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.
“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
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
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
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
Definition-brave,bold, having the mind and spirit to face difficult situations
Would you consider yourself courageous
Why or why not
Under the worlds standards what does courageous look like?
Under Gods standards what does it look like to be courageous
In the bible there are ton of stories about men ( young men) being courageous
The good news is being courageous! Is God is going with us!
( being courageous is trusting God)
Believing what he says and letting our lives being that example!
2nd timothy 1:7
Being courageous you can’t let fear get in the way! You can’t sit on the sidelines
( fear is the biggest lie of the enemey)
What is another word for envy
What do we as men get jealous of?
Jealousy is rooted in our own insecurity So it’s natural when we feel insecure we get jealous or tend to envy somthing or someone else
Jealousy only causes problems when has jealousy ever turned out good
As godly men we need to understand that who we are and what we have is because God saw it fit.
A)The state of being held accountable for something
Or having a duty
What are some of our responilibity’s as young men?
Being a Christian does that affect them? Or do they stay the same?
Being A Godly man involves more than just the regular responsibilities than wat a man would actually think
1st Timothy 4:12
1st Corinthians 11:12
B)Why can’t we be responsible sometimes what’s makes it hard?
It takes work! Being responsible it’s definatley not easy!
I would rather not pay my bills and go blow my money on what I feel like
I would rather sleep In than go to work
What are some of the disadvantage’s of not being responisble?
Are there any advantages? At all?
The advantage’s of being responsible far out way than being irresponsible
Philippians 4:9 ( look to an example and try to imitate what he does)