Many fail in their fight against lust because they think the battle is over once they have said no. In this lab, John Piper explains why we must not only refuse lust but turn our minds to heavenly beauty.
Some questions to ask as you read and study:
- If you are stuck in a cycle of sexual sin, why do you think you continue to fall?
- Watch the lab. Why is saying no not enough in our fight against lust?
- The battle for sexual purity is about saying yes to the right things. Consider thinking of three verses that you will call to mind this week when you are tempted with lust.
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.