The Importance of Holiness
Jon's message this morning was on Ephesians 5:25-27. The emphasis was on purity. Some of his comments fit so well with what we have been thinking of as those who are not from around here.
He told us that, just as idolatry is putting anything above God, adultery is putting anything above your spouse. Even when still young, we should be keeping pure in the expectation of that future relationship.
Guys, he said, are deceived through the eyes. So we need to be careful about what it is we look at. He also encouraged the girls to think about how they dressed and acted for the sake of not causing their brothers to stumble.
Girls, we heard, are caught through the heart. As guys, we need to be careful how we act because we can show interest and hurt our sisters in Christ.
These messages are so practical in a world like ours, where God's standards are mocked and ignored.