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Recap

Jesus says that looking at someone with lustful intention is sin. It is a condition of the heart and the mind. Thankfully, Jesus gives us a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) and we are no longer conforming to the pattern of this world, but are being transformed in the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2).

We have our minds transformed through God’s Word. In it, we learn that our greatest, truest desire is for God alone. Therefore, we reject what society and our sinful hearts seek, that is satisfaction outside of God’s commandments. We turn our attention to what is right and true and noble.

If you are struggling with sin, have committed sin, remember the good news! God loves us, and in Christ, He has forgiven us our sin, so that we can really, truly live! No sin is too much for Christ to bear, even the sin of murder.

Here are the links I referred to in the message: www.challies.com. (8 Sins You Commit When You Look at Porn) Respectable Sins, Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges.  

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Readings

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” John 14:6 ESV

Monday

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Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Exodus 20:1-20

John 8:1-11

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Hosea 1-3

1 Corinthians 6:12-20

Ephesians 5:21-33

Matthew 5:21-26; Genesis 33:1-20

 

Questions to think about as you read:

  1. How are the Ten Commandments Divided? How does getting the first four right impact the following six?
  2. Why did the accusers leave? How did Jesus respond to the woman? What does this teach you about your sin, and how to respond when people sin against you?
  3. As you think and meditate on the Biblical definition of love, how does this impact the way you live (as a married person, as a single person, as a friend, etc.?
  4. Why did God instruct Hosea to marry a prostitute? In what way are God’s people like prostitutes? Knowing God’s loves you, as Hosea loved Gomer, how will you respond to God when you sin, and where does your faithfulness come from?
  5. Why are we commanded to flee from sexual immorality? What is it about sexual sin that makes it different from other sins?
  6. Whether married or single, meditate on these verses. There is a lot in here, what does this teach us about our relationship with God and how he transforms us?
  7. Read through the passages before the service, to prepare your heart and mind to what God wants to teach you through the preaching of his Word!