Posts Tagged ‘Pleasure’

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.”