Last night was an amazing night drinking from the fire-hose of David Platt’s teaching at Secret Church 14. There was so much great material from last night. Here is just one section of immediately helpful material from “The Cross and Everyday Life.” Check out the entire thing when it comes online when it becomes available in a few weeks.
10 Cross-Centered Commandments for Entertainment and Social Media
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
1. Fear God
2. Flee sexual immorality
2.1. Flee sexual lusts (having wrong sexual desires yourself)
2.2. Flee sexual immodesty (provoking wrong sexual desires in others)
2.3. Flee sexual allurements (including inappropriate emotional attachment) outside of marriage.
2.4. Flee sexual outside of marriage
2.5. Flee entertainment that exalts, glamorizes, jokes around about,and/or makes light of sex outside of marriage
3. Speak Wisely
3.1. Think before you speak
3.1.1. Will what I say adorn the gospel?
3.1.2. Will what I say glorify God?
3.2. Avoid evil and angry speech
3.3. Avoid retaliatory and inflammatory speech
3.4. Avoid gossip and slander
3.5. Avoid grumbling and complaining
3.6. Avoid saying on a screen what you wouldn’t say in person
4. Communicate Honestly
5. Cultivate Humility
6. Have Accountability
7. Maintain Mastery
8. Guard Your Heart
8.1. From envy and jealousy
8.2. From pride and ambition
8.3. From unhealthy friendships and unhelpful associations
9. Renew Your Mind
9.1. Beware falsehood
9.2. Beware filth
9.3. Beware frivolity
10. Redeem Your Time
10.1. Make the most of every opportunity
10.2. Don’t neglect other priorities
10.2.1. Your time at work
10.2.2. Your time at rest
10.2.3. Your time with people
10.2.4. Your time with God