Sermon Illustrations

In Every Man’s Battle, Stephen Arterburn urges men to retrain their eyes to “bounce away” from visual images that stimulate lust. Many have found that a good habit can be formed in just a couple of weeks.

It feels good when find out you got it right. Last fall I was talking with my brother-in-law and he said, “There’s something I’ve been wanting to thank you for. Do you recall several years ago when we took our families camping in Ocean City? One afternoon on the beach, a very shapely young woman in a very small swimsuit settled in near us. I noticed that when you saw her, you immediately turned your attention to other things. Thank you for setting that example and encouraging me to do the same.”

I didn’t remember the incident. But it sure felt good to know that it’s a battle I can win, and there are benefits to others when I do.