Archive | August 2012

Sexual Temptation


Are you an 18 to 29 something? If so you’ve definitely have grown in the society where sexual desire and premarital sex surrounds us. Being a Christian and standing firm in the word of God in this culture is probably the hardest thing for a man!

Every where we look there is sex sex sex Hense the term sexual temptation. For example, I currently work at a popular mall close to where I live, walking around the mall you see advertisements everywhere. Some are funny and others are eye catching but the truth of it is there’s always some advertising set primarily to lure you in through sexual temptation. For example many clothing departments advertise their clothing with woman barely wearing clothing to begin with. As I continue walking around the mall there’s also a movie theater showing the latest popular movies. These movies bring another interesting topic where sexual temptation is a key figure.

Overall everywhere you go there’s sexual temptation lingering around the corner.

1 Corinthians 6:18
“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.”

What’s sexual purity what is it and what isn’t it?
( any form of intimacy outside of marriage is sexual impurity)

When we engage in sexual impurity with a women we open up our emotions!
( as a result sexual impurity in a relationship can create drama)

When we engage in anything sexual with ourselves or others it’s selfish
( Sex is a gift from GOD) and we misuse it! In a number of ways!

1 Corinthians 10:13
“No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

As men we will always be tempted! But God gives us a way out
What’s the biggest way out! ( each other accountability)

If your struggling the best thing to do is to admit it! You can’t beat this thing on your own!

When you sin in this area it’s a different feeling,
You feel disgusting and dirty because we know we have sinned.

This is one of Satan’s lies that makes you believe this is going to be fulfilling but than makes you fell horrible after its done.

Hebrews 13:4
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
1 Thesolonians 4:3-5
“It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body  in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God”

Remember that God has set a time for everything. Click the link to watch a video about that.
A Time For Everything Video

To read more about how to overcome sexual temptation check out this articles:
What You Enjoy May Hurt You
What is “Sexual Holiness” Anyway?
The Secret Sexual Revolution

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Submitting to Authority

Read Romans 13

What are some reasons men struggle with authority

We tend to think are way is better than gods way
We have this sense of pride
If we submit in anyway we are less of a man
This is What the world teaches us

If any man says he doesn’t struggle with authority he’s lying

What are some of your struggles with authority?

When we don’t submit to authority has it ever turned out good?
( usually it doesn’t we end up in more trouble then when we started)

Jesus was a prime example of being humble and serving people
Jesus always made himself less than others and he changed the world

Read James chapter 4

Repentance

To turn from sin and amend your life

What is true repentance ?

Repentance is not just words its an attitude it’s actually an attitude adjustment

Why do men struggle with repentance?

It’s Much easier to live in sin than to do right

2nd chronicles 7:14

Repentance is not just asking for forgiveness if you know your just gonna mess up after saying forgive me WHAT’S THE POINT

Is there a proper place or proper way to repent?

Before Jesus they gave animal sacrifices to make up for there sin most times it was actually a baby

Why was it a baby

Romans 6:23
Provbers 16:25

Jesus Paid that death sentence for us!

What do you think Jesus would ask in return for our sin?

Our lives true repentance of your sin is giving up your lives!  And what you’ve done before