how to overcome sexual lust
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DESCRIPTIONHOW TO OVERCOME SEXUAL LUST. Our focus. The lust of the flesh 2. How to overcome. JAMES 1:14-15. “But each one is tempted by his lusts, being drawn away and seduced by them. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin. And sin, when it is fully formed, brings forth death .” (MKJV). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
HOW TO OVERCOME SEXUAL LUSTOur focusThe lust of the flesh2. How to overcome JAMES 1:14-15 But each one is tempted by his lusts, being drawn away and seduced by them. Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin. And sin, when it is fully formed, brings forth death.(MKJV)
I. DEFINITION OF LUST(Free Encyclopedia)
Lust is a powerful psychological force producing intense wanting for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion.What is sexual lust?It is sexual desires that have become illicit desiresSexual desires are expressed in context of marriage only
II.LUST OF THE FLESH.
1 John 2:16 For everything in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--comes not from the Father but from the world.
Facts about sexual lust1. Sexual lust is sinMathew 5:28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.(NIV)
Greek word(epithumeo) which means (to set the heart upon)A house is complete before it is built
Proverbs 6:25 Do not lust after her beauty in your heart; nor let her take you with her eyelids.(MKJV)2. Lust is not Love.Lust is selfish. 2 Samuel 13:2-15Amnon had lust towards his sister TamarsVs 14-15, Love turns to hatred
The lust of the flesh- Pressure from within us.The lust of the eyes- Pressure from what we seeHOW TO OVERCOME THE FLESHCrucify the flesh with its passion and lust.
Galatians 5:24But those belonging to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.
2. Keep your thoughts pure.
But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. Do not feed your thoughts with Pornography, circular music, and x-rated movies. Make a covenant with your eyes Job 31:1I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?(MKJV)
3. Exercise self control.Proverbs 25:28 A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.(ESV) Titus 2:11-12 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, (ESV)Set boundariesLive a disciplined life4. Dont arouse sexual desiresSong of Solomon 8:4Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you: Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.(NIV)
Those in relationships and are not marriedMen should be careful how to communicate with ladies Ladies should be careful how dress up in publicWomen should not dress sexy in public They should dress modestlyBe careful with what you buy 5. Be controlled by the Holy SpiritRomans 8:6If your thinking is controlled by your sinful self, there is spiritual death. But if your thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace. (ERV)