SONG OF SOLOMON 5:1 - Screwing Up

From billboards to magazine covers, from reality TV shows to soda commercials, sex is everywhere. Why do you think sex is so pervasive in our culture today?

The Bible says in Ephesians 5:3, “Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God's people.” Is it realistic for a Christian to live in this sex-saturated culture, and not “give in” to sexual sin? 

Job says in 31:1, “I made a covenant with my eyes not to look lustfully at a young woman.” What are some “guard rails” you can put around your life to keep you from “looking lustfully” or engaging in sex outside of your marriage bed?

Psalm 4:23 says, “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” How does this pertain to staying sexually “pure”?

In the story of the sinful woman who anointed Jesus’s feet with her hair, (Luke 7:36-50), the woman caught in adultery, (John 8:1-11), and tax collector Zacchaeus, (Luke 19:1-10), why do you think Jesus was so forgiving and merciful towards them?

Are there sins that you think are too great for God to forgive? Be honest.

What if I ask for God’s forgiveness for my sin, but keep sinning? Is my forgiveness revoked?

If I am still forgiven inspite of my (ongoing) sins, how does this not result in a license to keep sinning?

What’s the Bible’s greatest source of encouragement that you are eternally secure in the love of God? (References: Luke 10:20; Revelation 20:15; Revelation 13:7-8; Hebrews 12:6; )