Porn Again

They’re making billions of dollars manipulating our weakness, drawing in those as young as 11 through more than 280 million websites. Pornography is America’s biggest addiction— it’s an issue that impacts virtually every home. At Liquid, we’re talking about porn. Not to judge anyone or moralize, but to help folks address this huge problem. It’s been a dirty little secret too long. Now, it’s time to expose it.

Part 1 | Oct 2, 2005
They’re making billions of dollars manipulating our weakness, drawing in those as young as 11 through more than 280 million websites. Pornography is America’s biggest addiction— it’s an issue that impacts virtually every home. This week at Liquid Church, we’re talking about porn. Not to judge anyone or moralize, but to help families and friends address this huge problem. It’s been a dirty little secret too long. Now, it’s time to expose it.
Part 2 | Oct 9, 2005
Everyone knows sex IS easier than love... and with the mainstreaming of porn & private fantasy to sell everything from jeans to beer, killing the Lizard of Lust is tricky business. Yet, Paul tells followers of Christ "But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity..." (Ephesians 5.3) Not even a hint? C'mon, you've gotta be kidding! Is it even possible?
Part 3 | Oct 15, 2005
True story: Construction worker Patrick Lawler came home one day complaining of a toothache. Six days later-- when ice cream failed to relieve the throbbing pain-- an X-ray revealed the true source of his discomfort: a 4-inch nail had embedded in the roof of his mouth when a nailgun misfired at work earlier that week. Doctors were astonished Patrick had been functioning for almost a week with the wound-- for the nail was lodged only inches from his eye and brain. Unfortunately, many people treat the presence of porn or sexual sin in their lives in much the same way-- giving casual treatment to what is actually a mortal wound. The story of David and Bathsheba offers a sobering lesson about tolerating private lust...leading to a probing question: What areas of sensual indulgence in your life are you tempted to minimize?
Part 4 | Oct 23, 2005
Is there a way out of the darkness of porn? You know it! ...But God's path to freedom often involves hitting rock-bottom as King David did. Authentic confession and repentance reflect an inner state of brokenness-- an admission to God that one's life is out-of-control and you're powerless to change it on your own. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise" (Psalm 51.17). Though suffering tragic consequences for his lust-driven choices here on earth, David shows us the pathway home to the kind of authentic restoration and renewal only God can generate. Take heart-- you're not alone... and all is not lost!