Category: Warriors of Grace

Spiritual Warfare in the Life of a Man

Do you really believe in the spiritual realm? Do you believe there is a battle raging for the souls of men? It is hard to imagine that this is true if we are living in relative comfort and ease. But no matter our earthly situation, we need to think and live like soldiers. In Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul is likely getting to the main point he wanted to make all along to the Christians in Ephesus. He frames the Christian life in light of the cosmic spiritual battle that is always going on, but about which we are often ignorant....

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Seven Ways to Care for Your Wife

In that extremely complex and, at times, hard to understand a section of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, we come across the comparison between the married and the unmarried (1 Cor. 7). In short, the Apostle insists that marriage is good (and the norm) but that it brings with it a division of attention. Those who are married have a preoccupation with their spouse. Those who are unmarried are free to more fully “care about the things of the Lord” while “the married man cares about…how to please his wife” and “the married woman cares about…how to please her husband.” This forces us to ask...

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Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Five

Over the last several weeks we have looked at how God through Christ sets men free from sexual sin. Sexual sin is a serious threat to the local church. Men are being consumed by this sin on a daily basis. Many of these men feel out of control and helpless. Pornography and sexual sin devour men’s souls each and every day. God has given us a tremendous opportunity to administer the gospel for His glory and the love of our neighbor. It is of the utmost importance to find these brothers and make sure they understand the saving power of the gospel. Jesus Christ...

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Hope for the Sexually Broken Part Four

We have been exploring how the gospel rescues the sexually broken and restores purity by imputing the purity of Christ Jesus. Last week we examined the difference between genuine repentance and counterfeit repentance. This week we are going to explore how we must pursue spiritual disciplines as a means to grow in godliness for the glory of God. Using Spiritual Disciplines to Fight Sexual Sin God through Christ has provided the believer with everything he needs to overcome the sinful addiction to pornography and other sexual sins and temptations. As the believer repents from a life filled with sexual immorality it...

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Fighting Sexual Sin with Joy in the Lord

Joy may not be the first thought you think of when it comes to sexual sin. In my experience with working with those who are addicted to pornography they often experience a lot of guilt and shame, not joy and freedom. When I talk about joy I’m talking about joy in the Lord not in sexual sin. We don’t rejoice when someone is engaged in sexual sin, we put an arm around them, walk alongside them, and speak the truth in love. Finding joy in the Lord is critical to overcoming sexual sin.  Let’s look at how the Bible...

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