness that is hard to imagine. (Prov 6:26-32)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Proverbs 6:26-32 (NKJV) - For by means of a harlot A man is reduced to a crust of bread; And an adulteress will prey upon his precious life. 27 Can a man take fire to his bosom, And his clothes not be burned? 28 Can one walk on hot coals, And his feet not be seared? 29 So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; Whoever touches her shall not be innocent.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • 30 People do not despise a thief If he steals to satisfy himself when he is starving. 31 Yet when he is found, he must restore sevenfold; He may have to give up all the substance of his house. 32 Whoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; He who does so destroys his own soul.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • You will suffer the terrible consequences of divorce. (Mt 19:9)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Matthew 19:9 (NKJV) - And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • More divorce - a very high percentage of second marriages fail. Why?
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • If a person can brazenly break one covenant, then why not two? (Mal 2:16, 14)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Malachi 2:16 (NKJV) - “For the Lord God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one’s garment with violence,” Says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.”
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Malachi 2:14 (NKJV) - Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the Lord has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth, With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • It is not uncommon for an adulterer who destroyed the marriage to have several live-ins.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Consequences with the children
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Consequences with the children
  • There are scars with the children. They often blame themselves.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Consequences with the children
  • There are scars with the children. They often blame themselves.
  • There is constant trouble. Who are they to visit? They are pressed to choose sides. Discipline in the home may not be there.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • There are powerful lessons taught by example. (Prov 22:6)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) - Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Where do children learn about marriage?
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Where do children learn about marriage?
  • What do they learn about: honesty, violence, relationships, trust, forgiveness?
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Often we see how a divorce may affect generations. (Num 14:18)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Numbers 14:18 (NKJV) - ‘The Lord is longsuffering and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty,visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.’
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • There is great pain and discouragement shared by brothers in Christ. (Ex. Airport)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • There is great pain and discouragement shared by brothers in Christ. (Ex. Airport)
  • When things are not right in a marriage it affects ones spiritual life. (1 Pt 3:7)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • 1 Peter 3:7 (NKJV) - Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • One should not leave the church over their sin but rather repent and find God’s comfort. This involves other Christians. (2 Cor 1:3-5)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (NKJV) - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • You may spend an eternity in hell. (Rev 22:14-15; Mt 5:32)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Revelation 22:14-15 (NKJV) - Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Matthew 5:32 (NKJV) - But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • When one breaks a command of God they have a heart that in not right with God.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • When one breaks a command of God they have a heart that in not right with God.
  • Often repentance never comes and the heart is hardened. (Eph 4:18-19)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Ephesians 4:18-19 (NKJV) - having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • One who is divorced and has no right to remarry will likely form an adulterous marriage. This is called "living in adultery." (Col 3:5-7)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Colossians 3:5-7 (NKJV) - Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, 7 in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Our God will forgive all who repent.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Our God will forgive all who repent.
  • The message of Hosea tells us this. (Hosea 1:2; 14:1-2)
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Hosea 1:2 (NKJV) - When the Lord began to speak by Hosea, the Lord said to Hosea: “Go, take yourself a wife of harlotry And children of harlotry, For the land has committed great harlotry By departing from the Lord.”
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • Hosea 14:1-2 (NKJV) - O Israel, return to the Lord your God, For you have stumbled because of your iniquity; 2 Take words with you, And return to the Lord. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; Receive us graciously, For we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
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Adultery has terrible consequences
  • There are other consequences of sin that will remain in this life.