2/19/15 “Why Are ‘Christian’ Women Watching 50-Shades of Grey ? ” – Pastor Shane Idleman

February 19th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 2/19/15 “Why Are ‘Christian’ Women Watching 50-Shades of Grey ? ” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

The unavoidable truth is that many are becoming desensitized. When the Holy Spirit no longer fills hearts and minds with a passion for purity and holiness, there is a general lack of conviction.
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11-19-2011 – “Practical Steps To Overcoming Pornography”

November 17th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 11-19-2011 – “Practical Steps To Overcoming Pornography”)

(by shane idleman)

The words, “By 2020, most women will be marrying men severely addicted to pornography,” jumped out as I glanced through recent statements on pornography.

What was defined as pornography a few decades ago now fills our television screens on a nightly basis. We are being swept away by a culture that glamorizes porn…we are a nation adrift.
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Entertainment—where do we draw the line?

July 17th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Entertainment—where do we draw the line?)

Someone once said, “I don’t worry about what I watch, or listen to, as long as my heart is right.” 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 we enjoy it.

What we watch and listen to affects the heart; it’s impossible to separate the two. If we would make it our goal to know Christ more personally, we would preach Christ more powerfully. For example, if a preacher fills his mind with worldly pleasures and desires all week and expects the Spirit of God to speak boldly through him from the pulpit, he will be gravely mistaken: “The gratification of the flesh and the fullness of the Spirit do not go hand in hand” (R.A. Torrey). Who he is all week is who he will be when he steps to the pulpit—the passion and conviction of his message is only as strong as the passion and conviction within him. The same is true with you: “For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matthew 12:34). What goes in ultimately comes out.

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