Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

Why Trying to Change Your Behavior Doesn’t Work

What if you received Christ’s forgiveness, and then never committed a sin ever again? Suppose you never killed anyone, looked at pornography, told a lie, smoked a cigarette, or even so much as exceeded the speed limit for the rest of your life. Would that be enough? Would you be happy? Would God be pleased? I don’t think so. Working hard trying to change your behavior doesn’t work.

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Working Together With God For Your Freedom

Working Together With God For Your Freedom

Freedom is a metaphor used too often in Scripture for us to ignore. It’s not the only Biblical picture of what God does for us, but it helps us understand a great deal about redemption. There are a lot of ditches to be avoided when we talk about spiritual warfare. But the Bible has many examples and descriptions that help you understand more about working together with God for your freedom.

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Pornography and your Christian Marriage

Pornography and your Christian Marriage

If the gospel is good for anything it must have an answer to the worst problems humans face. As believers we know that intellectually, but the body of Christ frequently hides from some of the really bad stuff. Pornography and your Christian marriage may seem like things that should not be said in the same sentence. But in 21st century culture it’s something we must acknowledge, and find God’s answer for.

I hear from people every week who struggle with this. I hear from the small-church pastor who feels he has no one to help him out of his addiction to pornography, the godly wife who just found out her husband has been watching porn for years, the young Christian woman who weeps in shame over her continued failure to stop engaging in internet pornography.

Although statistically more men than women get hooked by sexually-charged images and videos, pornography is an equal-opportunity destroyer. Men and women, married and single, Christian and unbeliever, young and old – it affects them all. Our sexualized society spends multi-billions of dollars on this. It starts young; your ten-year-old (or younger) can watch it on their cell-phone while riding the bus to school. (That’s a whole article – or book – in itself!)

Dr Juli Slattery, psychologist, author, and media professional, has stated that she no longer asks couples whether pornography is an issue for them; she asks what role pornography is playing in their relationship.

So what is a Christian to do? Refusing to address pornography is putting your head in the sand, especially if you’re married or contemplating marriage. But as with all human brokenness God has an answer – if you’re addicted, if your spouse is addicted, or if you want to proactively protect your marriage.

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Enter to win an Autographed Copy of my New Book

Enter to win an Autographed Copy of my New Book

Launch week is a big deal for an author. It’s fun, scary, frustrating, nail-biting, exhilarating, and a whole lot more. Whew! And you get to take part in the fun by entering our giveaway!

Overcoming Fear and Anxiety through Spiritual Warfare was released on Tuesday, June 6. I’m so excited about this book and this message. If you’re struggling in any way with fear and anxiety, I know this will change your life.

And don’t you love FREE??!! To celebrate, we’re giving away a few autographed copies of the book, and here’s how you can win:

SHARE this video on Facebook or Instagram, and use the hashtag #DefeatYourFear.

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We’ll be looking for the hashtag #DefeatYourFear along with your Share of the video, and enter you to win a FREE autographed copy of the book. (Note: U.S. addresses only to receive a free autographed copy.)

In Banres and NobleAnd I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of my visit to Barnes & Noble, where I signed the copies they had. The customer service lady was thrilled to be able to sticker them with “Autographed Copy”!

If you missed my Facebook LIVE on Tuesday, the evening of Launch Day, you can watch it here. I share some highlights from the book, and some comments from those who had a chance to read it early.

And as of right now, Amazon still has the book available at a HUGE discount! No telling how long that will last, so you might want to grab a copy right away.

 

P.S. If you’d prefer to order from our website, you can do so here. And enter the code ThankYou at checkout (one word, no space) to get a 15% discount.

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No Fear of Death: Fearlessness as a Spiritual Weapon

No Fear of Death: Fearlessness as a Spiritual Weapon

Fear of death is perhaps the biggest fear of all. And losing the fear of death brings wonderful freedom and victory.

You may have discovered the power of fearlessness while dealing with a playground bully, a business competitor, or some other rival. No opponent is more invincible than one who has absolutely nothing to fear.

The most effective way to defeat your adversary is to exploit their fear—of exposure, of pain, of losing, of shame. One of Satan’s most effective ways to defeat you is to exploit your fears. No one—not even the enemy—can hold anything over you if you come to the place where you are truly unafraid of the consequences, even no fear of death.

Fear is a weapon Satan uses against us precisely because he knows that once we lose all fear, his attacks no longer have a place to land. Freedom from fear is more than a benefit Christ’s victory makes available to us; it is also one of the strongest weapons we have against Satan and the kingdom of darkness.

The Example of Martyrs

On February 15, 2015, we all saw images on the news of ISIS militants preparing to behead twenty-one Coptic Christians for the crime of believing in Jesus. We can’t be certain of what was going on in the hearts of those twenty-one orange-garbed handcuffed Christians as they knelt in the sand, held by black-hooded terrorists, knowing their lives were about to end. But in the images we saw, their faces showed absolutely no fear.

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