Fireside 2.1 ( Live Truth Podcast Blog Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:00:00 -0500 Live Truth Podcast Blog en-us Biblical Strategies for Handling Lapses Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:00:00 -0500 [email protected] 661eacaa-383e-4ec4-bcd2-9a5fe25e77a3 *A recovery plan could include the following steps: *

  1. - Call unbiblical desires, thoughts, feelings and actions what God does-sin
  2. - Take full responsibility for the sin;
  3. - Confess the sin, both to God and to any others who were hurt;
  4. - Ask God for help and not doing it again;
  5. - Remind yourself what Christ has done and is doing for you
  6. - Reflect on the resources available to believers in Christ;
  7. - Meditate on God‘s promises of forgiveness and deliverance from the power of sin;
  8. - Accurately evaluate the changes that have already occurred in the progress that has been made;
  9. - Learn from failure by briefly examining what you did that you should not have done and what you did not do that you should have done;
  10. - Make restitution where necessary;
  11. - Purpose to put the past behind you in a biblical way and to resume your efforts to change in a godly manner.

~ How to Counsel Biblically, John MacAuthur and The Master’s College Faculty, p. 196

Prepare for Temptation Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:00:00 -0500 [email protected] f29cc9de-af5a-480f-a350-b6b80d5405b8 A plan for biblical response to temptation might include the following items:

  • 1. Recognize and acknowledge in the earliest stages of temptation that you are being tempted;
  • 2. Quickly ask God for His help to resist;
  • 3. If possible, remove yourself immediately from the source of temptation;
  • 4. Identify the unbilical desire that would be served by yielding to the temptation;
  • 5. Quote and meditate on appropriate Scripture;
  • 6. Remind yourself of God‘s presence, power, and promises;
  • 7. Reflect on the purpose of Christ’s death;
  • 8. Mentally and verbally make a commitment to do the godly thing;
  • 9. Get busy with a mind engaging, godly activity;
  • 10. Call a godly friend and ask for help;
  • 11. Repeat key aspects of this temptation plan until the power of the temptation is reduced.

~ How to Counsel Biblically, John MacAuthur and the Master’s College Faculty, p. 195