Say No: You Have Five Seconds to Kill It


Given the chance, lust will quickly consume your thoughts. In this lab, John Piper explains why we only have about five seconds to get the upper hand.

Some questions to ask as you read and study:

  1. Think back on times when you successfully said no to lust. Why do you think you were successful those times?
  2. Watch the lab. Why does John Piper say we have about five seconds to kill a lustful thought?
  3. Since you only have five seconds to respond to a lustful thought, you want your, “no!” to be instinctive. Take some time to literally practice what you’re going to say when lustful thoughts strike.

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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.