The Best Question Ever Wk4

 

BEGIN IN PRAYER

Begin this session in prayer. Consider asking for humility in the face of God’s teachings. Pray for wisdom.

 

TALK IT OVER

Ice Breaker

  • Begin by agreeing to respect others while discussing this topic.  Many are quite sensitive to the language we use to discuss sex.  This would be a good time to prefer others over yourselves.
  • Discuss “Guardrails” that you have created since last week’s discussion.
  • Discuss the line between right and wrong regarding sexuality.  How have you decided where to draw it?  
  • Where did you find guidelines for this?

 

DIG IN

Scripture

“I have the right to do anything,” you say - but not everything is beneficial.  “I have the right to do anything” - but i will not be mastered by anything.  You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.”  The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.  I Corinthians 6:12-13(NIV)

 

Observation & Interpretation

Read and discuss:

    1. How do “rights” and wisdom connect in this passage?
    2. What does it look like for something to “master” you?

 

Scripture

But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.  I Corinthians 7:2(NIV)

 

Observation & Interpretation

  1. Discuss the author’s prescription for sexual immorality.
  2. What is the guardrail here?    

 

Scripture

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your bodies.  I Corinthians 6:19-20(NIV)

 

A temple is a place where God’s presence meets human presence.  The author now states that our bodies are that kind of place when the Holy Spirit lives in us.

 

  1. In light of this statement discuss how being a “temple” impacts decisions we face.
  2. What is the “price”?
  3. Discuss how the actions you take Honor or dishonor God.

CONCLUDE

Pray for courage to come in step with God’s wisdom.