Lessons Addicts Can Learn from the Temptations of Jesus, Part 1

In Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew writes about the temptations of Jesus. Matthew records the first temptation as follows: 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.  2 And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.  3 And the tempter came… Continue reading Lessons Addicts Can Learn from the Temptations of Jesus, Part 1

Romans 6 Series: Part 9, Newness of Life Vs. Oldness of Porn

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. Do you believe, on the basis of your faith in the resurrection of Jesus, that God will raise you on the last day? Do you also believe that you are united to the living Christ now? Do you believe that God… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 9, Newness of Life Vs. Oldness of Porn

Romans 6 Series: Part 8, In This Hope We Were Saved

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. For Paul it all goes back to our faith in Christ. But this isn’t just any sort of faith. It isn’t just a general belief. It is profound faith. It is a resurrection-faith. “[I]f you confess with your mouth that Jesus… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 8, In This Hope We Were Saved

Romans 6 Series: Part 7, Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. “So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 7, Consider Yourselves Dead to Sin

Romans 6 Series: Part 6, What about Dying to Sin?

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. Why does all this talk of death and resurrection matter? Where do we learn how to die to our sin and live lives of holiness? When do we get the pep talk on mortifying our flesh and fighting our sin? I… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 6, What about Dying to Sin?

Romans 6 Series: Part 2, Problem Created by Romans 1-5

This is a guest post by Luke Gilkerson (who runs @covenanteyes) from Covenant Eyes. The Problem Created by Romans 1-5 At the risk of writing something overly familiar to you, it is important to summary Paul’s argument in Romans 1-5. Paul’s gospel is as follows: The whole human race, Jew and Greek alike, is under… Continue reading Romans 6 Series: Part 2, Problem Created by Romans 1-5