While researching addiction, I came across this excellent Ted Talk. The principles taught in this talk are highly practical and reminded me of numerous Scriptures. As I pursue freedom for others and myself, I continually discover the power of practical obedience. Principles matter. Truth sets us free. Jesus is the answer. But we must respond to that truth. We must obey it. We have a responsibility to apply wisdom and truth to our lives: to access the power of the Holy Spirit, and to do whatever it takes to be free. Below are the results of my Bible Study inspired by this Ted Talk.
Repentance, "Do You Want to be Free?"
Matthew 15:1-20, James 4:1-10
What does the Bible say about to deal with your specific struggle?
Hosea 4:6, Psalm 119, 2 Timothy 3:16, Matthew 22:29
Control the sources that control us:
#3 Social Pressure
1 Corinthians 15:33, Ecclesiastes 4:12, Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 13:20
#4 Social Ability
James 5:16, Proverbs 27:17, Proverbs 9:9
(Lots of Scripture on the rewards of holiness, gotta narrow this one down and choose the most practical)
2 Timothy 2:22, Matthew 6:13, Romans 13:14
Plan to deal with setbacks:
Proverbs 24:16, Micah 7:8-9, 1 John 1:7-9