Posts Tagged ‘sex’

November 18th, 2009 Focus Passage: Proverbs 14:15-18 15 Only simpletons believe everything they’re told! The prudent carefully consider their steps. 16 The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. 17 Short-tempered people do foolish things, and schemers are hated. 18 Simpletons are clothed with foolishness, but the prudent are crowned [...]

February 9th, 2009 Focus Text: Proverbs 12: 4 (NLT) 4 A worthy wife is a crown for her husband,       but a disgraceful woman is like cancer in his bones.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead I hate to harp, but it’s somewhat necessary when we encounter passages such as this one because of their [...]

December 8th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 10: 12 (NLT) 12 Hatred stirs up quarrels,       but love makes up for all offenses.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead Love stories . . . we’ve all heard them.  Boy meets girl.  Girl likes boy.  Boy meets girl’s daddy.  Girl’s daddy intimidates boy to the point that [...]

October 30th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 7: 5-27 (NLT)  5 Let them protect you from an affair with an immoral woman,       from listening to the flattery of a promiscuous woman.  6 While I was at the window of my house,       looking through the curtain,  7 I saw some naive young men,       and one in particular who lacked common [...]

October 24th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 30-35 (NLT)  30 Excuses might be found for a thief       who steals because he is starving.  31 But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,       even if he has to sell everything in his house.  32 But the man who commits adultery is an utter [...]

October 23rd, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 6: 24-29 (NLT)  24 It will keep you from the immoral woman,       from the smooth tongue of a promiscuous woman.  25 Don’t lust for her beauty.       Don’t let her coy glances seduce you.  26 For a prostitute will bring you to poverty,       but sleeping with another man’s wife will cost you your [...]

October 10th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 22-23 (NLT) 22 An evil man is held captive by his own sins;       they are ropes that catch and hold him.  23 He will die for lack of self-control;       he will be lost because of his great foolishness.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead In the course of [...]

October 9th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 21 (NLT)  21 For the Lord sees clearly what a man does,       examining every path he takes.   Stop Here and Reflect Before Reading Ahead My entire adult life, either as a public school teacher or as a youth pastor, has been spent in the presence of teenagers.  As the [...]

October 8th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 15-20 (NLT) 15 Drink water from your own well—       share your love only with your wife.  16 Why spill the water of your springs in the streets,       being intimate with just anyone?  17 You should reserve it for yourselves.       Never share it with strangers.  18 Let your wife be a [...]

October 7th, 2008 Focus Text: Proverbs 5: 7-14 (NLT)  7 So now, my sons, listen to me.       Never stray from what I am about to say:  8 Stay away from her!       Don’t go near the door of her house!  9 If you do, you will lose your honor       and will lose to merciless people all you have achieved. [...]