Date: March 20, 2022 ()

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  • What are habits?
    • Definition: A practice that has been repeated so frequently that it becomes second nature, sometimes involuntarily
    • Examples
      • Brushing teeth
      • Looking before crossing the street
  • What makes habits sinful?
    • A habit becomes a sin under two conditions
      • It is sinful if it violates a clear command or principle from the Bible
        • Drinking
          • Ephesians 5:18
          • Proverbs 23:29-3
        • Smoking
          • 1 Corinthians 3:17
        • Pornography
          • Matthew 5:28
          • Exodus 20:14
          • Exodus 20:17
          • Exodus 20:3
      • It is sinful when it assumes control of you
        • Yard sales
        • Video Games
  • Where do we turn for hope?
      • 2 Corinthians 5:17
      • 1 John 5:4-5
      • Galatians 6:7
    • Turn to the Lord
    • Exercise Faith
  • Don't we have an excuse?
      • John 8:36
      • Psalm 38:17-18
  • How do we overcome?
    • Replace sinful habits with seven helpful habits
      • Read the Bible and pray everyday
        • Psalm 119:28
      • Control every thought
        • 2 Corinthians 10:5
      • Confess sin immediately
        • Psalm 66:18
        • 1 John 1:9
      • Avoid sources of temptation
        • James 1:14
        • Proverbs 4:15
      • Replace bad things with good things
        • Ephesians 4:22,24
      • Look for God's escape route
        • 1 Corinthians 10:13
      • Get godly advice
        • Proverbs 21:2
        • Psalm 1:1

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