One Woman Kind of Man Chapter Four
Introductory Comments • A One Woman Man from Scripture… • 1 Timothy 3:2, 12; Titus 1:6—One-Woman Commitment • 1 Peter 3:7—Commitment to Know Your Wife • Matthew 5:28-30; Job 31:1—Commitment to Guard Your Eyes
Two Commitments • 1) Burn The Ships (pg 79-80) • 2) SemperFidelis
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 258) • Convenient Commitment • “The Spirit of our age, whether expressed in athletics, business, politics , or marriage, maintains that commitments should be honored only while convenient. When a commitment becomes inconvenient, bag it…Generally speaking, our society believes that only one commitment sounds good: The right to be happy” (pg 81).
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 258) • Discuss… • In what ways do you see this attitude expressed in your world? (ie at work, friendships, family, etc.) • In what areas of your life do you bleieve you have the right to be happy? • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? “True happiness is the result of responsible living.” • In what areas of your life do you have the right to be responsible?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • Being Men Who Are Always Faithful, SemperFidelis • SemperFidelis is the motto of the Marine Corps. It means “always faithful.” Regardless of the cost for the convenience. It means in the 100 yard dash of marriage we don’t run the fifty, sixty or ninety five yard dash. It means we suck it up to the finish-and finish well. 2 Commitments…1)Be Faithful & 2)Burn Our Ships • Why is SemperFi so important to the Marines? • To Marriage?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Eyes… • What are some of the differences between looking and looking with lust? • What kind of predetermined plan will keep you form being picked off by Satan in a weak moment?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Mind • Temptation itself is not a sin, but a call to battle…You cannot prevent wrong thoughts from coming into your mind. That’s temptation. It is not wrong to be tempted…But what you do with that thought in the next microsecond will determine whether that though will turn into sin. • Read James 1:13-15; 1 Corinthians 10:13
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Mind • The Dick Butkus Approach to temptation pg 97-98 • What are some ways you can get aggressive with sin through the power of the Holy Spirit to gain victory in your thought life?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Lips • We are faithful with our lips. We shouldn’t flirt or make jokes. Marriage is sacred. Marriage is holy. It’s nothing to kid around about.” (pg 99) • What are some ocmmon ways that a person is unfaithful with his lips towards his wife? • How can we avoid these sinful mistakes in the future?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Hands • A one-woman man is careful how he touches the opposite sex (p. 99) • What are some practical steps/guidelines we can take to make sure our touching of other women is not inappropriate?
Taking Aim At The Issues (pg 259) • A One-Woman Man with our Feet • 1 Corinthians 6:18, “Flee from sexual immorality…” • Romans 13:14 “…Make no provision for the flesh.” • Refer to page 100…What are some ways we can flee from Sexual Immorality?