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Put Lust to Death 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8. The Power of Lust Prov. 23:7 2 Cor. 10:3-5 Rom. 6:12 2.

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1 Put Lust to Death 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

2 The Power of Lust Prov. 23:7 2 Cor. 10:3-5 Rom. 6:12 2

3 Strong Desire (To long after / set the heart upon) epithumia: Morally neutral, of any strong desire, longing, craving –Context will explain, Lk. 16:21; 1 Cor. 10:6 Intensely PURE desire –Christ’s desire to eat Passover, Lk. 22:15 –Paul’s desire to be with Christ, Phil. 1:23 –Paul’s longing to see brethren, 1 Ths. 2:17 3

4 Strong Desire (To long after / set the heart upon) epithumia: Morally neutral, of any strong desire, longing, craving Sinful desires of the FLESH and MIND, Eph. 2:3; Matt. 5:28 –Deceitful lusts, Ephesians 4:22 (19) –Worldly, Titus 2:12; 1 John 2:16-17 –Corrupting, 2 Peter 1:4 –Fleshly lusts attack the soul, 1 Peter 2:11 4

5 Strong Desire (To long after / set the heart upon) epithumia: Morally neutral, of any strong desire, longing, craving Sinful lust must be put to death, Col. 3:5 –Heart that was once set on (longing after) the flesh must be put to death, Rom. 1:24 –Heart is now committed to preserving the body pure, 1 Ths. 4:3-5 5

6 Walk in the Spirit, Gal. 5:16-26 Set your mind on the things of the Spirit, Rom. 8:5-9; Col. 3:1-2 Put God’s word in your heart as your absolute standard, Psa. 119:9-11 –Purify your heart, Jas. 4:8 6

7 Flee / abstain from lusts, 2 Tim. 2:22; 1 Pet. 2:11; 1 Cor. 10:12-13 Replace lust for sin with pure thinking and godly conduct, Phil. 4:8-9; 1 Pet. 2:11-12; 2 Cor. 10:5 7 Battle against lust must be won by faith 1 John 5:4 Battle against lust must be won by faith 1 John 5:4


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