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EMPOWERMENT AND ACTION

Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

 

Romans 6:13-14 “No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness. For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.”

 

Romans 12:1-2 “The New Life in Christ “I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

 

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.”

 

Psalm 101:3 “I will set nothing wicked before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; It shall not cling to me.”

 

Psalm 51:10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and steadfast spirit within me”

 

1 Timothy 5:2 “…Treat older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity”

 

Job 31:1 “I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I look upon a virgin?”

 

Proverbs 31:3 “Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings”

 

Proverbs 5:8 “Keep your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house;”

 

Colossians 3:5 “Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry).”

 

James 1:13-15“No one, when tempted, should say, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one. But one is tempted by one's own desire, being lured and enticed by it; then, when that desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and that sin, when it is fully grown, gives birth to death.”

1 Corinthians 9:27 “but I punish my body and enslave it, so that after proclaiming to others I myself should not be disqualified.”

 

Galatians 5:24 “And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.”

Ephesians 4:22 “You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts...”

 

1 Thessalonians 4:4-5 “that each one of you know how to control your own body in holiness and honor, not with lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God;”

 

1 John 1:8-9“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

 

2 Timothy 2:22 “Shun youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.”

Titus 2:11-12“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all, training us to renounce impiety and worldly passions, and in the present age to live lives that are self-controlled, upright, and godly”

 

1 peter 2:11“Beloved, I urge you as aliens and exiles to abstain from the desires of the flesh that wage war against the soul.”

 

Ephesians 5:3“But fornication and impurity of any kind, or greed, must not even be mentioned among you, as is proper among saints.”

 

James 5:16“Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective”

 

Galatians 2:20 “…and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Colossians 3:1-10 “So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth, for you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life is revealed, then you also will be revealed with him in glory. Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient. These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life. But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices and have clothed yourselves with the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge according to the image of its creator.”

 

Job 31:1“I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?”

 

Proverbs 31:3“Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings.”

 

Sirach 21:2“Flee from sin as from a snake; for if you approach sin, it will bite you. Its teeth are lion's teeth, and can destroy the souls of men.”

 

1 Timothy 6:11-12 “But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

Hebrews 4:15-16 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

1 Corinthians 6:15-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.”

 

Ephesians 4:22-24 “You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.”

 

Quote:“The struggle is the sign of holiness. A Saint is a sinner that keeps trying” –

 

St Josemaria Escriva Quote:When tempted, think” I will not give my power to that woman”