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Self and Lust – A Biblical Story and Modern Movie Mash-up


I present the Love and Lordship series multiple times a year.  In our discussion on agape and porneia we view a clip from Fireproof: The Movie and I connect it with King David’s adultery with Bathsheba and subsequent murder of her husband, Uriah (one of his top lieutenants).  A few years ago as I was presenting this The Holy Spirit gave me some insights that have helped many in their battle against porneia and other sins. We view the movie clip where Caleb (Kirk Cameron’s character) is looking at some pictures...
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The Cookie Jar – A Satire on Love


This may come across as corny or silly, but I have so many that come up to me after sharing this—sometimes even months or years later—and share their appreciation for this illustration.  So here it is… Picture yourself as a child, or maybe as a parent with your children, gathered around the dinner table nearly finished with the meal.  The children in the picture are struggling to clean up their plate, so mom or dad grabs a jar out of the pantry and takes the...
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Loving Discipline vs Lustful Desires


We must be brutally honest with ourselves if we are to live as Christ’s disciples and build His Kingdom in loving relationships. Because as I share this couple’s story I have to say that this is not at all uncommon.  As a matter of fact it is very much so, and all too, common. One Couple’s Battle with Porn/Porneia They had been in my office several times and, while there was improvement, it was evident that there was still a lot of tension and struggle. ...
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Loving Relationships vs Stuff/Success


God’s Word calls us to seek His Kingdom and Righteousness first (Matthew 6:33) and to focus on that which is eternal rather than temporal (2 Corinthians 4:18).  These commands prompt us to explore what The Holy Spirit means in His Word when He speaks of eternal or Kingdom things to ensure that we understand where we are to invest our lives.  After a thorough search I could find only three things that exist on this temporal earth that are Kingdom in nature.  They are: 1)...
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Relationships: What We Were Created For


The answer lies in a personal relationship to Jesus Christ…We can ever remain powerless, as were the disciples, by trying to do God’s work not in concentration on His power, but by ideas drawn from our own temperament. We slander God by our very eagerness to work for Him without knowing Him… This is your line of service — to see that there is nothing between Jesus and yourself. Is there?  Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest Disguising Godly Relationships Several years ago, I...
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