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Intimacy- Chad and Nesli
Transcript of Intimacy- Chad and Nesli
In The Beginning...
Intimacy Is About Relationship
18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the
man to be alone; I will make him a helper
suitable for him.”
Genesis 2: 18
27 God created man in His own image, in the image of
God He created him; male and female He created
28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be
fruitful and multiply....
Genesis 1: 27-28
God Recognized It Was Not
Good For Man To Be Alone
Adam and Eve were created for intimacy
INTIMACY with God
INTIMACY with One Another
25 And the man and his wife were both naked
and were not ashamed
You Cannot Be Intimate With Someone You
Do Not Have A Relationship With
Religion Is Not Relationship
You Cannot Relate TO God Unless You Communicate WITH God
23 ....true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such
people the Father seeks to be His worshipers.
24 God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
Real Intimacy is about more than Sex
The Intimacy Triangle
Leads To Intimacy
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus
withdrew to a solitary place to be alone with God and
Mark 1: 35
15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every
respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun
go down while you are still angry,
Ephesians 4:27 and do not give the devil an opportunity.
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value
others above yourselves,
4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Philippians 2: 3-4
13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you.
Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
AVOID THE HEAT!
1. Going Where You Shouldn't Go!
2. Looking At What You Shouldn't Look At!
3. Lingering Where You Shouldn't Linger!
4. Touching What You Shouldn't Touch!
5. Lying To Yourself, Your Fiance or God!
Five Ways to Fall Into
The Fire of Fornication
Communicate To Your Spouse
Most couples ask...
"How CLOSE to the
edge can we go?"
They should ask...
"How FAR AWAY from the edge
should we stay?"
True INTIMACY = Total TRANSPARENCY
18 Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is
outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his
1 Corinthians 6:18
Sexual activity outside the confines of marriage
God isn't concerned with your happiness!
God is concerned with your obedience!
OBEDIENCE LEADS TO HAPPINESS!
Sin destroyed man's perfect intimacy with God.
Genesis 3 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.
Proverbs 5:15 Drink water from your own cistern
And fresh water from your own well.
18 Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice in the wife of your youth.