Growing in purity is a challenge.

Gratefully, God is equipped to help you meet that challenge and even subdue it. It is not easy, but it is entirely possible – that’s good news!

First Step

This webpage merely is a first step – a starting point. It includes helpful Scripture references, book titles, and web resources.

If you want to take the next step and talk to someone about your further growth in purity, then [phone (562) 943-3791 and ask for Reggie] or, [email _____@graceevfree.org].

Next Steps

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed” (James 5: 16).

“Three things stand out here: confession, prayer, healing. When we sinful men come out of hiding, God’s power comes down, and healing starts spreading out from there.” Ray Ortlund, Jr.

Psalm 1 Proverbs 6:20-7:27 Matthew 5:27-28 Romans 6:11-12, 14 Romans 8:12-13 Romans 12:2 Romans 13:14 I Corinthians 6:19-20 I Corinthians 9:24 I Corinthians 10:13 II Corinthians 7:1 Galatians 5:16-17 Philippians 4:8 Colossians 3:5-8 I Thessalonians 4:3, 7-8 II Timothy 2:22 James 1:13-14 I Peter 1:14-15 I Peter 2:11-12 I John 2:16-17

“Kill sin or it will be killing you.” John Owen

So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. (Romans 8:12-13)

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. (Colossians 3:5)

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires. (Romans 13:14)

Put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 22-24)

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9)

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (James 4:7)

Give no opportunity to the devil. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. (Ephesians 4:27; 6:11)