Posts Tagged ‘Freedom’

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#8): Say YES to the New Walk

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Having chosen to say NO to the “old man” or old way of living, God commands us to say YES to the new way of living. Walk on!

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#7): Say NO to the Old Walk

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

There are two parts to discipleship living – saying “no” to some things and saying “yes” to others. In this study, we look at what we are to say “no” to.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#6): Love God, Not the World (1 John 2:15-17)

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

What does it mean to love the world? Why are we commanded NOT to love the world? John gives us several reasons.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#5): Living Like We Don’t Belong (1 Peter 2:11-12)

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Former Northridge pastor Sean Kelly teaches on this strong but hope-giving warning about abstaining from lusts “which war against the soul.”

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#4): 16 Ways to Respond to Lust (Part 2)

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

The Bible gives us great hope for spiritual victory over illicit lust. In fact, over and over again God’s Word gives us clear teaching that we can escape the trap of lust through the freedom we have in Christ Jesus! In this study, we look at the second 8 of 16 ways God teaches us to respond to lust in order to have the life that God intended – a life serving Him rather than a life enslaved to our passions.

Independence: Understanding Spiritual Freedom (Romans 6:16-23)

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Independence is often misunderstood. When the 13 colonies declared their independence from England, they did not consider themselves free in every way. They considered themselves free to obey God in truth by His revelation. They changed masters, from the King of England to God Himself.

In the same way, when we are saved from slavery to sin, we are not released to do our own thing. We cease being slaves to sin and become slaves to God! We are slaves, either to sin, or to God. There is no third choice. Romans 6 is very clear about it!