November 18, 2018
1. The destructive powers of Lust are in the news daily.
2. The definition of Lust reveals two opposing world views
a) Secularism: Lust is to have a very strong sexual desire for someone.
b) Biblical: Lust is sinful when sexual pleasures are pursued for immediate-gratification, personal pleasure, and self-
fulfillment. Matthew 5:27-30
3. Humans were created for a personal relationship with God and one another.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength…” Deut.6:4,5
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39
4. Antidotes to Lust:
a) Love God with a pure heart. Matthew 5:8
b) Confess your sins to Jesus and another person. Psalm 51
c) Do whatever it takes to remove triggers and temptation. 1 Cor.6:18
d) Cultivate strong friendships and accountability partners. Colossians 3:5,6
e) See each other as image bearers of the living God. 1 Cor.6:19, 20
f) Rediscover hallowed pleasures of God. Matthew 6:22,23
g) Serve others as Jesus served us. Ephesians 5:21