Temptation

Porn-Free: The 40 Day Challenge

If you or someone you know battles the seemingly unslayable dragon of viewing pornography, you may be keenly interested to learn about Covenant Eyes’ 40 Day Challenge. There is no financial cost to sign up, you will receive daily emails with relevant material to digest, a free journal to write in through the process, and 40 days of free internet accountability software from CE.

After watching the introductory video, and reading the topics covered each day, I would encourage you to sign up before Wednesday so you can participate if this is a battle you’re faced with. I’m encouraged to read about daily topics like “Radical Amputation: What do you need to cut?”, “Lust or a worship disorder?”, “Don’t be a practical atheist”, and “Pleasure is not the enemy.”

The whole program is based on the premise of “Run from…Run to…Run with” and the theme verse is 2 Timothy 2:22:

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.

If you’re caught in this habitual sin, it’s killing you, it may be killing your family if you have one, it will impact your family in the future if the Lord gives you one, it’s destroying your relationship with the Lord, and it negatively impacts your local church, even if they have no knowledge of your involvement with pornography.  If you need to fight, or know someone who does, you can sign up right here.

RE(media)L Holiness

On Sunday morning I deeply appreciated the strength of Pastor Caleb’s comments related to media and entertainment.  Those were rare comments coming from someone in their early 20’s, which, in my estimation, gives them far greater weight.  The temptation, when hearing remarks such as we did, is to activate our “inner lawyer”, as Paul Tripp would say, so as to reason away our viewing habits.   read more

Fighting…but not really.

The possibility exists that you might seem to be fighting against the enemy of your soul when in fact you may not be.  Here’s some gold from Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armour that paints the picture: read more