7/24/14 “Sin Never Stands Still – It Either Grows Or Withers” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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One of the reasons why men and women struggle with lust or anger is because they feed those emotions continually throughout the day. It’s difficult to avoid illicit sex and outbursts of anger while continually watching media programs that promote them. As a matter of fact, many cases of sexual violence can be traced directly back to pornography. What we embrace eventually embraces us. “The more we follow that which is good, the faster and the further we shall flee from that which is evil” (Matthew Henry).
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7/17/14 “The Legalist vs. The Compromiser ; Neither Is Right” – Pastor Shane Idleman

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The church was compromising doctrine, holiness, and purity. Today, its true as well. In an attempt to relate to the world, the church has so popularized the ministry that it’s hard to distinguish the church from the world. (Refer to 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.) We have become a church that frowns on holiness and finds immorality and sexual perversion entertaining. Or we don’t want to confront because of cowardliness and self-preservation (trying to build a church rather than honor God). We spend very little time with God in prayer and reflection, and there’s very little humility and brokenness—the cure for both legalism and compromise.
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“The Deception Of Compromise” – Pastor Shane Idleman – 3/5/2011

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THE DECEPTION OF COMPROMISE – Pastor Shane Idleman – 3/5/2011
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3/5/2011 “The Deception of Compromise”, Pastor Shane Idleman

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3/5/2011 “The Deception of Compromise”, Pastor Shane Idleman
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Do We Need Compromise To Be Relevant?

August 21st, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Do We Need Compromise To Be Relevant?)

Part I in a series on compromise in the church

Compromise can be well illustrated thru a story that I heard years ago. Eskimos in the barren North often kill wolves by taking a razor sharp knife and dipping it in blood. They allow the blood to freeze to the blade; then they bury the handle of the knife in the snow with the blade exposed. As the wolf begins to lick the blade, his tongue becomes numb and desensitized due to the cold. As he continues to lick the knife, it begins to bleed, and thus, licks even faster—unaware that he is consuming his own blood, and slowly killing himself.
Within time, the Eskimos return and bring the dead animal home. In the same way, the enemy numbs us through compromise. Within time, we, like the wolves, don’t realize that we are dying—dying spiritually. The enemy desensitizes us until we are numb to the things of God.
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Entertainment- What Goes In Ultimately Comes Out

August 14th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Entertainment- What Goes In Ultimately Comes Out)

Part IV in a series on compromise in the church

As I said last week: Holiness is not a strange, outdated word. Its being set apart, or separated from anything that causes us to sin, whether mentally (in what we think), or physically (in what we do). Holiness begins in the heart. We should continually strive for holiness in all that we do and say. “The Holy Spirit is first of all a moral flame. It is not an accident of language that He is called the Holy Spirit, for whatever else the word holy may mean it does undoubtedly carry with it the idea of moral purity” (Tozer).
Ironically, one youth pastor told me, “I don’t worry about what I watch, or listen to, as long as my heart is right.” But this is a very dangerous view. Most will admit, however, that this statement is really just an excuse to cross the line when it comes to entertainment. Let’s be honest: Many rationalize watching and listening to very questionable material because they enjoy it.
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