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Lustful Intentions

November 23, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: The King's Speech

Topic: Exposition Scripture: Matthew 5:27–5:30

INTRODUCTION

 

The Kings Speech for the King’s Family

 

Marriage foundations

 

Sex gone wild

 

LUSTFUL INTENTIONS—MATTHEW 5:27-30

 

Heart adultery (verses 27,28)

 

Malachi 2:13-16

 

Lustful intentions

Epithuméō

1 John 2:15-17, James 1:14, 15

 

Real talk from Jesus (verses 29,30)

 

Hyberbole

 

Romans 8:12-17

 

OUR DEEPEST HOPES

 

New desires and The Liberation of Lusts

 

Community Meditation

 

Know

  • Discuss the role of “desire” or “lusts” in our lives? Is desire all good? All bad? How so?
  • Read the story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11, 12. What does lust in the heart lead to? How does unchecked lust in the family of God distort his purposes for the church?
  • God in his wisdom established marriage as a metaphor for his relationship to his people. Discuss how “adultery” “unfaithfulness” are relevant in both our relationships with people and our relationship to God.

Feel

  • Does it feel like overkill for Jesus to use such strong hyperbole to talk about our address of sin in our hearts and lives?
  • How do you feel about Jesus’ strong warnings about the consequences for sin? Why should we take his warnings about judgment seriously?

Live

  • In what ways have you entertained and petted the caged wild animals of lust?
  • What sort of lusts seek to master you? Greed? Sensuality? Power? Discuss what repentance and faith looks like in your life around your specific temptation and struggle.

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The Authority of the King

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Foundation for the Good Fight

March 22, 2015

House Builders