Move: How Laziness Feeds Lust

Sexual sin loves an idle mind. In this lab, John Piper not only warns about the danger of boredom, but calls us to holy productivity as a way to fight lust.

Some questions to ask as you read and study:

  1. Have you found a connection in your own life between laziness and vigilance against sexual sin?
  2. What are the six steps in the strategy ANTHEM? Why is “move” a fitting final step?
  3. Boredom is tough terrain to fight sexual temptation. What will free time look like this week? What will you do with that time to stay active?

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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.