Credits: The City Church, Judah Smith
From: Jesus Is, the music project
The transcript of the sermon jam “Jesus Is Bringing Sexy Back”
Project Message: It’s grace that sets people free from sin. Not law, not legalism, not customs, not traditions, not do’s and don’ts, but the grace of God!
In the area of sex and sexuality, I think we all know something is terribly wrong. Nobody is exempt. We are all in this together. Sin will take you further than you want to go, cost you more than you want to pay, and keep you longer than you want to stay.
Sin and Temptation
In certain moments, you find yourself thinking, “It’s just a magazine. It’s just a glance. Just a thought. Just a phone call. Just a fun flirty moment with a fellow employee. What’s the big deal? This won’t bind me! This won’t control me.”
And then you come back and say you aren’t going to do that anymore, that’s not who I am. And you have a good string of days or weeks, or months. But then you’re back again. It’s this sick cycle and you keep thinking that you’re going to try harder. You’ve got tears. It’s hard to think you try so hard but always fall back. But this time…
Maybe you are married and you’ve expressed to your spouse that you aren’t going to do that anymore, that’s not who I am, I’ll…I’ll…I’m going to try harder, you’ll see, I’m going to beat this!
Let me tell you this: You are no match for sin! You are no match for temptation!
What’s the hope? Is it a principle? Is it a concept? Is it philosophy? Psychology? Is that the hope for humanity? Who suffers secretly, sexually? Is that the hope for restoring true sexual freedom, fulfillment, satisfaction, and wholeness?
No! There is only one answer. And there is only one antidote. And it is not a concept, an idea, a principle, a strategy, or a process. He is a person.
The only hope for sexual purity in today’s society is the beauty, and the majesty of Jesus.
When your eyes, and your heart, and your emotions get captured by the beauty and the majesty and the loveliness of Jesus, it will cause you to resist temptation and look only to Him.
Bondage, addiction, temptation, secrecy, pain…it must bow and it falls back at the mention of His great name.
I am convinced that the blood of Jesus is the most powerful agent in human history. And He can set you free. For whom Jesus sets free is free indeed!
Jesus alone is the answer to your pain.
Here’s what I believe will happen in these last days. There will be a rise and a surge in the preaching of: