In this lab, John Piper not only gives a short-term plan to conquer individual temptations but details a long-term strategy for lasting purity.
Some questions to ask as you read and study:
- Is there a connection between your joy in the Lord and your battle with sexual sin? Are you more resilient when you are happy in Christ?
- What is John Piper’s solution to sustained victory over sexual sin? How does someone cultivate this attitude?
- How can you intentionally pursue joy in the Lord to help strengthen you against temptation this week?
Six Steps for Defeating Lust (ANTHEM)
Step 1: Avoid all possible temptation.
Step 2: Say, “No!” to every lustful thought.
Step 3: Turn your eyes towards Christ.
Step 4: Hold onto a promise from God.
Step 5: Enjoy Jesus more than sinful pleasure.
Step 6: Move away from idleness and find something to do.