Posts Tagged ‘Hedonism’

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.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#3): 16 Ways to Respond to Lust

Tuesday, August 24th, 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 first 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.

Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#2): Ways We Are Tempted

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

In order to become a fruitful disciple, we have to have the right perspective on pleasure, its lure by lust, and its results. In this study we briefly examine our three key enemies: (1) the world; (2) the flesh; and (3) the devil. Then we look at the three major avenues through which we are tempted:  (1) the lust of the eyes; (2) the lust of the flesh; and (3) the pride of life.

Becoming Fruitful Disciples: Avoiding the Pleasure Trap (#1)

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Luke 8:14 indicates that Christ’s followers can be drawn off course by the pursuit or lure of illicit pleasure (or simply a primary focus on what pleases us). We begin our look at what the Bible has to say about this destructive practice of “loving pleasure more than loving God.”