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Thursday, March 15, 2007

High Voltage Outline - March 11, 2007

And here is the outline from Sunday night, March 11th:

]What’s the BIG Deal with sex?
Part 5-How Far Is Too Far
High Voltage – March 11, 2007 – Jim Clark
To the Jews who had believed in him, Jesus said, ‘If you hold to my teachings, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.’ John 8:31-32
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

HOW FAR IS TOO FAR?
DEVELOPING HEALTHY BOUNDARIES
1. Care enough about your own life to ask the RIGHT QUESTIONS
∑ “How far is too far?”
∑ “But, shouldn’t we know if we are sexually compatible?”
∑ “What are the best choices for my life, my relationship with God, and for my future?”
‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ Jeremiah 29:11

2. Evaluate what’s IMPORTANT to you
∑ “Why am I in this relationship?”….“What do I want from this relationship?”
∑ “How will being physical get me to what I really want/need?”
∑ “What will a physical relationship do to our relationship?”
Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf dos not wither. Whatever he does prospers. Psalm 1:1-3

3. Establish a temptation PLAN
∑ Everyone is tempted! (1 Corinthians 10:13)
∑ God doesn’t tempt you! (James 1:13-14)
∑ There is a way to escape temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13)
Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 2 Timothy 2:22

4. Verbalize your BOUNDARY plans
Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed. Proverbs 15:22

5. Ask for ACCOUNTABILITY
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Eccl 4:12.

6. Guard your MIND
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8

7. Embrace God’s Grace…don’t CHEAPEN IT
For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! Romans 6:14-15

8. Review these NOTES

9. Believe that you are not defined by who you DATE or HOW FAR you go

10. Pursue intimacy WITH GOD
∑ You’ll have a natural desire to please him
∑ You’ll receive the power to resist temptation
∑ You’ll be more attracted to godliness
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin. Hebrews 4:14-15.


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Jim

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