Information about all events listed can be
found at www.orlandowoc.org or on the
church app. The location for each event
is the church, unless otherwise noted.
● March 3: Better Man Event. Tickets
● March 9: Girl Talk @ 7pm.
● March 16: Night of Prayer and Worship
● March 18: Membership Class @ 8am.
● March 24: Water Baptism - If you’re
interested in being water baptized,
please see your Life Group leader.
● What is the purpose of sex?
● How did you first learn about sex?
Did the information you gained help
or hurt you in your understanding of
● If you were at church, what idea stood
out to you from Sunday’s message?
16 And don’t you realize that if a man joins
himself to a prostitute, he becomes one
body with her? For the Scriptures say,
“The two are united into one.”
17 But the person who is joined to the Lord
is one spirit with him.
18 Run from sexual sin! No other sin so
clearly af ects the body as this one does.
For sexual immorality is a sin against your
19 Don’t you realize that your body is the
temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you
and was given to you by God? You do not
belong to yourself,
20 for God bought you with a high price. So
you must honor God with your body.
1 Corinthians 6:16-20 (NLT)
Sexuality and your sexual behavior is not
just physical. We live in a culture that
wants to make it simple, surface, and
physical. Kind of like, “I didn’t even know
her name...and it was spring break...and
we were both drunk....and she got
pregnant. I said I’d pay for an abortion. She
didn’t want that - which is her business. It’s
her kid, and I’m just moving on with my life.”
Why is it that most people's greatest
regrets are sexual? Why can't we shake it
off like a speeding ticket or a season of too
much credit card debt? We want to treat sex
like it’s just physical. But in our hearts and in
our experiences, eventually we come crashing
into this reality: God has designed sex to be
more than physical and to keep from hurting
ourselves (and others) we have to treat it as
1. Determine the story you want to tell.
● Mark 10:6-9
A few weeks ago we determined that your
present will soon be your past, which will show
up in your future. How you live now, will
determine what your future story will be.
Do you want your story to be like some married
couples who end up in counseling in the first
few years because they discover their partners
lied? The reason for the lie? They didn’t want to
tell their spouse the true stories they wrote. They
were afraid they would lose their spouse if they
were to tell their true story. Maybe your story
could be that you fooled around but today you
made up your mind to honor God with your
body, and everything changed. You decided to
become the person that you were looking for
was looking for. A man/woman who honored
God with their body both before and after
So single people, let’s go ahead, let’s decide no
—what story do you want to tell?
● What story do you want to tell?
● What story do you want to hear?
2. Decide ahead of time what honoring God with your body looks like.
● Galatians 5:16
● 1 Corinthians 10:31
When you have a financial budget you know
ahead of time - you’re pre-decided - what you
will and will not spend when you’re out and
about. In a similar way, you need a sexual
budget - a body budget. You need to decide
ahead of time what you will not do physically
in a relationship. Pre-decide boundaries. If
you don’t make the decision about what you
will and will not do before the temptation arises,
you will fall. Going in without a game plan leads
When you pre-decide, you’re making important
plans for your future. Though it may seem like a
big sacrifice giving up something now for
something better later, it’s not a sacrifice. What is
it? An investment.
When you decide to set sexual and moral standards,
every time you apply those standards, you are
investing in a future relationship. Every single time
you say no, you’re actually saying yes. Every single
time you feel like you’re making a sacrifice, you’re
actually making an investment in YOUR future.
Because, when you sin sexually, as Paul said, you sin
against yourself. But, when you ascribe to God’s
moral values, you invest in your own future and
your own relationship. Because at the end of the
day, sex is not just physical.
● How would you help a friend who wants to
pre-decide and make the right investment in
their future as it pertains to relationship and
● How have you seen the benefits in your own
life from pre-deciding your boundaries and
maintaining your “body budget?”
1. How can you be more intentional about the
story you want to tell? What needs to change?
2. What did you learn and how will you apply it?