Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pastor Ed Young's Sexperiment

In sports, athletes always develop a game plan so that they can win their competitions.
They know that they cannot possibly win without first getting a strategy together so that they can figure out how they can beat their opponents. They would never go into a game empty handed without a plan and expect to win.
It is the same way for Christians, as spiritual athletes, we have to develop a game plan or strategies so that we can win our competitions. This is so important to the spiritual athlete that I devoted chapter 4, in my book: The Christian Olympics: Going for the Gold Crowns, to address how to plan strategies. Even when it comes to sexual temptations for Christians, a strategic plan must be in place in order to resist our competitor Satan, who tempts us to commit sexual sins.
We don’t have to look very far to find a strategic plan to win our competitions. God would never leave us to be clueless, become frantic, and wonder what we should do. He has given us His Word, the Bible, and if we carefully search the scriptures, we will find His strategic plans. The strategic plan for winning the wrestling match with sexual temptation for the married(a man and a woman) is found in 1 Corinthians. 7:3-5
These verses teach that married couples are to have sexual relations regularly and continuously. It is suppose to be a part of married life as eating and sleeping. It is in God’s plan that married couples would never deny each other of their sexual union together unless it is agreed upon by both and only for a short time for fasting and prayer.
Why does God want married couples to have sex regularly?
That answer is found in verse 5 where we find the word ‘’. The meaning for the word ‘incontinency’ is to be absent of the virtue in restraining the sexual appetite.
This means that married couples do not have self control when it comes to their sexual appetite. Which makes them vulnerable when Satan tempts them to commit a sexual sin simply because they are not having sexual relations regularly. Therefore, the strategic plan for married couples to win their competitions when it comes to sexual temptations is to have sexual relations regularly.
Pastor Young’s “Sexperiment” not only helped couples have a better marriage but it also helped married couples to put into practice God’s strategic plan for winning the wrestling matches of sexual temptations.


Monday, November 3, 2008

The 2008 World Series Champions: The Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies have not won a World Series since 1980. You can only imagine the disappointment, the discouragement, and the ridicule and boos from the fans that they endured for 28 years. But did they quit? Give up?, Stop trying? Did they let what others said about them rob them of their goal to be world champions? No, they kept their eyes on the prize.
This is just another among the many metaphors for the endurance, longevity, and persistence needed to finish the race of faith, the Christian Olympics. (Phil 3:13-14)


Saturday, September 6, 2008

The 2008 Paralympic Games and the Christian Olympics

The 2008 Paralympic Summer Games began in Beijing, China today, September 6, 2008, at the exact place where the 2008 Summer Olympic Games were held last month. These games will end with their closing ceremony on September 17
The Paralympic Games is a competition where athletes with various disabilities compete in sporting events against each other. These athletes show a display of courage and hope that extends far beyond their physical disabilities. That no matter what their circumstances maybe it will not stop them from training, being athletically fit, and competing to win gold.
Although Paralympic Games are separate from the Olympic Games, the Christian Olympics have no such separation. Every Christian whether they are disabled, have a sickness, a handicap, and/or any type of infirmity and weakness or have the best of health and no disabilities participate in the Christian Olympics.
In The Christian Olympics:Going for the Gold Crowns, the Apostle Paul, who compared the Christian life to the Olympic Games, had an infirmity that he called a “thorn in the flesh.” The Bible does not say what is was, but it bothered Paul enough to ask God to remove it from him three times. Though Paul’s request was not granted, God gave him something better than removing the infirmity, God gave Paul His grace to replace his weakness. This grace was God’s divine strength that enabled Paul, in spite of his infirmity, to finish his race and receive crowns of gold. Read about the different crowns that he won in The Christian Olympics:Going for the Gold Crowns by S.E.Gregg

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Coaching in The 2008 Beijing Olympics and The Christian Olympics

In the 2008 Summer Beijing Olympics as in all sports every athlete individually or as a team has a coach. The coaches give their athletes the game plan and then they stand by so that their athletes can implement the plan or put it to action. They cannot play along with them or be right beside them. They can only stand by and watch. But in the Christian Olympics their Coach not only gives the spiritual athletes the game plan but stays with them, is right beside them and never leaves them during the competitions.

Friday, July 4, 2008

The 2008 Olympic Trials and The Christian Olympics

The 2008 Olympic Trials have already begun. These trials are held for athletes to compete against each other to see who is qualified to represent their country in the Beijing Olympics. Every athlete will not be an Olympian or get the opportunity to compete in Beijing because not all athletes will make it through the trials. Unlike the Olympic Games, there are no Olympic trials involved in the Christian Olympics. Because all Christians have the opportunity to compete in the Christian Olympics. In fact, the moment a person becomes a Christian they become a spiritual athlete and begin their competition as an Olympian in the Christian Olympics.
S. E. Gregg,