Preaching Daily - April 19

Today's Word for Pastors...

>Psalms 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Today's Preaching Insight...

Sexual Immorality: Beyond Body Parts & Nerve Endings

Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body (1 Cor. 6:18-20).Is there anything in the world more fascinating and more powerful than the human sex drive?

Pornography is a multi-billion-dollar industry. I’m told that, in a world where there are so many things to think about and learn, there are more Internet sites devoted to sexual stimulation than any other subject matter on earth.Sexual attractiveness is so desired and admired that we use it to sell every product you can imagine. I opened up the L.A. Times, and this multi-page, high-gloss insert fell out that pictured this knock-down gorgeous brunette in all kinds of attractive poses, the one word theme “GORGEOUS” running through this several-page spread. It was only when I got to the last page I realized that it was an advertisement for Jaguar automobiles.C.S. Lewis, many years ago in his book Mere Christianity, described our contemporary struggle with human sexuality in the following words:

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Today's Extra...

Illustration: Pride

Tancredo Neves ran for the presidency of Brazil in the 1980s. He boldly declared that if he got 500,000 votes from his own party, not even God could keep him from being president. Well, he won the election, but one day later he got sick and died. There is no way to know if God accepted his challenge, but what we can know for sure is that human beings ought not to make such bold, arrogant pronouncements. Remember the Titanic. People said God couldn't sink it, but it sank on its maiden voyage.

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