Today we are joined by our hosts Callie Nixon and Chelsea Shay Friesen as they help us identify what lust and masturbation can look like through sharing their personal stories, discussing how to fight against the temptation, and encouraging us to pursue faithfulness in Christ.
* Matthew 5:28: “But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
* 1 Corinthians 6:18: “Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.”
* Colossians 3:5: “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.”
* 1 Timothy 4:12: "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."
* Psalm 119:9: "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word."
* 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5: " For this is the will of God, your sanctification:[a] that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body[b] in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God"
* Galatians 5:19-21: "Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy,[a] drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do[b] such things will not inherit the kingdom of God."
* Romans 8:38-39: "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
* 1 Corinthians 10:13: "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."
Learn More about our recovery ministry, re:genneration: https://www.watermark.org/ministries/regeneration-recovery
Freedom Starts Today by John Elmore https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Starts-Today-Overcoming-Addictions/dp/1540900622/ref=sr_1_2?crid=BYIRFCPW7ARH&dchild=1&keywords=freedom+starts+today+elmore&qid=1617797255&sprefix=freedom+starts+today%2Caps%2C268&sr=8-2
Want to be reminded that you are clean in Christ? Listen to these songs
* Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be: https://open.spotify.com/track/2JEcE2v4tOpKzVZFjpLR59?si=3BtdQq5FTOOL_b7DGJ2IWQ
* Forgiven, David Crowder - https://open.spotify.com/track/0d2svMT7Gaisn7RY4cJRDN?si=Qa9nY9wjQSG9ZlQJAy0Gzg
To hear more about Callie’s journey, listen to Kristine Hoover’s podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/callie-nixon-on-fighting-the-sin-of-lust/id1341513188?i=1000467323876