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“Let’s Talk About Sex!”

re-posted, with permission, from Get Your JOY In The Morning!

1 Corinthians 6:19
19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?
90’s Hip Hop connoisseurs know the title of today’s message from the female trio Salt N Pepa. It crossed over and hit pop charts in many countries and continents. The purpose of the song was to talk about “safe sex” and to mimic the taboos around sex. Sex was created by God for the enjoyment of man and woman in a covenant relationship and for procreation. Sex has quite a lengthy reference in the Old Testament book Song of Solomon or Song of Songs depending on what version of the Bible you have. In Song of Solomon, the references to courting, marriage, sex and intimacy between King Solomon and the Shulamite woman are also an allegory to the relationship God desires to have with each us, a very intimate one. In Corinthians the apostle Paul addressed those in the Corinthian church who tried very hard to justify their continued behavior of sex outside of marriage a.k.a. fornication, with the notion that they have freedom to do so even in Christ. Sidebar, the word fornicator is derived from the Greek word pornous which is where we get the word porn. And in Hebrews 13:4 the fornicator denoted in the scripture is not just referencing sex but anything that is immoral or outside of the relationship with God. The apostle Paul breaks it down for the Corinthians as to what “becoming one” means. Let’s talk about the act of sex. Continue reading

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The Good Steward

Re-blogged with permission from Get Your JOY In The Morning! by Joy T.J. Riley

Romans 12:6-8

6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy. let us prophecy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 the who exhorts in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.

The apostle Paul was addressing the church in Rome about serving God with spiritual gifts. God has placed within each person gifts to be used. Paul spoke of this while talking about the body of Christ and equated the body of Christ to a physical body of a person. Each person has an important role just like each body part you possess. Along with each person having an important role, the gifts God has placed within you have a role as well. Paul specifically talks about serving God with the gifts. Giving back to the one who gave to you shows appreciation. Many equate giving to God with just giving God money. But when God says to serve Him, it goes beyond money. Giving to God means with your time and talent as well. When you love someone, you give. When you appreciate someone you often want to give to them. The parable of the talents which Jesus talked about is Continue reading

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There Is No Comparison*

This is an excerpt from the upcoming book, Successful Growth, Successful You by Sharman J. Monroe:

Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].

1 Corinthians 12:27 (AMP)

God purposely did not make any two people exactly the same.  Although some people may have things in common (physical attributes, interests, behavior, likes and dislikes), they are not exactly the same.  Identical twins are not exactly alike.  God made you in His image and likeness, and gave you the skills and talents He wanted you to use to glorify Him (Genesis 1:27).  It says in His Word:

All these [gifts, achievements, abilities] are inspired and brought to pass by one and the same [Holy] Spirit, Who apportions to each person individually [exactly] as He chooses.

1 Corinthians 12:11 (AMP)

God knew exactly what He was doing when He made you the way you are; He didn’t make any mistakes (Psalm 139:13-18).  Continue reading

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How AWESOME is our God!

by Sharman J. Monroe

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve heard gospels songs playing in my head during the night and before I wake in the morning. To backtrack a bit, when I open my eyes in the morning, I usually have thoughts about what I didn’t do or finish or all the mistakes I made the day before.  But lately, I’ve heard gospel songs before I open my eyes.  This morning it was “Break Every Chain”.  I stopped and thought, “How AWESOME is our God! He took His time to jump in front of Satan and do a pre-emptive strike for me against Satan’s attempt to garbage in my head when I woke up!”

 Paul clued us in on God taking pre-emptive actions on our behalf.  Continue reading

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