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"Do Not Commit Adultery" - Exodus 20:14 (Devon Kauflin)

July 22, 2018 Preacher: Devon Kauflin Series: Exodus

Scripture: Exodus 20:14

Sermon Quotes:

“In my 15 years of pastoral ministry, probably 90% of the really difficult sin issues that come before the elders have had to do with sex and marriage. That’s the way it has always been, and probably the way it always will be. That makes sense since these are two of God’s greatest gifts. There is no relationship which can be so intimate, sweet, life-giving, and joy-filled as the marital relationship; and there is no experience that can be as intimate and powerful within that marriage relationship as sex. So, of course, the devil is going to go after these two great gifts to God’s people—in fact, to all people. We should expect confusion, misunderstanding, perversion, and (sadly) pain—not because sex and marriage are bad, or not worth the trouble, but precisely because they are such good gifts. God’s best gifts are the ones most apt to be twisted and perverted by the world, the flesh, and the devil.”
~  Kevin DeYoung
“This commandment applies to every form of unchastity, however it is called. Not only is the external act forbidden, but also every kind of cause, motive, and means. Your heart, your lips, and your whole body are to be chaste and to afford no occasion, aid, or encouragement to unchastity.” 
~ Martin Luther
“Like an untrained soldier thrown into the chaos of a battle already well advanced, the young nation of Israel was born into a world long violent with sin but unable to find the ways of peace. The late arriver needed orientation.” 
~  Ray Ortlund
“The sweetness of affection between the sexes, linked with the sense that a couple’s relationship, however complete, is never quite complete, is actually a jeweled signpost pointing us on to God. . . . A signpost only helps those who will head the way it directs, and if you insisted on camping for life beside a lovely signpost, you would be daft; you would never get anywhere.” 
~  J.I. Packer
“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” 
~  C.S. Lewis
“Even adultery is not the unforgivable sin. It is a terrible sin, but God forbid that there should be anyone who feels that he or she has sinned himself or herself outside the love of God or outside His kingdom because of adultery. No; if you truly repent and realize the enormity of your sin and cast yourself upon the boundless love and mercy and grace of God, you can be forgiven and I assure you of pardon. But hear the words of our blessed Lord: ‘Go, and sin no more.’”
~  D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones