Sunday, November 15, 2009

Small Group Confronts Sexual Sin - Tools

A few weeks ago in response to Pastor James’ message on the letter to the church in Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29), I challenged you to make sure your small group confronts sexual sin. What steps can we take to cut off sexual sin in our lives and in the lives of our small group members? What resources are available?

  1. Set guard rails far back from the cliff – See Pastor James' "5 Moral Fences" article (http://www.harvestrollingmeadows.org/Content/4/181688.pdf)
  2. Examine current behaviors – Purity Questions from Pastor James' message "Convicted on Purity" from August 2006 (http://www.harvestrollingmeadows.org/Content/4/183856.pdf)
  3. Repent and invite accountability - Asking for accountability and receiving it is a fruit of repentance.
  4. Support one another and hold each other truly accountable – CRAMP accountability model (http://www.harvestrollingmeadows.org/Content/4/176131.pdf)

Remember all men’s small groups are to use the CRAMP model for accountability. Ask your flock leader, one of the FOCIS leaders, Joel or me if you need help in getting the CRAMP accountability model going in your small group. If one of your small group members is enslaved to sexual immorality, get them in the Living Free ministry in FOCIS.

God’s word tells us to guard our hearts and to flee from sexual immorality.

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23)

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)

Continue to lead your small group in confronting sexual sin.