Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. Manton, D. D.I. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." And they keep them out of heaven (1 Corinthians 6:9; ver. This refers to any indecency, obscenity, or shameful thing. Instead, our task is to "expose" them - Ep 5:11b-13 a. It is a grievous sin. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. III. It is an abomination before God.II. Don’t watch filthy TV shows. This sermon is part of a series called Series on Ephesians and has been entitled 'Covetousness' - Ephesians 5:3-7 Praise God! Second Contrast — Sins of the Flesh, Ephesians 5:3-21. a. Verse 3 begins with “but,” drawing a contrast with the command to walk in love, just as Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us. (2) When we seek to palliate foul deeds with handsome and plausible names, and so speak of these things with allowance and extenuation, and not with extreme detestation.Secondly, the reason — "As it becometh saints"; that is, Christians or believers; all of them are saints, or should be saints.1. It unfitteth for every holy duty. )Evil of covetousnessC. )Covetousness decried and yet practisedHarris.About the time that the Apostle Paul was denouncing the sin (of covetousness) in his Epistle to Timothy, Seneca was decrying the same evil, and composed his Ethics; but, as if to show the impotence of his own precepts, "he was accused of having amassed the most ample riches" — a circumstance which, though not the ostensible, was no doubt the real, cause of his finally falling a victim to the jealousy of Nero.(Harris. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). We first endure, then pity, then embrace. )Covetousness decried and yet practisedHarris.About the time that the Apostle Paul was denouncing the sin (of covetousness) in his Epistle to Timothy, Seneca was decrying the same evil, and composed his Ethics; but, as if to show the impotence of his own precepts, "he was accused of having amassed the most ample riches" — a circumstance which, though not the ostensible, was no doubt the real, cause of his finally falling a victim to the jealousy of Nero.(Harris. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. As the stream comes down from the land, it brings with it sand and earth, and deposits all these at its mouth; so that by degrees, unless the conservators watch it carefully, it will block itself up, and leave no channel for ships of great burden. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. Spurgeon. )LinksEphesians 5:3 NIVEphesians 5:3 NLTEphesians 5:3 ESVEphesians 5:3 NASBEphesians 5:3 KJVEphesians 5:3 Bible AppsEphesians 5:3 ParallelEphesians 5:3 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:3 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:3 French BibleEphesians 5:3 German BibleEphesians 5:3 CommentariesBible Hub, 1. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." Intro: Beginning in Ephesians 4:1 and continuing through 5:14, the Apostle Paul has challenged the church concerning her walk before the Lord. The leader of the study speculated that the high rates of intercourse could likely be attributed to television exposure (in World [6/8-15, 1996], p. 10). Advice to all Christians. H. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). It is like the silting up of a river. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. While genuine Christians may fall into these sins, no genuine Christian can continue in such sins. )Covetousness decried and yet practisedHarris.About the time that the Apostle Paul was denouncing the sin (of covetousness) in his Epistle to Timothy, Seneca was decrying the same evil, and composed his Ethics; but, as if to show the impotence of his own precepts, "he was accused of having amassed the most ample riches" — a circumstance which, though not the ostensible, was no doubt the real, cause of his finally falling a victim to the jealousy of Nero.(Harris. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. Founded in 2002. But here, he says that the alternative to sexual immorality and greed is to give thanks. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). IV. As the stream comes down from the land, it brings with it sand and earth, and deposits all these at its mouth; so that by degrees, unless the conservators watch it carefully, it will block itself up, and leave no channel for ships of great burden. Your eyes adjust to bright sunlight so that it doesn’t seem so bright or to a dark room so that it isn’t so dark. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. Intro: In our last study, we considered verses 1-2. (2) When we seek to palliate foul deeds with handsome and plausible names, and so speak of these things with allowance and extenuation, and not with extreme detestation.Secondly, the reason — "As it becometh saints"; that is, Christians or believers; all of them are saints, or should be saints.1. "That pure and holy dove will not dwell in a cage of unclean and filthy birds.". When the Austrian officers sat down at any of the tables in the square of St. Mark, where the Venetians delight on summer evenings to eat their ices and drink their coffee, the company would immediately rise and retire, showing by their withdrawal that they abhorred their oppressors. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Many a man when he begins to accumulate wealth, commences at the same moment to ruin his soul; and the more he acquires, the more closely he blocks up his liberality, which is, so to speak, the very mouth of spiritual life. Advice to all Christians. )Evil of covetousnessC. Advice to all Christians. This word means “dirty” or “impure,” and was used to refer to the pus around an infected wound. Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. It is a common sin; and then it is time to cry aloud and spare not, when persons, both single and married, make so little conscience of this duty.2. (From here on, this message is probably rated PG-13, although I’ll try to keep it to a PG rating!) But among you, as is proper among the saints, there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. )Covetousness decried and yet practisedHarris.About the time that the Apostle Paul was denouncing the sin (of covetousness) in his Epistle to Timothy, Seneca was decrying the same evil, and composed his Ethics; but, as if to show the impotence of his own precepts, "he was accused of having amassed the most ample riches" — a circumstance which, though not the ostensible, was no doubt the real, cause of his finally falling a victim to the jealousy of Nero.(Harris. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). We profess the most holy faith; this obligeth us also, whether we took to the laws of God, which are the rule of our duty, or the promises of God, which are the charter of our hopes.3. When the Austrian officers sat down at any of the tables in the square of St. Mark, where the Venetians delight on summer evenings to eat their ices and drink their coffee, the company would immediately rise and retire, showing by their withdrawal that they abhorred their oppressors. Eternal damnation. These young men represent something like one-fourth of all visitors to pornographic sites on the internet. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. H. They defile the body, and are contrary to the dignity of the body, as it is a member of Christ, a temple of the Holy Ghost, or an instrument to be used for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 6:18).2. In the Scripture they are everywhere described by it, "With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure '" (Psalm 18:18); "Ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you" (John 15:3); "Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart" (Psalm 73:1); "Separate yourselves from the unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17); and in other places. It unfitteth for every holy duty. It is like the silting up of a river. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. Continue in prayer (Psalm 119:37). The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. 2:8-9), “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” So the task for the church is not to crusade to make our culture more moral, but rather to get people saved. Having a baby out of wedlock is acceptable to 83 percent of liberals and 33 percent of conservatives (The Washington Times [6/5/2007], p. A6). He understands your weaknesses.” By such enticing words, they lure unsuspecting people to eternal ruin (2 Pet. )LinksEphesians 5:3 NIVEphesians 5:3 NLTEphesians 5:3 ESVEphesians 5:3 NASBEphesians 5:3 KJVEphesians 5:3 Bible AppsEphesians 5:3 ParallelEphesians 5:3 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:3 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:3 French BibleEphesians 5:3 German BibleEphesians 5:3 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. "(Le Jeune. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. 2. H. When the Austrian officers sat down at any of the tables in the square of St. Mark, where the Venetians delight on summer evenings to eat their ices and drink their coffee, the company would immediately rise and retire, showing by their withdrawal that they abhorred their oppressors. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. THEY WAR AGAINST THE SOUL in every sense of the term - against its life, its aspirations, its happiness (1 Peter 2:11). What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. 5:1-20 (ESV) Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. So he can turn something into a dirty joke or ribald humor, as many stand-up comedians and TV sitcoms do. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure. They even darken the judgment and the understanding (Hosea 4:11). The sermon outline was: Not Even a Hint (v3-4); What Identifies You (v5-7); Walk in the Light (v8-10); The Light Which Exposes and Transforms (v11-14); Ephesians 5:3-14 - Walk In the Light - Faithlife Sermons As Paul says (Rom. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. 3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Uncleanness corrupts and defileth the mind; for it turneth it from the true pleasure to the false, and that procured on the basest terms of downright sin against God.What need we have to work in Christians a greater abhorrence of fornication and uncleanness, because it is a common sin and a grievous sin.1. Ephesians 5:3 speaks of “fornication,” “moral impurity” and “covetousness.” The abuse of the sexual relationship in immorality is selfish in the sense that it is self-fulfilling, self-centered, self-gratifying, using the other person for one’s own selfish fulfillment. Be Careful: Wives & Husbands from Ephesians 5:22–33 He gave us His commandments for our good. It is idolatry because it seeks to find pleasure in something other than God, while rejecting God’s commandments. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. Uncleanness corrupts and defileth the mind; for it turneth it from the true pleasure to the false, and that procured on the basest terms of downright sin against God.What need we have to work in Christians a greater abhorrence of fornication and uncleanness, because it is a common sin and a grievous sin.1. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. Now these things are contrary to the disposition and spirit of saints, or to the holy, new, and Divine nature which is put into them.II. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Ephesians/20b%. H. It is a common sin; and then it is time to cry aloud and spare not, when persons, both single and married, make so little conscience of this duty.2. Ephesians 5:3 Topic: Ephesians Enslaved. Guys, you must make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1), so that you stop checking out every attractive girl who walks by. In the Scripture they are everywhere described by it, "With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure '" (Psalm 18:18); "Ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you" (John 15:3); "Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart" (Psalm 73:1); "Separate yourselves from the unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17); and in other places. It is like the silting up of a river. It is like the silting up of a river. Pluck out your eye if you need to (Matt. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. Spurgeon. Paul uses six terms here to refer to sins that the saints must not practice: This is the Greek word porneia, which refers to any type of sexual immorality. Some are so only by external dedication and profession; as by baptism they are set apart for God as a clean and holy people.2. (1)The reasoning faculty is weakened. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. Also, teach (and set the example for) your daughters to dress modestly (1 Tim. When asked specifically about adultery, 12 percent of pastors answered yes (since entering local church ministry)! Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. (1)The reasoning faculty is weakened. Many a man when he begins to accumulate wealth, commences at the same moment to ruin his soul; and the more he acquires, the more closely he blocks up his liberality, which is, so to speak, the very mouth of spiritual life. August 23, 2020 Series: Ephesians: Christ’s Life In Us Sermon: Walk in Light Passage: Ephesians 5:3-14 Illustra;on: Need: Because we are in Christ, we are called to live in His life and not prac;ce or par;cipate in the unfruiDul works of Rather, he tells us that those who practice such things will not be in heaven, but will come under God’s wrath! Because of our present communion with God and service of God. How deeply ashamed you would be if your fellow men could perceive your impure thoughts and desires, though they be involuntary! According to industry studies, 70% percent of 18-24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. 7:1-9). Let your senses be trained by God’s Word that shows us His paths of righteousness, which are for our eternal joy and good. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? 16:19b), “but I want you to be wise in what is good and innocent in what is evil.”. After this fashion will every true Christian treat his inbred sins; he will not be happy under their power, nor tolerate their dominion, nor show them favour. After this fashion will every true Christian treat his inbred sins; he will not be happy under their power, nor tolerate their dominion, nor show them favour. They defile the body, and are contrary to the dignity of the body, as it is a member of Christ, a temple of the Holy Ghost, or an instrument to be used for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 6:18).2. It is a grievous sin. H. Satan will use the same ploy to tempt you to fulfill your sexual desires in disobedience to God. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. You would think that Paul would say that we are to replace sexual impurity with purity. ITS CONSEQUENCES.1. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Work at it constantly. They defile the body, and are contrary to the dignity of the body, as it is a member of Christ, a temple of the Holy Ghost, or an instrument to be used for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 6:18).2. Several years ago, Al Mohler wrote (cited without reference by Ligon Duncan, June 4, 2006, accessed at: http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Ephesians/20b% 20ephesians_5.3_4.htm): The statistics are truly frightening. Uncleanness corrupts and defileth the mind; for it turneth it from the true pleasure to the false, and that procured on the basest terms of downright sin against God.What need we have to work in Christians a greater abhorrence of fornication and uncleanness, because it is a common sin and a grievous sin. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. )LinksEphesians 5:3 NIVEphesians 5:3 NLTEphesians 5:3 ESVEphesians 5:3 NASBEphesians 5:3 KJVEphesians 5:3 Bible AppsEphesians 5:3 ParallelEphesians 5:3 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:3 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:3 French BibleEphesians 5:3 German BibleEphesians 5:3 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)on temporal welfare.2. 4. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Cut off your hand! We are consecrated to the service of a holy God. Andrew Davis. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. 1. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Thus God’s standard is absolute and it includes moral purity in thought, speech, and behavior. This is a video of a sermon given by Pastor John Erbele at Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN. It wouldn’t be heaven if they were there! 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. H. Spurgeon.When Venice was in the hands of the Austrians, those alien tyrants swarmed in every quarter; but the Venetians hated them to the last degree, and showed their enmity upon all occasions. New Life: Old Off, New On from Ephesians 4:17–24. Spurgeon. Don’t assume that the church will do the job, although we want to back you up. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." I fear that the American church is in grave danger of pitying or embracing the sexual immorality that has engulfed our nation. The next largest group of users are young men in their 20’s and 30’s, 66% of whom report being regular users of pornography…. Instead of doing more for God he does less; the more he saves, the more he wants; and the more he wants of this world, the less he cares for the world to come.(C. It is a grievous sin. In the Scripture they are everywhere described by it, "With the pure thou wilt show thyself pure '" (Psalm 18:18); "Ye are clean through the word which I have spoken to you" (John 15:3); "Surely God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart" (Psalm 73:1); "Separate yourselves from the unclean thing, and I will receive you" (2 Corinthians 6:17); and in other places. Yet, when you are alone, the All-knowing God, and the holy angels, witness your deeds. )LinksEphesians 5:3 NIVEphesians 5:3 NLTEphesians 5:3 ESVEphesians 5:3 NASBEphesians 5:3 KJVEphesians 5:3 Bible AppsEphesians 5:3 ParallelEphesians 5:3 Biblia ParalelaEphesians 5:3 Chinese BibleEphesians 5:3 French BibleEphesians 5:3 German BibleEphesians 5:3 CommentariesBible Hub, (1)The reasoning faculty is weakened. H. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). It unfitteth for every holy duty. This sin, however loathsome in the sight of God and of human nature transformed by His grace, is nevertheless most seductive to the lower fallen nature of man. When we violate His standards, it results in short term pleasure (that’s why we’re tempted to do it), but long term pain and problems. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. It only makes sense: there will not be immoral or greedy people (who are idolaters) in heaven. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. ” That means that we are to imitate God just as a child imitates a parent. But let us consider the sense.1. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. Several years ago, Al Mohler wrote (cited without reference by Ligon Duncan, June 4, 2006, accessed at: http://www.fpcjackson.org/resources/sermons/Ephesians/20b% proved those statistics! 2:9), as young women who want to please the Lord. 3. Things that we must "expose" are often so disgraceful, it is shameful to speak of them b. Happy is he who, when merely thoughts cross his mind, listens to the warning voice of nature. How would you counter this with Scripture? 3. In the Bible, the fool is not someone who is mentally deficient, but rather someone who is morally deficient because he ignores God’s Word. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. 2. Some are so only by external dedication and profession; as by baptism they are set apart for God as a clean and holy people.2. - T.C. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. As the stream comes down from the land, it brings with it sand and earth, and deposits all these at its mouth; so that by degrees, unless the conservators watch it carefully, it will block itself up, and leave no channel for ships of great burden. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Follow. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. 1. But let us consider the sense.1. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien [appearance] Ephes. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. But —Marking the transition to a new volume of iniquity in the anti-Church of Gentilism, to be avoided by the Church of Christianity. Ephesians 5:3-14 New International Version (NIV). This is St John's library of sermon recordings. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Ruin of earthly happiness. Keeping God’s commandments is often difficult in the short term, but deeply fulfilling in the long term. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. H. Spurgeon.When Venice was in the hands of the Austrians, those alien tyrants swarmed in every quarter; but the Venetians hated them to the last degree, and showed their enmity upon all occasions. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Sermon Ephesians 5:8-14 Live in the Light as Children of Light Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children's Sermons Hymn Lists Dr. Mickey Anders Ephesians 5:8-14 "Out of the darkness comes the light." David Mathis Apr 2, 2020 11.6K Shares God is most glorified in us What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. 12 years ago | 289 views. Ephesians 5:3-5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Instead of doing more for God he does less; the more he saves, the more he wants; and the more he wants of this world, the less he cares for the world to come.(C. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. We live in a day when even most professing Christians deny that God’s moral standards are absolutely true and binding on all people in all cultures. 4:17-32 - To walk in Separation • Eph. Your ears filter out certain noises so that you don’t even think about them. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). Spurgeon. To fix the sense. Against Gentile uncleanness, remembering God’s judgment, beware, Ephesians 5:3-7. Is not the whole nature set in an uproar? Uncleanness corrupts and defileth the mind; for it turneth it from the true pleasure to the false, and that procured on the basest terms of downright sin against God.What need we have to work in Christians a greater abhorrence of fornication and uncleanness, because it is a common sin and a grievous sin.1. When we first hear of some terrible sin, we shrink back in horror and disgust. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. It is a grievous sin. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. II. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). But if we are exposed to this sin repeatedly, so that it becomes commonplace, we tend to accept it or at least shrug it off. So to guard yourself against the temptation of adultery, guard your relationship with your mate. H. Spurgeon.When Venice was in the hands of the Austrians, those alien tyrants swarmed in every quarter; but the Venetians hated them to the last degree, and showed their enmity upon all occasions. Christians should not joke about sex for the same reason that we should not joke about God—it is a sacred subject. After this fashion will every true Christian treat his inbred sins; he will not be happy under their power, nor tolerate their dominion, nor show them favour. The way that God designed our five senses so that they adjust to minimize harsh stimuli is amazing! Ephesians 5:3-14 Register Church Member Login St John's Sermon Library. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) saw this when he wrote (“Essay on Man,” in Familiar Quotations, by John Bartlett [Little, Brown, and Company], 13th ed., p. 317). Manton, D. D.I. "(Le Jeune. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. It is a common sin; and then it is time to cry aloud and spare not, when persons, both single and married, make so little conscience of this duty. If you read Paul’s account of the degradation of the human race in Romans 1:18-32, at the root of it was (1:21), “they did not honor Him as God or give thanks.” So by faith, you must bow before God’s sovereignty over your circumstances and give Him thanks. It is a common sin; and then it is time to cry aloud and spare not, when persons, both single and married, make so little conscience of this duty.2. What special impurity is there in those sins? Uncleanness corrupts and defileth the mind; for it turneth it from the true pleasure to the false, and that procured on the basest terms of downright sin against God.What need we have to work in Christians a greater abhorrence of fornication and uncleanness, because it is a common sin and a grievous sin.1. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? So that we all are perfectly clear, let me point out that being a moral person will not get you into heaven. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. [Living Before God Our Father] Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; — 1 Peter 1:13 (NKJV) If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. He designed the sexual relationship for a man and a woman in a lifelong committed marriage. Now these things are contrary to the disposition and spirit of saints, or to the holy, new, and Divine nature which is put into them. Ephesians 5:3-7. After this fashion will every true Christian treat his inbred sins; he will not be happy under their power, nor tolerate their dominion, nor show them favour. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. Sexual purity is not an infrequent theme in Paul’s letters. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2008, All Rights Reserved. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. Ephesians 4 Ephesians 5:3 Ephesians 6 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. As many stand-up comedians and TV sitcoms do of lake Gregory Community church in Savage, MN not.... Available in your own gratification ( cf that pure and holy dove will not indulge them (! Usual freeway noise was missing all video rentals are pornographic opposite to holiness but after develop! Sex is far more common among both age groups than alcohol or drug use imitating Love! 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