Holy Land Trip
Some Local Books
  • The Prideful Soul's Guide to Humility
    The Prideful Soul's Guide to Humility
    by Thomas Jones, Michael Fontenot
  • Repentance: A Cosmic Shift of Mind and Heart
    Repentance: A Cosmic Shift of Mind and Heart
    by Edward J Anton
  • Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State After Disaster (Theopolitical Visions)
    Redeeming the Broken Body: Church and State After Disaster (Theopolitical Visions)
    by Gabriel A. Santos
Monday
Jan072013

Purity & Integrity Class for MTA

It is the enemy from within rather than the adversary from without that challenges us most. Therefore we must not only know God and His word, we must also know ourselves – including our weaknesses and flaws - so that we may live lives of purity and righteousness – from the inside out. 

The Required Reading:

  • Sex Isn't the Problem, Lust Is by Joshua Harris. (This book is appropriate for both men and women.)
  • The Power of Integrity by John McArthur

Also recommended:

  • Breaking Free by Russell Willingham
  • When Good Men Are Tempted by Bill Perkins

Class Workbook (Download as pdf Link - Please download and print this file before participating in the lectures)

Purity Topics (find more resources for this class in eMANcipators)

Paenitentia can only offer a temporary abatement of chronic sin by attaching pain to a behavior you hope to extinguish. This associative conditioning fails as soon as the pain inevitably fades (Colossians 2:20-3:10). It's time to break the enslaving cycle of sin and celebrate freedom! This is a practical class (with practical workbooks that participants complete while in class) with value for both sexual purity and overcoming any chronic sin.

  • Discern Desires
    • Long term vs short term fulfillment of God given desires and drives
    • Short term corruptions of long term desires
    • Short term solutions leading to long term fulfillment
  • Recalibrate Righteousness
    • The Before and After picture of spiritual regeneration
    • Striving for nothing less than biblical righteousness
    • "Getting" Grace
  • Expose Excuses
    • Chronic sin requires BOTH an appealing stimulus (e.g. forbidden fruit) and a loophole to disobey our covenant with Jesus (see Genesis 3 and Matthew 4)
    • Identifying excuses that open the door to chronic sin
    • Destroying "valid" excuses via Scripture
  • Terminate Temptation
    • Opportune times leveraged by Satan for temptation
    • Triggers
    • Rituals
    • Entitlements
  • Proactively Pray
    • Biblical models for prayer in the face of temptation
    • "Watch" and pray

Integrity Topics

  • A Study from the Book of Daniel
  • Life
    • Time
    • Money
    • Media
    • Relationships
  • Doctrine
    • Problems with interpretation
    • The pressure of Post Modernism
    • Safeguarding the truth
  • Speech
    • Identifying Fears that promote Lies
    • Loving the Truth
    • Hating Embellishment
  • Ministry
    • Hypocrisy and compromise
    • Stats and rolls
    • Leading by example

Class takes place at 86 Maxwell Lane, Newport News, VA Feb 1-3, 2013. Friday 6:45-9:45pm; Saturday 9am-12pm and 2-5:30pm; Sunday 1-3pm. Registration fee lf $25 for all participants.