Until He Returns || 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

Authority, Identity, Sexuality.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.
1 Thessalonians 4:2
For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4:3
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;
5 Purposes for Sex in Marriage
1-Pleasure- Song of Solomon –
2- Kids – Genesis 1:28.
3- Oneness- Genesis 2:24
4- Knowledge – Genesis 4:1
5- Protection – 1 Corinthians 7:2-5
3 views of sex..
2. Gross
3. Gift
Pleasure without purpose only leads to pain.
1 Thessalonians 4:4-5
that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;
1 Thessalonians 4:6
that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
1 Thessalonians 4:7-8
For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. Therefore whoever disregards this, disregards not man but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you.
Will I allow God’s purposes to direct my pleasure?
Romans 8:12-15 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons[f] of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Will I allow God’s purposes to direct my pleasure?