Specific Sin Issues


Fighting Sin

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Everyone enjoys some time off with time to relax and enjoy the pleasures of life. In fact, God gave us rest and the bible even says that he made all things for us to enjoy (1 Tim. 6:17). But when time off and pleasure becomes the main goal in one's life, there is a danger of worshiping the idol comfort. People who worship comfort experience a rush of momentary pleasure, but they rarely experience the power of God at work in those who forsake all to follow Him.

Read Phil 3:8
Discuss: What would it look like to live a life as Paul describes?

Confess the sin

Do you find yourself refusing to give up certain things in life when following Jesus and making Him known requires you to?
Do you find yourself wanting more of what God gives than of Himself?

Identify the lie

What do you find yourself daydreaming about most often?
What kinds of things are you most unhappy or discontented in life without?

Replace the lie with truth

Read Heb. 12:1-2, 1 Cor. 9:24-27, 1 Tim 5:8, Ps. 16:11

How does God prove to you that He is better than all the earth’s pleasures?

Apply Grace to respond

How has your need for the gospel been revealed in these passages?
The next time you feel discontent or fear losing earthly pleasures how could you respond in trusting God?

Memory verse

Phil 3:8