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The New Sexual Revolution



Do we trust God to have authority over our sex lives?

As we continue through 1 Thessalonians, Paul pivots away from the thankfulness and exhortations of the first three chapters and begins to get practical. This week, Ben Stuart walks us through Paul’s teachings about sex and the implications it has for our modern culture and encourages us to fully trust God’s design for sexuality.

Key Takeaway

The lie that the sexual revolution of the 60s has taught us is that we will experience freedom when we are sexually liberated. True freedom comes from intimacy within the confines of commitment.

  1. We were adopted into sonship because of His sacrifice on The Cross. We now conform to the family values because He cares for us.
  2. Embrace the message of the gospel and walk within it by pleasing God. It isn't oppressive, it's freedom.
  3. His desire is your sanctification—a movement away from things that isolate us from God and moving toward things that promote intimacy with God.
  4. Abstain from sexual immorality. We need to possess our sexuality in a way that communicates honor, value, and respect to those around us. Sexual liberation promotes unrestrained impulses and leaves you feeling unfulfilled.


"Let's show this culture that's obviously seeing the cracks in our broken sexual system there's a better way to treat one another with dignity, and with love, for God's glory and our good."

Ben Stuart

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Scripture References

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Ben Stuart Ben Stuart is the pastor of Passion City Church D.C. Prior to joining Passion City Church, Ben served as the executive director of Breakaway Ministries on the campus of Texas A&M. He also earned a master’s degree in historical theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, live to inspire and equip people to walk with God for a lifetime.