Overcoming Sexual Sin, Mark Driscoll

Mark Driscoll has an excellent post on The Resurgence which was part of his Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions sermon series. You can also catch the sermon online. He writes:

it is helpful to begin by noting the epidemic nature of sexual sin.

Driscoll goes on to cite the staggering numbers:

In Paul’s day, he accused some people of worshiping their stomachs as their god, and in our day it appears that our god has simply moved a short distance south. Americans spend more money each year on pornography than country music, rock music, jazz music, classical music, Broadway plays, and ballet combined. Additionally, some researchers have even said that we spend more money on pornography than we do on professional baseball, basketball, and football combined. Clearly, perversion is officially America’s favorite pastime and a ten-billion-dollar business.

The National Council on Sexual Addiction Compulsivity estimated that 6 to 8 percent of Americans are sex addicts, which is 16 to 21.5 million people. Their numbers include young people.

Undeniably, people are worshipers and will worship someone or something.

He then lists „eleven ways to worship God that will help to replace the desire for sin with a deeper and more passionate desire for holiness.”

Speaking in terms of worshiping God our Creator and enjoying His creation (including the human body) instead of acting like the pagans denounced in Romans 1:25 who worship creation instead of the Creator…

Click here to read entire post and for some book recommendations from Mark Driscoll at The Resurgence.

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