What Is Lost or Gained If My Church Stops Using Hymnals?

Episode 185 Show Notes 

What Is Lost or Gained If My Church Stops Using Hymnals?

From the Show

I have been celibate for 7 years and am praying for a wife. I have a problem with sexual frustration and pornography. What should I do?

I understand your frustration. I didn't get married until I was 35. I went through that whole period that a lot of guys do. We're given the gift of celibacy when we're not married…. You've got to pour yourself into God's Word, into prayer, into fellowship with the saints, and holding each other accountable, and that will really help you during this time. If you can't endure faithfully during this period, of course, there are going to be times when you sin along the way, but, if you can't endure trusting God's faithfulness during this period, then what will it be when you're married? What will be the thing that you can't trust God for then? So, this is a great opportunity to be someone who can come alongside people, and encourage them in the faith. But you've really got to cut all ties with the pornography to do that. — Michael Horton

Questions in this Episode

1. What do you think we lost or gained by this practice when we switched from using hymnals in church?

2. I have been celibate for 7 years and am praying for a wife. I have a problem with sexual frustration and pornography. What should I do?

3. I have heard you talk before about how we Christians are all sinners. Doesn’t the Bible call us saints? How do you square that with calling Christians sinners?

4. What does it mean to love God with our minds? What are some practical ways Christians do this?

Resources

Pilgrim Theology by Michael Horton

Walking with Jesus Through His Word: Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures by Dennis Johnson

6 Reasons Why Porn Is Not Harmless

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