Avoiding negative influences, Media

Intro: What is your favorite movie ever, and why?


  1. 1 Thess 5:19, 1 Pet 1:16 In order to remain on Fire for God, we must guard against negative influences, satan has many tools to influence us away from God.
    1. 1 Pet 5:8 One of Satan’s most powerful ways to influence people to turn from God and sin is through music, movies, video games, and the internet.
      1. 2 Cor 6:17 Many Christian youth and young adults get caught up listening to these wrong influences, and are led to compromise.
      2. James 5:12, James 4:4 Many Christians end up listening to Ungodly music, and watching wrong movies because they cant say “NO”
    2. Prov 4:23, S.S. 2:15 The word of God challenges us to guard our hearts, and to watch out for the little compromises that can influence us to do evil.
  2. James 4:7, 2 Thess 2:15 We must learn to avoid these negative influences in our lives, we must stand strong in our convictions, despite what people think.
    1. 1 Cor 6:9-12 We must be careful about music and movies that are full of sex, lust, profanity, and violence.
      1. Heb 6:12 Jude 1:7 We need to avoid pornographic internet sites, and video games that are violent, and waist too much of our time.
      2. 2 Cor 6:14 One of the greatest ways we can have victory in these areas is through having the right friends, and being accountable to a Pastor.
    2. 2 Cor 3:17 God wants us to have freedom over the effect of the worlds influences, we must be willing to surrender, and get these influences out of our lives.


  1. What are some of the negative influences that ungodly music, movies, video games, and the internet have on people?
  2. Why is it so important to stand strong in our convictions when it comes to these negative influences? Why do others need to know that we live differently?
  3. Is anyone here tonight struggling with ungodly music, or movies? Does anyone have a problem with the internet or video games?
  4. How can we have victory over these negative influences that try to pull us away from God? What are you personally doing to assure you don’t compromise?

End: Pray for any who are struggling with letting go of these wrong influences of the world, then take requests.