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What do you want for your future self?

“We are a people on the verge of amusing ourselves to death” – Neil Postman

Church Father Justing Martyr

  • Four Challenges for the Early Church
    • Sexual Immrality
    • Magic – Technology
    • Wealth
    • Ethnic Hatred

Strategies to Fight against Technology

Draw Bright Lights

Hard and Fast Rules to avoid tech and temptations

  • Structure Your Time
  • Disable color on your smartphone
  • Turn off your notifications
  • Make your sabbath or a specific time tech free

Where do you need to draw bright lines in your life?

Bright Lines – Exodus 20:1-8 (Ten Commandments)

Important Reminder as we finish our teaching series on Self-control – We all need God’s Grace

God’s Grace is enough

We are preaching against a “Jesus Take the Wheel Theology”

Romans 6:1-2

We do not believe in “Cheap Grace” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The unbiblical idea that embraces Christ’s message but refuses the hard work of following Him.

Discounting our role in sanctification leads to license. Ignoring God’s role leads to legalism” – Drew Dyck

“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning” – Dallas Willard

Colossians 1:28-29

1 Thessalonians 4:7-8

2 Final thoughts that come from GRACE But help us in Self-control

1 Corinthians 6:8-11

Power of Grace

  • Fresh Start Effect – When we feel like we have been given a clean slate, our behavior improves
  • Power of Attachment – When we are connected to God we receive the Grace needed To Grow and mature in healthy ways

2 Corinthians 5:16-17


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