FLESH SERIES: Sex, Lust, Porn and The Christian

By Rick James, Ben Bennett, Brett Butcher and Nick Decola

Sexual immorality and pornography have become the defining issues and obstacles to spiritual growth and ministry on campus.

Flesh for men deals fearlessly with lust, sex and pornography in a clear, comprehensive manner.

Flesh Series does not stir up guilt but helps individuals understand the battle they’re facing and implement practical growth steps. The series will cover God’s design for sex, pornography, masturbation, causes of habitual sin, proactive accountability, boundaries in dating, homosexuality and sanctification in how we grow.

The series is divided into two sections: The Flesh Series of articles and assignments (listed below), and the Flesh Series Group Discussion material.

1 - Mind Made Up

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.

2 - God’s Design of Sex

Before we discuss lust, sexual immorality or pornography, we need to begin with God’s original design.

 

3 - What's Up With Masturbation?

What does God have to say on the topic of masturbation?
 

4 - Temptation

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.

5 - Blood Brothers

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.
 

6 - The Belt of Truth

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.

7 - Our Body, God’s Temple

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.

8 - Plan of Action

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.
 

9 - Boundaries in Dating

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.

10 - Forgiven

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?
 

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