003 Seven Deadly Sins Seven Life-Giving Virtues Part 3 Lust versus Covenant Love

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1. SDS #2: LUST TRANSFORMED INTO COVENANT LOVEREVIEW PREVIOUS WEEK Series booklet Acronym: EGG SLAP Last week: pride transformed into humility What is sin? Greek hamartia miss the mark 2. 1. PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF LUST Lat. Luxuria = extravagance, decadenceThis is not the stability of a flourishing, resilientsociety. Its the peace of a decadent one. RDouthat Scripture:1Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of theflesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride oflife, is not of the Father, but is of the world.Solomon: Prov 5:1-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-27espec. 6:27-29 + 32-33Jesus: Mt 5:27-30 3. 1. PLUMBING THE DEPTHS OF LUST Lat. Luxuria = extravagance, decadence Scripture C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters Ive always admitted that I am ruled by mypassions. Elizabeth Taylor Casting Crowns: Its a slow fade 4. 2. OVERCOMING LUST THROUGH COVENANT LOVE& FAITHFULNESS1Thess 4:1-5; 5:23 / p. 1171Sanctification = practical holiness, letting theHoly Spirit completely control your lifeApproach 1: Proactive & Preventivewww.covenanteyes.comApproach 2: Reactive & Therapeutic 5. 2. OVERCOMING LUST THROUGH COVENANT LOVE& FAITHFULNESSDef. LUST is the misuse of sex for personalgratification, debasing it from the holy purpose forwhich God has given it to us.Unchastity. Violation of the Bibles marriage laws.Lack of consideration for ones partner in the use ofthe marital relationship. Refusal to fulfill thepurpose of marriage in the bringing forth and givingadequate care to children, or to take our full sharein the responsibilities or work involved. 6. 2. OVERCOMING LUST THROUGH COVENANT LOVE& FAITHFULNESSUnfaithfulness to ones spouse. Sexual indulgenceoutside marriage, in thought or act, alone or withothers.Immodesty. Stimulation of sexual desire in othersby word, dress, or actions; or in ones self byreading, pictures, or fantasies. Collecting orrecounting dirty stories. 7. 2. OVERCOMING LUST THROUGH COVENANT LOVE& FAITHFULNESSPrudery. Fear of sex or condemnation of it as evil initself. Refusal to seek adequate sexual instruction orthe attempt to prevent others from obtaining it.Stimulation of excessive and harmful curiosity byundue secrecy. Repression of sex.Cruelty. Deliberate infliction of pain, mental orphysical. Tormenting of animals. 8. 2. OVERCOMING LUST THROUGH COVENANT LOVE& FAITHFULNESS1Thess 4:1-5; 5:23 / p. 1171Sanctification = letting the Holy Spiritcompletely control your lifeApproach 1: Proactive & PreventiveApproach 2: Reactive & TherapeuticApproach 3: StrategicConclusion