Problems Of Unrestrained Pleasure-Seeking

Watch the TV news and observe a fact: Without self-restraint human nature produces all sorts of evil: meanness, disrespect, bullying, abuse, violence, rage, arrogance, injustice, deceit, self-destruction, vulgarity, hatred, cruelty, fraud. Unrestrained human nature destabilizes society and eventually leads to despair, oppression, war, and/or totalitarianism. Western society desperately needs godly self-restraint!

If a person does whatever she/he wants to do and/or feels like doing, without moral restraint, she/he will make a mighty mess of her/his life.  So how do you get moral restraint?  So much in our society wants to grab our attention and focus us on unrestrained pleasure-seeking, when we desperately need a focus on godly self-restraint.

Movies and TV shows grab and hold Americans’ attention . . .
Church does not.
Sports captures the passion and enthusiasm of Americans . . .
Church does not.
Music takes hold of Americans’ hearts and won’t let go . . .
Church does not.
It’s time for the American church to break out of cultural irrelevance
And to bring the thrilling presence, power, and love
Of the living God to the hearts and minds of Americans!
There is a new attention grabbing form of church
In Nashville (the city, not the TV show) at:
225 Berry St., 37207 on Sunday mornings at 10:45.
Let God grab you . . .
Come visit The Salvation Army Berry Street.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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