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Marital Matters (Part 1) (1 Corinthians 7:1-7)

Tony FelichTony Felich, July 7, 2013
Part of the Exposition of I Corinthians series, preached at a Morning Worship service


Sexual love is intrinsic to married love and a barrier against sin.

I. Sex is designed for the marital relationship (1-2)
II. Particular to God’s design is sexual mutuality between husband and wife (3-4)
III. Sexual intimacy in marriage is a barrier to sin (5-7)

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1 Corinthians 7:1-7

7:1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

Now as a concession, not a command, I say this. I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another. (ESV)

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