The power of lust is its embedded lies - little white ones, dark and monstrous things. With Christ dwelling in us, our hearts cannot endure the pain of outright rebellion.
Let’s talk about temptation. And I mean temptation with a capital “T,” not a small “t.” I’m talking about the ever-present temptation of sex, sexy women and sexy images.
Having purposed in your heart to pursue sexual purity, you will need to employ some very basic, but crucial tactics to guard your heart from lust.
When we put our faith in Jesus Christ and invite Him into our hearts, it is the person of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Christ), not really Jesus, who comes to dwell in us.
We found this major common denominator for those who have seen victory: a clear, memorable decision or resolution to fight - to make no compromise nor to allow even a hint of sexual immorality.
Before we discuss lust, sexual immorality or pornography, we need to begin with God’s original design.
Due to Christ’s death on the cross, your sins have been forgiven. But you will continue to sin. So, what should you do when you sin?
For testosterone-enriched men, besides the issue of masturbation, there’s no bigger question than where the line is drawn on physical contact in a dating relationship.
If you are going to see victory in your struggle with lust and pornography, you will need the power of a team, of community and of accountability.
Regardless of the form of the destructiveness, several common characteristics are often true of people struggling with habitual sin.
Our spiritual growth takes place within a male or female body so at some point we are led to consider the question: What does it look like, not simply to be a godly individual, but a godly male or female?
The second half of Dan Allender's powerful Men's Time seminar at CSU 2007.
Part One of the riveting Men's Time at CSU 2007. With wit and wisdom, Dan Allender communicates timeless truths in a fresh, compelling manner.
I realized I needed to be intentional in raising my children. Fortunately, I had a good model.
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