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Porn School

How often do you go to Porn School? From the responses we got last week, lots of WordSpace readers are regular attenders :/

Porn School? Yep – every secret viewing of beautiful bodies having sex in the classroom of my phone teaches me three things: the intimacy I so deeply and rightly desire is about having sex WITH whoever I want, WHENever I want, HOWever I want. That is seriously addictive – right?

God’s love school happens with real people where love learns to put others first. It’s about sex that expresses a deep, committed love-relationship with one person. That is seriously hard work. It’s also the oasis that truly satisfies.

Which school is shaping your heart-habits?

Here’s what Paul said about love in 1 Corinthians 13v4-7 here: http://bit.ly/1aOyzRs

#the_sin_that_entangles

#andrewv

God Sees Your Heart

I remember watching a sci-fi movie where alien beings could read each other’s thoughts and communicate without speaking. I was terrified! What if people could see the ungodly things that sometimes go through my mind: the anger, the pride, the lust, the greed?

The woman at the well in John 4 must have been astounded when a complete stranger described her history of failed intimate relationships. Awkward moment of note.

Your secrets aren’t secret to God. He loves you, the whole you, the broken you. His body was broken so you could be made whole. Jesus invites us out of the things that tie us up, and into the joy of living free and openly with Him. Will you accept the invitation?

Read the story in John 4 here: http://bit.ly/17pO5jW

#knowingGod

#JesusStories

#timsmith

Clean Record Books

‘If you, LORD, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness so that we can, with reverence, serve you.’ (Psalm 130v3-4)

Ever want to hide from God because of all the stuff in your life you’re not proud of? Here’s an uncomfortable truth: God knows everything about us. On our own we have no hope of being right with God. The good news is that God doesn’t ‘keep a record’ of all the ways we mess up. God forgives us if we open the dark parts of our lives to him and invites us into an intimate and reverent relationship with him.

That’s our God! That’s what God does. How could you respond?

Psalm 130 here: http://bit.ly/17esQRO

#knowingGod

#andrewv

Jesus – With Us Even In Our Sin

David once said his sins were so thick and persistent that they blinded him (Psalm 40v12). Whoever wrote Hebrews admitted that it doesn’t take much for sin to trip us up (Hebrews 12v1).

Jesus invites us to leave our lives of sin – like he did to the woman who got caught acting out her lustful thoughts (John 8v1-11) but sometimes it feels like he might as well invite us to fly.

Seems impossible…

Except … he promised to be with us no matter what. And Jesus promised to change us from the inside out as long as we keep inviting him in (no matter what).

And there’s that other promise: no condemnation from him – ever.

That good news?

Read the story in John 8 here: http://bit.ly/102Or8W

Go deeper with our extended post here: http://bit.ly/1i3A3Z0

#leavesinbehind

#faithworks

#andrewv