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Pleasing God with our Sexuality

November 2, 2014 Speaker: Paul Ortlinghaus Series: The Gospel & The Church: A study in 1 Thessalonians

Topic: Bible Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:1–4:8

God calls us to live a life pleasing to him with our sexuality.

... Sex improperly used will undermine your holiness and your sanctification, but sex properly used is a way to be holy. - Tim Keller

A.N.T.H.E.M. strategy for fighting lust (John Piper)

A - AVOID as much as is possible and reasonable the sights and situations that arouse unfitting desire.
N - Say NO to every lustful thought within five seconds.
T - TURN the mind forcefully toward Christ as a superior satisfaction.
H - HOLD the promise and the pleasure of Christ firmly in your mind until it pushes the other images out.
E - ENJOY a superior satisfaction.
M - MOVE into a useful activity away from idleness and other vulnerable behaviors.

Click here to read the complete explanation of each item in John Piper's acronym.

Another important and valuable resource in the fight for sexual purity is the ministry of Celebrate Recovery. Click here to learn more.


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