970: Purity Beyond Celibacy (Part 1)


Purity Beyond Celibacy (Part 1)In this episode, Jay is joined by author Amber LaTrece Smith to address the question: What are the differences between purity and celibacy?





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Episode Title: Purity Beyond Celibacy (Part 1)


Guest: Amber LaTrece SmithFollow Her on Instagram


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Question We Address and Answer:

  • What are the differences between purity and celibacy?


Key Lessons and Takeaways:

  • The importance of knowing what purity is.
  • How abstinence, celibacy and purity differ.
  • Schemes the enemy uses to get us to compromise our purity.
  • Why God desires for us to live a lifestyle of purity.



  • Amber shares how she discovered the differences between celibacy and purity.



  • I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. John 17:15-16 (NKJV)


  • You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.Matthew 5:27-28 (NIV)



  • In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. 21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.2 Timothy 2:20-22 (NIV)


  • For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.1 Corinthians 1:25 (NIV)


  • From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”Matthew 4:17 (NIV)


Hold Yourself Accountable:

  • Acknowledge that purity extends beyond the physical act of having sex.


Apply the Kingdom Principle:

  • “It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, 5 not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God”1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 (NIV)


Take Action Now:

  • Review the 4 Requirements to Maintain a Lifestyle of Purity and decide with God which requirement you need to begin focusing and working on.


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