April 9, 2010
Pastor James List of Purity Issues
1. When was the last time you made a crude joke or laughed at one?
2. When was the last time you sat through a sexual scene on TV, probably between unmarried people – 80% are, without turning it off, maybe completely undisturbed?
3. Men especially – do your eyes look over someone attractive, in a way that would make them uncomfortable if they noticed?
4. Are there dirty words in your vocabulary that link you to the world and not to Christ?
5. Do you read books that tell stories of immorality and rationalize your enjoyment of them?
6. Do you go places where the sexual atmosphere is thick and not feel deeply troubled?
7. Are you even now, maybe this past week, struggling with an attraction or relationship with a person not your spouse, or if you’re single, not a Christian?
8. Do people sense the freedom to be off-color around you? Do they have the impression you will tolerate it?
9. How do your convictions about appropriate entertainment differ from someone you know who does not know Christ?
10. What do you think that you would not do if Jesus Christ were visually present with you?
(from a message by Pastor James MacDonald, Harvest Bible Chapel, Rolling Meadows, IL, entitled “Convicted on Purity,” August 12 & 13, 2006)
April 7, 2010
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Maybe this isn’t even a question in your mind. Perhaps you struggle with sexual sin yourself and think no one can really understand your secret battle. You are not alone. Immorality is a silent sin that is eating through the church like a cancer.
Your experience with sexual sins might be as a counselor. You personally know the painful devastation of sexual sin as you have watched the havoc wreaked on families because of poor moral choices.
Sadly, you might be one of the growing numbers of victims of sexual sin. Your suffering may be even worsened by a perpetrator who was close, someone you trusted or loved. You just want the pain to stop.
Whatever drew you to our site, Welcome! There is hope and healing. If you call yourself a Christian who has secretly (or not so secretly) struggled with sexual sin but are finally ready to honestly deal with it, we want to help. Take some time to look around. When you are ready, contact us. Talking is the first step forward.
If you are a victim of sexual sin, you need someone who can lovingly lead you to healing hands. Let us help you.
“3For this is the will of God, your sanctification that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness andhonor,” 1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
Purity is God’s expressed will for your life. It is His desire for you.
We look forward to speaking with you.
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April 6, 2010
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