MORAL
MARGIN
MARGIN:
The amount
available beyond
what is necessary.
MORAL
MARGIN:Putting distance
between you and
temptation.
JAMES 1:13-15
When tempted, no one should
say, "God is tempting me." For
God cannot be tempted by evil,
nor does he tempt...
THREE
TEMPTATION
TRUTHS
LIFE WITH JESUS
IS WAR
TEMPTATION
IS NOT SIN
SATAN WILL
H.I.T. YOU.
(Hungry, Isolated and Tired)
EVERY
TEMPTATION
IS AN OPPORTUNITY
FOR VICTORY.
ENTICED:
deleazo (del-eh-
ad'-zo):
to entrap, allure,
entice, hook
1 CORINTHIANS
Flee from sexual immorality. All
other sins a man commits are
outside his body, but he who
sins sexually si...
FLEE: pheugo
(fyoo'-go):
to run away; to shun;
to escape, to
distance oneself.
3 But among you there
must not be even a hint of
sexual immorality, or of
any kind of impurity, or of
greed, because thes...
For this reason he had to be
made like his brothers in every
way, in order that he might
become a merciful and faithful
h...
Because he himself
suffered when he was
tempted, he is able to help
those who are being
tempted.(NIV)
HEBREWS 2:17-18
BETTER PLACES
TO
DRAW THE
LINE
DRESS FOR
SPIRITUAL
SUCCESS.
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord
and in his mighty power. 11 Put
on the full armor of God, so that
you can take your sta...
13 Therefore put on the full
armor of God, so that when the
day of evil comes, you may be
able to stand your ground, and
...
15 and with your feet fitted with
the readiness that comes from
the gospel of peace. 16 In
addition to all this, take up ...
18 And pray in the Spirit on
all occasions with all kinds of
prayers and requests. With
this in mind, be alert and
always...
KEEP FOUR
FEET
ON THE
FLOOR.
NO SLEEPOVERS
OR PLAYING
HOUSE.
NO TONSIL
HOCKEY.
AVOID
DANGEROUS
PLACES.
MONITOR
INTERNET
ACTIVITY.
AVOID TIME
ALONE WITH THE
WRONG PEOPLE.
1 CORINTHIANS
33 Do not be misled: “Bad
company corrupts good
character.”
GUARD YOUR
EYES, MIND,
AND HEART.
MATTHEW 22:37
Jesus replied: "'Love the
Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul
and with all your mind.'
HAYDEN KHO
 Meaninglessness doesn’t
come from being weary of
pain, writer and lay
theologian G.K. Chesterton
once said. Rather, it c...
 But thanks to Atlanta-based
Christian evangelist Ravi
Zacharias, Kho claims to have
started the search for real meaning
...
DARK WORLD
 “I came from entertainment,
and it could really be a dark
world,” said Kho. “What I
want to do is light some
...
DARK WORLD
 “When the (sex) scandal happened, it
was like being caught in a flood,” said
Kho. “Every problem that came my...
DARK WORLD
 His turnaround started
during a private talk
Zacharias gave three days
after Kho’s 33rd birthday
last year. A...
CONFESSION
 Kho’s good friend Dioceldo
Sy, owner of Ever Bilena
cosmetics, had an extra
ticket to Zacharias’ talk at
Edsa...
CONFESSION
 Soon after Zacharias’ talk
about the truth behind the
Gospels, guess who was
the first person to raise his
ha...
CONFESSION
 Zacharias, founder and
board chair of Ravi
Zacharias International
Ministries, had no idea who
Kho was and wh...
CONFESSION
 “I was in the middle of doing
a movie when I decided to
quit and start following Ravi
everywhere he went,” sa...
LIFELONG
ENDEAVOR Kho knows that his decision
to commit himself to Christ
is a lifelong endeavor, and
“the walk” is far f...
LIFELONG
ENDEAVOR Again, Kho quoted from
Zacharias who once told his
audience that life itself is
tough and riddled with
...
RULES,
BOUNDARIES
 Kho also used to rebel at
the idea of living within
rules and boundaries. But
when one leads a Christi...
RULES,
BOUNDARIES
 He’s emphatic about his
relationship with Belo.
 They’re still very good
friends, but he doesn’t see
...
Check your thoughts
because they turn to
actions and eventually
become habits and finally
becomes your character.
Temptations are
opportunities.
Temptations are
not sins. But
yielding to
temptations are.
ROMANS 6:12-14
12 Therefore do not let sin reign in
your mortal body so that you obey its
evil desires. 13 Do not offer t...
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MARGIN 4 – 10AM MORNING SERVICE – PTR ALVIN GUTIERREZ

  1. 1. MORAL MARGIN
  2. 2. MARGIN: The amount available beyond what is necessary.
  3. 3. MORAL MARGIN:Putting distance between you and temptation.
  4. 4. JAMES 1:13-15 When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14 but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. 15 Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.
  5. 5. THREE TEMPTATION TRUTHS
  6. 6. LIFE WITH JESUS IS WAR
  7. 7. TEMPTATION IS NOT SIN
  8. 8. SATAN WILL H.I.T. YOU. (Hungry, Isolated and Tired)
  9. 9. EVERY TEMPTATION IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR VICTORY.
  10. 10. ENTICED: deleazo (del-eh- ad'-zo): to entrap, allure, entice, hook
  11. 11. 1 CORINTHIANS Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body. 19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
  12. 12. FLEE: pheugo (fyoo'-go): to run away; to shun; to escape, to distance oneself.
  13. 13. 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. EPHESIANS 5:3
  14. 14. For this reason he had to be made like his brothers in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people HEBREWS 2:17-18
  15. 15. Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.(NIV) HEBREWS 2:17-18
  16. 16. BETTER PLACES TO DRAW THE LINE
  17. 17. DRESS FOR SPIRITUAL SUCCESS.
  18. 18. 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. EPHESIANS 6:10-18
  19. 19. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, EPHESIANS 6:10-18
  20. 20. 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. EPHESIANS 6:10-18
  21. 21. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. EPHESIANS 6:10-18
  22. 22. KEEP FOUR FEET ON THE FLOOR.
  23. 23. NO SLEEPOVERS OR PLAYING HOUSE.
  24. 24. NO TONSIL HOCKEY.
  25. 25. AVOID DANGEROUS PLACES.
  26. 26. MONITOR INTERNET ACTIVITY.
  27. 27. AVOID TIME ALONE WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE.
  28. 28. 1 CORINTHIANS 33 Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.”
  29. 29. GUARD YOUR EYES, MIND, AND HEART.
  30. 30. MATTHEW 22:37 Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'
  31. 31. HAYDEN KHO
  32. 32.  Meaninglessness doesn’t come from being weary of pain, writer and lay theologian G.K. Chesterton once said. Rather, it comes from being weary of pleasure.  Perhaps, no one knows meaninglessness and the pursuit of pleasure better than former doctor and part- time actor Hayden Kho Jr.. As he himself admits, his once wayward life led him twice on the path of drugs and attempted suicide.
  33. 33.  But thanks to Atlanta-based Christian evangelist Ravi Zacharias, Kho claims to have started the search for real meaning in his life a year ago, as one of Zacharias’ disciples.  Kho, 34, hosted lunch in the Dasmariñas Village home of former fiancée Dr. Vicki Belo on Monday, in honor of Zacharias and American actor Stephen Baldwin.  Tuesday night, Zacharias and Baldwin gave a talk on the problems of pursuing pleasure before an exclusively invited crowd at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas, Pasig.  The past year, Kho has flown to Singapore, Indonesia and India to hear Zacharias speak. He met Baldwin, a member of Zacharias’ inner circle, in India, and they became good friends.
  34. 34. DARK WORLD  “I came from entertainment, and it could really be a dark world,” said Kho. “What I want to do is light some lamps. Since Stephen is famous and also an actor, maybe they would listen.”  After being embroiled in a series of sex videos, the tall and good-looking cosmetic surgeon lost his medical license for good in 2012.  The Professional Regulation Commission deemed Kho “immoral” and unfit to practice medicine.
  35. 35. DARK WORLD  “When the (sex) scandal happened, it was like being caught in a flood,” said Kho. “Every problem that came my way before was like a downpour. Since I’ve been underwater for so long, what was another downpour? But when they took away my license, para akong nasunugan. It was a totally different experience.”  In the scandal’s aftermath, Kho said, “I lost my name and my so-called friends.” No one came to his defense though he now admits he deserved all the brickbats.  “But if there was one thing I learned later,” he said, “God took away from me the fame, wealth, influence and my ego to help me realize that I don’t need any of those things to be fulfilled or to have real meaning in my life.”
  36. 36. DARK WORLD  His turnaround started during a private talk Zacharias gave three days after Kho’s 33rd birthday last year. A product of Christian schools, Koh, a former atheist, soon “met Christ and decided to commit my life to Him.”  “I’m not yet where I want to be, but I’m no longer who I used to be,” said Kho. “I was tired of pursuing the same path only to end up where I was, which was suicide. God plucked me out from going on that path again.”
  37. 37. CONFESSION  Kho’s good friend Dioceldo Sy, owner of Ever Bilena cosmetics, had an extra ticket to Zacharias’ talk at Edsa Shangri-La that night. He invited Kho.  Having read Zacharias’ book “Has Christianity Failed You?” as part of his research before choosing to become an atheist years ago, Kho also knew the author’s background as an engaging writer and leading Christian apologist.
  38. 38. CONFESSION  Soon after Zacharias’ talk about the truth behind the Gospels, guess who was the first person to raise his hand to ask questions?  “I asked a question that soon turned into a confession,” Kho said.  As Zacharias recalled, Kho said that he was “living with pain, shame and guilt.”  “Tears were running down his face,” said Zacharias. “He began by asking me what meaning can he find in life. That was where the dialogue between us began.”
  39. 39. CONFESSION  Zacharias, founder and board chair of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, had no idea who Kho was and what he had been through, but immediately noticed how transparent he was.  “To me, he looked like a man made for the movies, and there he was talking about life’s meaninglessness,” said Zacharias.  During the initial phase of his transformation, Koh found himself leaving everything behind, including movie projects and his day job as marketing head of Belo’s ZO skincare line.
  40. 40. CONFESSION  “I was in the middle of doing a movie when I decided to quit and start following Ravi everywhere he went,” said Kho. “My director was so mad at me.”  Kho attended almost all of Zacharias’ events and would cry through many of them. He had so many questions that he found himself discussing them with Zacharias even after the open forum.  Zacharias said, “He longed for hope, and I told him God is the only one big enough to change a person’s heart and begin anew.”
  41. 41. LIFELONG ENDEAVOR Kho knows that his decision to commit himself to Christ is a lifelong endeavor, and “the walk” is far from easy. As part of his commitment, he regularly attends Sunday service in Pasig.  “Up to now, temptations still abound, but I’ve discovered the discipline and power of prayer,” he said. “How could I pray before when there was no one I could pray to. There was no one I believed in who could help me. Now, I’ve come to know that prayer is the most important thing. I can’t start my day without praying.”
  42. 42. LIFELONG ENDEAVOR Again, Kho quoted from Zacharias who once told his audience that life itself is tough and riddled with battles. Of these many battles, the most difficult “battle you would ever face is your daily appointment with the Lord.”  “I’m reluctant to share my thoughts about these things because this isn’t about me,” he said. “I’m just being careful about the language because not all people are used to hearing Christianese. Like Dr. Ravi, I’m also not fond of using the word Christian at every turn.”
  43. 43. RULES, BOUNDARIES  Kho also used to rebel at the idea of living within rules and boundaries. But when one leads a Christian life, he soon realized that living within a set of rules is inevitable.  “A writer once said that before you take out a fence, it would be wise to ask why it was put there in the first place,” he said. “I’m now beginning to understand that those limits were set for my own protection. Like what Dr. Ravi said, as Christians we can’t live life without limits. And it’s not us who should set those limits.”
  44. 44. RULES, BOUNDARIES  He’s emphatic about his relationship with Belo.  They’re still very good friends, but he doesn’t see a future for them beyond friendship. “I think we both know that being a couple is not for us,” he said.  He plans to be active in Zacharias’ ministry.  Asked if he has plans of becoming a pastor, Kho said, “I think it is not my decision. That is His decision. I know what is in my heart, but I think it is not something I could share with media.”
  45. 45. Check your thoughts because they turn to actions and eventually become habits and finally becomes your character.
  46. 46. Temptations are opportunities.
  47. 47. Temptations are not sins. But yielding to temptations are.
  48. 48. ROMANS 6:12-14 12 Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. 13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to him as instruments of righteousness. 14 For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.

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