Category: Sexual Sin

Biblical Accountability

  Introduction In last week’s men’s group post, Dave discussed and explained the problem of lust and how we as men must overcome it. One of the questions we heard asked the most was “What about accountability?” This post is aimed at answering some of those questions. This post grew out of some thoughts I’d originally posted on personal accountability on my own blog. After posting, I got a lot of helpful feedback from some men in my life, so I’ve expanded the post to include the Scriptural foundation of accountability, as well as some of the things that have led to successful, effective accountability in my own life. Dave was gracious enough to let me share it with the rest of you. I pray that it will be a help and a blessing to you. Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2Ti 2:22, KJV, emphasis added) Flee…  But follow. That is the basis for biblical accountability. In this, the most specific passage directly touching on how we as men ought to deal with lust, Paul commands Timothy to flee them. Not flee them to bury himself in work. Not flee them to drown himself in music or media. Flee them… to follow. To follow righteousness, faith, love, and peace. And not by himself – but with those...

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Men, Sexual Sin, Purity and the Gospel

Opening I am pleased to announce the opening of the men’s ministry today. More information on the purpose and vision for this new ministry will be forthcoming. In the meantime we ask for your prayers. Today, we are going to look at sexual sin, purity and the Gospel. If you have topics you would like to see covered please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, along with your thoughts or questions on the article. Introduction Sexual sin more than ever is running rampant in the Church. Men are falling by the wayside, and the result is marriages are ending, and churches are being weakened. The issue of sexual sin is a sensitive issue, which means many men would rather it be kept in the darkness, and not have it spoken of openly in the light of God’s presence. The problem with the attitude of keeping this sin in the darkness is that one will never overcome sexual sin with this attitude. In order to demonstrate the scope of the problem with sexual sin consider the following statistics. The total porn industry revenue for 2006: $13.3 billion in the United States; $97 billion worldwide (Internet Filter Review). U.S. adult DVD/video rentals in 2005: almost 1 billion (Adult Video News). Hotel viewership for adult films: 55% (cbsnews.com).A 1996 Promise Keepers survey at one of their stadium events revealed that...

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