January 4, 2021
Questions to Ask If You Want to Make Life Changes | What’s Behind the Rise of the Sexual Revolution and Expressive Individualism
In 2021, say what you mean and mean what you say.
Use words – and use the Word of God – in ways that bear out the real meaning of the words and the Word.
“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O God.” – Psalm 19:14
Think for a moment about the words you’ve spoken in the last hour, the last day, the last week. Have the words of your mouth (those you’ve spoken out loud, those you’ve spoken on social media) and the meditations of your heart been acceptable in light of God’s holiness and our holy calling?
What’s really on our minds and in our hearts comes out when we’re under pressure. Jesus confirmed as much when he said in Matthew 15, “it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.” And by way of explanation, Jesus said, “What comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person.”
The Word of God Matters…
The Word made flesh to dwell among us – full of grace and truth – those are good words!
Ephesians 4:29 “Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.”
Philippians 4:8 “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Ephesians 5:4 “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.”
Dr. Linda Mintle – The Dr. Linda Mintle Show
It’s a new year which means many of us desire new habits and lifestyle choices. Dr. Mintle helps us think through the questions to ask ourselves surrounding these changes.
Carl Trueman – Author of “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self”
Dr. Carl has a Ph.D. of Church History from the University of Aberdeen and is a Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. In his recent book, “The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution,” Dr. Trueman analyzes the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom – rather than the cause – of the human search for identity.
For more information on Carl’s book click here: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-rise-and-triumph-of-the-modern-self-hcj/