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mind body addictions
Mind & Body Addictions
  • Addiction – Compulsive need and use of a habit forming substance
      • Nicotine
      • Alcohol
      • Drugs
  • Smoking – Nicotine causes changes in the brain that make people want to use it more
  • From 80 to 90 % of nicotine in the blood is metabolized by the liver
  • Nicotine withdrawal
    • Irritability, Impatience, Hostility, Anxiety, Increased appetite, Depressed mood, Difficulty concentrating, Restlessness, Decreased heart rate
  • Smokeless Tobacco
    • Not a safe alternative
    • Contains chemicals
    • Direct contact with tissue of the mouth
    • More addictive than nicotine
    • Dramatically increases your risk of developing cancer
  • Chew
    • Consist of shredded tobacco leaves
  • Snuff & Plug
    • Snuff is loose, ground tobacco leaves, and plug is a firm compressed chunk of tobacco leaves. Sugar & salt are sometimes added to the taste
  • Prov. 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags
  • Alcohol is a depressant. Teenagers that use alcohol are 50 times more likely to use cocaine or marijuana.
  • Long-term effects of consuming large quantities of alcohol, especially when combined with poor nutrition, can lead to permanent damage to vital organs such as the brain and liver
    • Mothers who drink during pregnancy may give birth to infants with fetal alcohol syndrome.
  • Drugs are chemicals that have a profound impact on the neurochemical balance in the brain which directly affects how you feel and act.
  • Drugs abuse or substance abuse, involves the repeated and excessive use of prescription or street drugs
    • Escape from their problems
    • Self-medicate themselves out of loneliness
    • Low self-esteem
    • Unhappy relationships
    • Stress
signs and symptoms of cannabis marijuana hashish
Signs and Symptoms of Cannabis(Marijuana & Hashish)
  • Heightened visual & auditory perceptions and increased sensitivity in taste.
  • Increased appetite
  • Problems with memory, difficulty concentrating, paranoid thinking
  • Decreased coordination, slowed reaction time
  • Bloodshot eyes, elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate
employment or school
Employment or School
  • Continuing to use drugs even though you realize your job or education is in jeopardy
  • Missing work or school, or going in late due to drug use
social life
Social Life
  • Scheduling your day around using drugs
  • Focusing recreational activities around obtaining drugs, using drugs, or recovering from drug use
  • Using drugs when alone
  • 1 Corinthians 7:34 – There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit; but she that is married careth for the things of the world and how she map please her husband.
  • In all other addictions you have to consume them to become addicted
  • Sex - Your body will actually crave it without ever having performed the act.
  • This is the very first sin committed by man in the Garden of Eden. It infuriated God so much that Adam & Eve were expelled from the garden Gen3:22-24
skin care
Skin Care
  • Body
    • Bathing II Sam. 11:2
    • Deodorant Esther 2:12
    • Menstrual Cycle II Sam. 11:2
  • Facial
    • Cleanse
    • Tone
    • Moisturize
diet exercise
Diet & Exercise
  • FOOD Genesis 9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.
  • Non Nutritional Junk Foods
    • Candy
    • Cakes
    • Potato Chips
    • Pop
    • Most Fast Foods
  • Nutritional Whole Food
    • Meals
    • Snacks
    • Food Pyramid
  • I Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
  • Regular physical activity that is performed on most days of the week reduces the risk of developing or dying from some of the leading causes of illness and death in the United States.
    • Aerobic
    • Weight/Resistance
    • Walking
  • Reduces the risk of dying prematurely
  • Reduces the risk of developing diabetes
  • Reduces the risk of high blood pressure
  • Helps reduce blood pressure in people who already have high blood pressure
  • Reduces the risk of developing colon cancer
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease
  • Reduces feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Helps control weight
  • Helps build and maintain healthy bones
  • Helps older adults become stronger
  • Promotes psychological well-being
  • Breast Health
    • Monthly Self exams
    • Mammograms
  • Dental Health
    • Thanks to better at home care and in office dental treatments people keep their teeth longer.
    • Most important thing you can do to maintain good oral health is to brush and floss. Most mouth woes are caused by plaque.
    • Remove plaque daily
  • Brushing
    • Brush at least twice a day
    • Brush lightly
    • Brush for a least two minutes
    • Always use a toothbrush with soft or extra soft bristles
    • Change your tooth brush regularly
  • Flossing
    • Floss once a day
    • Take your time
    • Mouthwashes and rinses
  • Semi Annual Cleaning
    • Dental and health organizations trying to set the standards for preventive dentistry settled on a best guess recommendation of twice yearly visits to the dentist for checkups and cleaning
what is modesty
What is Modesty?
  • Freedom from conceit or vanity. We have the right not to conform to the vain way that our culture presents itself!
  • Appropriateness in dress, speech, or conduct.
  • Modesty in your conduct: willingness to stand apart on what you believe.
does god really care about what i wear
Does God really care about what I wear?

I Timothy 2:9-10

9 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety not with braided hair or gold, or pearls, or costly array.

10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.

Yes GOD cares!!!

what does your dress say about you
What does your dress say about you?
  • Males are more visually stimulated than females. Sexual dress brings sexual attention. This is all they will see you for and typically all they think about when looking at you.
  • Females are more emotionally stimulated, wanting to be known for what’s inside rather than out.
  • How can anyone see you dressed provocatively and get to know you at the same time??
what does god want you to believe
What does God want you to believe?

Psalm 118:8 – It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

Psalm 139:14 – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

Psalm 18:30 – As for God, his way is perfect; the way of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to those that trust in him.

today s teen magazine topics
Today’s Teen Magazine Topics

P.S. He's Waiting

Be Sexy

How to make the first move

Kiss Him

Get that Guy

22 Jeans that Scream

Nice Butt!

these headlines drive you to question
These headlines drive you to question:

What others think of you

What you do

What you look like

when all that really matters is…

Who you are in Jesus Christ

words to live by
Words to Live By…

I Corinthians 6: 18-20

18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

god s plan of salvation

God’s Plan of Salvation

We are separated from God at birth

You need to know it!


Richard Moore

do i really need salvation
Do I really need Salvation?
  • Salvation:
    • Preservation from destruction.
    • In theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death.
  • So anyone who has sinned would need to be saved from destruction.
    • Isaiah 59:2 Sin separates us from God
    • Romans 3:23 “All have sinned…”
    • 2 Corinthians 5:10 All will be judged for the deeds we do, good and bad.
  • Therefore, yes, everyone needs salvation.
is there really a plan for salvation
Is there really a “plan” for salvation?
  • What exactly does “plan” mean?
    • A series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished.
    • An arranged scheme, design.
  • Would God, knowing man needs to be saved in order to be in a right relationship with Him, set forth a plan to accomplish this?
    • 1 Corinthians 14:33 God does things orderly, not in a confusing way.
    • 1 Corinthians 2:7 Before the first sin, before even the world was made, God had His plan.
    • 1 Peter 1:10-12 For thousands of years men tried to understand God’s plan, but it wasn’t until the final piece, Yeshua, was set in place that His salvation plan was ready to be followed.
what is god s plan of salvation
What is God’s Plan of Salvation?
  • Simply put, it is to justify man.
  • God is Justice. We say He is righteous, but “righteous” literally means in both Hebrew and Greek: Just.
  • When we sinned against God, His righteousness (justice) demands our blood be shed (our death)
    • Romans 6:23 The wages of sin (the payment you deserve for the work you did) is death.
    • Hebrews 9:22 For remission of sins, blood is needed.
  • Yeshua HaMashiach, God’s son, came to earth to die in our place.
    • Romans 5:6-10 While we were enemies of God, Jesus died for us. His blood instead of ours.
    • 1 Peter 3:18 The just (Jesus) for the unjust (us) that we might be right with God once again.
  • So the plan was to pay the price for our sin with blood as God’s righteousness required.
god s plan includes a choice
God’s plan includes a choice.
  • The plan is justification. Blood for sins. But there is a choice involved.
    • Do you want to use your blood or Yeshua HaMashiach’s blood?
  • If we accept Christ’s blood?
    • Hebrews 10:14 (13:12) we are sanctified (set apart) to God.
    • 1 John 1:7 we are cleansed of sins.
  • If we reject Christ’s blood?
    • Hebrews 10:26-31 There is no other sacrifice worthy enough to save us.
    • John 8:23-24 Without Christ, we die in our sins, eternally separated from God.
  • Justice demands punishment for the sinful.
    • Matthew 25:46 and it is eternal.
which way will you choose
Which way will you choose?

God’s way or your own way!

God’s way =

Life eternal with God!

Your own way =

Eternal damnation

how do i accept christ s blood
How do I accept Christ’s blood?
  • By following the plan!
    • A series of steps or goals to be accomplished
  • To be justified we must take part in Christ’s blood.
  • To take part in His blood we must follow a series of steps.
    • Each step has a purpose, and skipping steps ruins the plan.
    • If we were following an architect’s plans, and chose to skip the foundation, or leave out the windows, would we have the building the architect designed?
    • Obviously not. Likewise we must follow God’s plan as He designed it.
1 peter 1 19 but with the precious blood of christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot
1 PETER 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
how do i accept christ s blood1
How do I accept Christ’s Blood?
  • First we must hearGod’s word.
  • God’s word (the Bible) is His written will for mankind. It teaches us how we can be complete.
    • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 The scriptures are from God.
    • Matthew 4:4 The Bible is as important to our life as food and drink.
  • Why must I hear (study the Bible)?
    • Hebrews 11:6 because we need faith to please God.
    • Romans 10:17 we can only get faith from hearing God’s word.
    • John 6:44-45 It is impossible to come to God, without hearing and learning from Him.
    • John 12:48 His word is the measure by which we are judged.
we need god s word
We need God’s Word


It’s in the Word of God

how do i accept christ s blood2
How do I accept Christ’s blood?
  • After we have heard and learned, we must believe. (Have Faith)
    • Why?
      • Hebrews 11:6 again, it is needed to please God.
      • John 8:24 If we don’t we will die in our sins.
  • What must I believe?
    • Hebrews 11:6, John 8:24 “that He is”

Not just that God and Christ are real, but that everything they have said is, without doubt, Completely true.

    • Acts 16:31 That Yeshua HaMashiach is the Son of God.
  • Belief takes effort.
    • John 6:29 it is a work
    • Luke 6:46 It requires obedience to His will
how do i accept christ s blood3
How do I accept Christ’s blood?
  • The natural result of these first 2 steps will be repentance.
  • What is repentance?
    • 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 it is a godly sorrow for the sins we commit which causes us not just to stop sinning, but to go farther and rectify the wrongs we have done.
  • Why repent?
    • Acts 2:36, Luke 13:3 God commands it of us.
    • Acts 17:30 once we believe, we are no longer ignorant.
    • Ephesians 4:20-23 Through this knowledge we no longer want to be the sinner we were before, we are new.
    • 2 Peter 2:20-22 If we are not sorry, and desire to cease, would we not simply return to our sinful ways?
repentance is a change of heart
Repentance is a change of heart

God’s way =Life eternal

Your way =Destruction

Except ye repent ye shall all like wise perish

how do i accept christ s blood4
How do I accept Christ’s Blood?
  • Now Christ asks something of us.

A Confession.

    • Confession literally means “to say the same thing”
      • It unites you and places you in harmony with the thoughts and words of another.
  • What words are we in harmony with?
    • Matthew 16:16 Yeshua HaMashiach, the son of God.
    • Romans 10:9-10 It is another expression of the faith within our heart.
    • Matthew 10:32-33 Christ demands no less than professing Him publicly from His followers.
how do i accept christ s blood5
How do I accept Christ’s blood?
  • Finally we come to it. We are ready to set ourselves apart from the world and participate in the blood of Christ.
  • We know and understand because we listened and learned.
  • We believe that He is and all He has taught us is true.
  • We are truly sorry for our past lifestyle, and repent of those deeds, turning to a new life.
  • We confess Christ to the world, that He is the Son of God.
  • And so we take the plunge.
christ s blood for our own
Christ’s blood for our own.
  • Justice demands blood for our sins, and so we die to our sins.
    • Colossians 2:11-12 we put off our sinful body, and take on a new one through baptism.
  • In the likeness of Christ.
    • Romans 6:3-11 through baptism we take part in Christ’s crucifixion. We die as He died. And as He was raised we too raise in a new life. Dead to our past sins. Our debt to justice has been paid.
  • We are now IN Christ.
    • Galatians 3:26-27 We are part of Him, and He a part of us. We are no longer separated from God.
    • Galatians 3:13 We are redeemed from sin. (redeemed meaning: bought back) Once again, we are God’s children.
one man caused the problem and one man solved it
One man caused the problem and one man solved it!

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

summary of the plan
Summary of the plan

Man is separated from God:

Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.


God sent his son to die for us:

1 John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins


Christ bridges the gap for us:

John 14:6 Yeshua saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.


summary of the plan1
Summary of the plan


Man is home with God:

John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

praise him praise him
Praise Him, Praise Him!

Run to Him Now!

Praise Him, Praise Him!

i have been redeemed now what
I have been redeemed, now what?
  • The final step, which lasts our entire life: Remain faithful.
    • 2 Peter 1:4-11 we have been given a second chance, be diligent not to waste it.
    • 2 Peter 2:20-22 Now that we know the truth, how much worse would it be for us to return to our old lives?
    • Hebrews 10:26-27 Choosing sin over Christ, leaves us with a fearful expectation of what lies ahead.
  • There is help.
    • 1 Corinthians 10:13 In Christ, God never allows us to face more than we can handle without sinning.
    • 1 John 1:9-2:2 In Christ we have forgiveness when we falter.
god s plan of salvation1
God’s Plan of Salvation
  • Hear: Romans 10:14
  • Believe: John 3:16
  • Repent: Acts 3:19
  • Confess: Romans 10:9, 10
  • Baptism: Matthew 28:19, 20
  • Live faithfully until death: John 14:15
  • It is a simple truth: Christ is the author of salvation for those who obey Him: Hebrews 5:9

Will you?

god s instruction on conduct

God’s Instruction on Conduct

Richard Moore

Proverbs 1:7-10

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. My son, if sinnersentice thee, consent thou not.

the fear of the lord
The fear of the Lord

Fear – 3374 yirah(yir-aw’) morally reverence from the root word – yare to revere

Revere – to regard with awe, great respect

the fear of the lord1
The fear of the Lord
  • 3 major components
    • Knowing God
    • Studying His Word
    • Loving Him
knowing god

Our shield (soterion)

Rightful consequences of sin

Lk 1:77, Acts 13:26,47; Eph 1:13-14


We are chastened for our own sake that we may know He loves us.

Pr 19:18; 13:24; 3:11; He 12:5-11; Ps 94:12

Knowing God
Do I really need Salvation?
  • Salvation:
    • Preservation from destruction.
    • In theology, the redemption of man from the bondage of sin and liability to eternal death
  • So anyone who has sinned would need to be saved from destruction.
    • Isaiah 59:2 Sin separates us from God
    • Romans 3:23 “All have sinned…”
    • 2 Corinthians 5:10 All will be judged for the deeds we do, good and bad.
  • Therefore, yes, everyone needs salvation.
god s plan includes a choice1
God’s plan includes a choice.
  • The plan is justification. Blood for sins. But there is a choice involved.
    • Do you want to use your blood or Yeshua HaMashiach’s blood?
  • If we accept Christ’s blood?
    • Hebrews 10:14 (13:12) we are sanctified (set apart) to God.
    • 1 John 1:7 we are cleansed of sins.
  • If we reject Christ’s blood?
    • Hebrews 10:26-31 There is no other sacrifice worthy enough to save us.
    • John 8:23-24 Without Christ, we die in our sins, eternally separated from God.
  • Justice demands punishment for the sinful.
    • Matthew 25:46 and it is eternal.
god s plan of salvation2
God’s Plan of Salvation
  • Hear: Romans 10:14
  • Believe: John 3:16
  • Repent: Acts 3:19
  • Confess: Romans 10:9, 10
  • Baptism: Matthew 28:19, 20
  • Live faithfully until death: John 14:15
  • It is a simple truth: Christ is the author of salvation for those who obey Him.

Hebrews 5:9

Will you?

studying his word
Studying His Word
  • Education in God’s word
    • II Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved onto God, a workman needeth not be ashamed rightlydividing the word of truth.
    • Daniel 1:1-21
studying his word1
Studying His Word
  • Spiritual Warfare
    • ‘Dokimus’ (dok-ee-mos) acceptable/tried thinking on God’s word
    • Daniel 3:1-30
      • Ten commandments/laws Ex 20:1-21
    • Mt 4:1-11; Lk 4:1-13
loving him
Loving Him
  • Obeying Yeshua’s word
    • Why??
  • Servitude
    • Jn 21:15-17
    • Ex 20:12; Dt 5:16; Ep 6:2

Our Lord and Savior commands us to fear Him!

Know Him

Study His Word

Love Him

  • Do you fear God?
  • Are you willing to follow His instruction on conduct?
to have a tattoo or not

To Have A Tattoo Or Not

This Is A Question.

Avery Martin

very very old custom
Very, Very Old Custom
  • The earliest known firm evidence for tattoo is in ancient Egypt, where the ‘Egyptian record of 4,500 years of tattooing is presently the longest in human history.
not so glamorous to everyone
Not So Glamorous To Everyone
  • Not all tattoos served as ornaments. Foreign prisoners of war were at times marked, as were slaves who had to bear the name of their owner inscribed on their hand. If these people had markings inflicted on them, others chose them for protection: A shift occurred in 300-600 BCE in Japanese history, as tattoos began to take on negative connotations. Tattoos were now being placed on criminals as punishments, similar to the Roman tradition of slave tattooing where slaves were marked with phrases such as "I am a slave who has run away from his master."
  • “Now there was upon the shore, as still there is now, a temple of Heracles, in which if any man's slave take refuge and have the sacred marks set upon him, giving himself over to the god, it is not lawful to lay hands upon him; but this custom has continued still unchanged from the beginning down to my own time.”
  • Herodotus, Histories II: EuterpeGutenberg Project
  • The word "tattoo" is a borrowing of the Samoan word tatau, meaning to mark or strike twice (the latter referring to traditional methods of applying the designs). The first syllable "ta", meaning "hand", is repeated twice as an onomatopoeic(the naming of a thing or action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it (as buzz, hiss); reference to the repetitive nature of the action, and the final syllable "U" translates to "color". The instrument used to pierce the skin in Polynesian tattooing is called a hahau, the syllable "ha" meaning to "strike or pierce".
in some cultures
In Some Cultures
  • The practice may have been of Nubian origin and never became widespread in Egypt. The meaning of these abstract tattoos is unknown, though it is often supposed to be connected to female fertility, as no instances of men having undergone the procedure are known. From the Late Period there is pictorial evidence of tattoos in the form of the god Bes having been made on the thighs of Nubian dancing girls and musicians. It appears that tattooing in ancient Egypt was not done for aesthetic purposes, but had connotations of sexuality and fertility.
tattoo markings for fertility
Tattoo Markings For Fertility
  • Tattoos, scarification and cicatrization have only been found on a small number of mummies, all of them female. They generally took the form of abstract designs: dots, lines, or more complicated geometrical forms. The Middle Kingdom Hathor priestess Amunet buried at Deir el-Bahari and two further female mummies found there were liberally tattooed on their arms, shoulders and abdomen. The pigment used was of blackish-blue color, possibly inserted under the skin with needles made from fish bone or the like.
historically what do tattoos really resemble
Historically, What Do Tattoos Really Resemble?
  • Throughout history the tattoo bears the mark of paganism, demonism, Baal worship, shamanism, mysticism, heathenism, cannibalism and just about every other pagan belief known. The tattoo has NEVER been associated with Bible Believing Christians. And whenever and wherever, in history Christianity appears – tattoos disappear. The only exception -- 20th century, lukewarm, carnal, disobedient, Laodicean Christians.
  • The birth of the tattoo has always born the fruits of pagan religion and mysticism. Without exception, research after research, study after study, book after book, the roots of the tattoo never wavers.
  • The following information is just a small (very small) drop of the ocean of research documenting the pagan and demonic source of the tattoo.
the tattooist
The Tattooist
  • A tattooist in many cultures is also a shaman, magic-man, priest or priestess. According to the dictionary a shaman is an "intermediary between the natural and supernatural worlds, using magic to cure illness, foretell the future, control spiritual forces, etc."
a return to paganism
A Return to Paganism
  • Unfortunately, most Church leaders have remained silent on this practice, even while some youth leaders and Bible College students are giving themselves over to body modification. This is what the pagans and heathens practiced.
  • In some of the most unexpected places we are confronted by a revival of the old tribal practices of body scarification, tattooing, body piercing and body mutilation. Nose rings, eyebrow rings, belly rings, tongue studs, multiple earrings, nipple rings, tattoos and other disfigurements are more than an identifiable sub-culture - it is all part of an aggressive fashion statement which is challenging the Christian Church.
what does the bible command about our bodies
What Does The Bible Command About Our Bodies?
  • “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.”

Leviticus 19:28

we have a higher calling
We Have A Higher Calling
  • As Christians, we are called to be holy, set apart and different from the world, consecrated to God. "Everybody's doing it" is hardly an argument to justify Christian involvement. The very fact that pagans practice body piercing should be a compelling enough argument against Christians being conformed to the world. (Romans 12:1-2)
  • The Scriptures are clear that we must treat our bodies with respect; they are not our own to do with as we wish. They belong to God, who made them and who purchased them with His own blood. Our bodies are to be temples of the Holy Spirit. We are to glorify God with our bodies (1 Corinthians 3:16-18; 6:15,19-20)
  • On the other hand, the Bible records how pagans abused their bodies. The false prophets of Baal "slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom until their blood flowed." (1 Kings 18:28).
  • It was the custom of the Ishmaelite men to wear gold earrings (Judges 8:24). Biblically, a pierced ear is a public indication of permanent slavery (Exodus 21:6, 32:1-3).
  • Part of the Biblical description of a harlot is that "she decked herself with rings and jewelry … but Me she forgot, declares the Lord." (Hosea 2:13).
  • To draw attention to ourselves with these excessive fashion statements is hardly in keeping with the Biblical commands to be humble and modest (Proverbs 21:4; 1 Timothy 2:9-10, 1 Peter 3:3-4).
be godly leaders not followers
Be Godly Leaders Not Followers
  • Christians have immersed themselves in pagan music, immoral videos and worldly amusement, it should not surprise us that so many of our youth are indistinguishable from their non-Christian friends (James 4:4). The mind-rotting, brain-numbing, soul-destroying trash that fills the ears, eyes and minds of our youth should be sufficient explanation for the backslidden, immoral and un-Christian behavior, which now even includes professing Christians disfiguring their bodies with pagan piercings (Romans 3:18).
time to get serious
Time To Get Serious
  • It is time for youth leaders and pastors to study what the Scripture teaches on this subject and then to boldly, and without compromise, preach on these passages and call those people who are defiling their bodies to repent. We need to take God's Word seriously.
  • "Let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God." 2 Corinthians 7:1
2 Chronicles 7:14
  •  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.


From a Biblical Perspective

Louis Tate II

Fornication (Porneia,


Greek word for fornication which means harlotry (including adultery and incest).

All kinds of illicit or unnatural sexual indulgences.

porneia found in scripture
Porneia found in Scripture

1 Thessalonians 4:3

For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.

Ephesians 5:3

But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be named among you, as becometh saints.

lie shkobeth shek o beth
Lie (Shkobeth, shek-o’-beth):

Hebrew, from the root word ‘shakab’, meaning a (sexual) lying with.

Shkobeth found in Scripture

Genesis 39:7

…That his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and said, Lie with me.


Refers to sexual behavior or attraction between people of the same sex.

homosexuality found in scripture
Homosexuality found in Scripture

Leviticus 18:22

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.

Romans 1:26,27

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their woman did change their natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly…


Feeling morbid sexual desire or propensity to lewdness.

lasciviousness found in scripture
Lasciviousness found in Scripture

Galatians 5:19

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness.

Ephesians 4:19

Who being past feeling unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

inordinate affection
Inordinate Affection:

Unrestrained, unregulated affection, lust.

Inordinate Affection found in Scripture

Colossians 3:5

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.

effeminate malakos
Effeminate (malakos):

Greek word for effeminate which means womanly behavior, demeanor, and appearance displayed by a man. Refers to homosexual men who allow themselves to be used unnaturally and to active homosexuals.

effeminate found in scripture
“Effeminate” found in Scripture

1 Corinthians 6:9

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind…

lust epithumia ep ee thoo mee ah
Lust (epithumia,ep-ee-thoo-mee’-ah):

Is a desire, coveting, earnestly, impulses for anything that is not yours and is forbidden by God.

lust found in scripture
Lust found in Scripture

Galatians 5:16,17

This I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the spirit against the flesh…

1 Peter 2:11

Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

sodomite qadesh kaw dashe
Sodomite (qadesh,kaw-dashe’):

Hebrew word for an act of ‘unnatural’ sexual intercourse as referring to both oral sex and intercourse as well as bestiality.


Sexual activity between closely related persons (often within the immediate family).

Incest found in Scripture

Leviticus 18:6-18

None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the Lord. The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother; thou shalt not uncover.

Verses 6 -18 Explain not to lie (shakab) with your mother, father, sister, brother.

some food for thought
What should we do if we ‘find’ ourselves in a position to fornicate?

Do you know there’s more than a physical connection when having sex?

Do you now understand how God feels about sex outside of His definition of marriage?

How are we to act around people we know that fornicate?

What happens when we fulfill the lust of the flesh?

So when is sex acceptable?

How should we present our bodies?

Some Food for Thought
scriptures for food for thought
Scriptures for Food for Thought

1 Corinthians 6:18 (Example of appropriate action in Genesis 39:7)

1 Corinthians 6:15 – 17

Ephesians 5:3

Galatians 5:9

1 Corinthians 6:9

1 Corinthians 5:9,11

James 1:14,15

1 Corinthians 7:1,2

Romans 12:1

1 Corinthians 6:13

media can affect you
Media can affect you!

Do you know God judges our thoughts and our heart?

Is it wrong to look lustfully upon a woman?

Do you know that media does affect your actions?

media scriptures
Media Scriptures

Romans 1:18 – 21

Matthew 5:27- 30

1 Corinthians 15:33

Ephesians 4:29

Colossians 3:8