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. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. 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. (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. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). 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. March 20, 2016. Spurgeon. 3. The mission of SermonIndex is the preservation and propagation of classical Biblical preaching and the promotion of Christ-centered revival to this generation. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. 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. Delight in God's Word (Proverbs 2:10, 16). Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? IV. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? It is like the silting up of a river. 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 refers to the fact that as a believer, you are sanctified or set apart as holy unto the Lord. Paul’s first point is clear: Christians must not be immoral or greedy. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. 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. Man — the image and likeness of the Triune God — by his impurity reviles. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). To fix the sense. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Happy is he who, when merely thoughts cross his mind, listens to the warning voice of nature. 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. The Bible never uses the word to refer to a special class of believers who are a notch above the rest. 5:3 … Don’t be deceived by anyone who says anything else (Gal. You would think that Paul would say that we are to replace sexual impurity with purity. To fix the sense. 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. Paul makes three points: Paul writes (5:3), “But immorality or any impurity or greed must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints.” Saints is Paul’s common word for believers and means, holy ones. ” That means that we are to imitate God just as a child imitates a parent. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. Advice to all Christians. Your response? Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. Ephesians 5:3 Topic: Ephesians Enslaved. The temple of Artemis offered ritual prostitution as part of its “worship.” Sexual promiscuity was commonplace. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. You must actively fight against it. 2:9), as young women who want to please the Lord. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. What special impurity is there in those sins? 5:19-21)! THEY GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, whose office is to sanctify us (Ephesians 4:29, 30). So began an article in yesterday's newspaper. 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. Ephesians 5:3-7. To speak directly to you young women, you are not helping your brothers to moral purity when you dress seductively. 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. Paul says (5:3) that these three sins are “not even [to] be named among you, as is proper among saints.” He obviously does not mean that they should not be discussed, because he is discussing them here. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Things that we must "expose" are often so disgraceful, it is shameful to speak of them b. We should not be feeding our minds on these sins by watching movies or TV programs that depict them. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. 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. Since all of these letters are addressed to professing Christians in the church, God intends that you as a Christian be reminded of and be on guard against the sexual temptation that tempts us all. Advice to all Christians. It is like the silting up of a river. Unity & Diversity: To Maturity from Ephesians 4:13–16. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. 12 years ago | 289 views. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. It is a grievous sin. The Love and the Wrath of God Enforcing Morality, Covetousness Amongst the Worst of Human Crimes. But here, he says that the alternative to sexual immorality and greed is to give thanks. They even darken the judgment and the understanding (Hosea 4:11). (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. (2)The will becomes perverted. Follow. These young men represent something like one-fourth of all visitors to pornographic sites on the internet. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. ITS CONSEQUENCES.1. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). Use this beautiful custom verse art picture on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. 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. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. )Forbidden sinsT. 2. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. Spurgeon. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. Copyright, Steven J. Cole, 2008, All Rights Reserved. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. But God’s standards for moral purity are not up for popular vote! If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). Ruin of the soul. Leadership asked the same questions of readers of Christianity Today magazine who were not pastors. (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. 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. But after you develop a taste for it, the bitter tastes good. But let us consider the sense.1. 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. )Forbidden sinsT. 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. Sermon Ephesians 5:3-14 by Pastor John Erbele Part 4. bridgewoodchurch. 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. 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. 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 unfitteth for every holy duty. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Advice to all Christians. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. H. According to industry studies, 70% percent of 18-24 year old men visit pornographic sites in a typical month. 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. Eternal damnation. (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. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Sermon Ephesians 5:3-14 by Pastor John Erbele Part 3. bridgewoodchurch. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. Mohler also cites a November, 2003, “60 Minutes” report that many of the largest hotel chains, including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn, make most of their in-room profits from the sale of pay-per-view porn—with half of all guests purchasing erotic video products (http://www.albertmohler.com/ chasing erotic video products (http://www.albertmohler.com/ commentary_read.php?cdate=2003-12-02). Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). This sermon is part of a series called "Beyond The Limit" and is the sixteenth sermon in the series. Manton, D. D.I. Lewdness works destruction, (1)on the body;(2)on temporal welfare.2. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart. Spurgeon. The greedy man has a lust for more, whether it is money, material possession, or sexual conquests. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. (Exodus 20:14.). The corruption that is in the world through lust is inconsistent with the Divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). Thus is it to your eternal advantage to understand and apply Paul’s words here. To fix the sense. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. H. 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. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Eternal damnation. As far back as 1988, Josh McDowell did a survey that showed that 43 percent of 18-year-old church-attending youths had had sexual intercourse. 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. 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. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. 2:13-22). 4:14-16; 5:1-2 - To walk in Love • Eph. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. 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. But —Marking the transition to a new volume of iniquity in the anti-Church of Gentilism, to be avoided by the Church of Christianity. It unfitteth for every holy duty. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. 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. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure. Follow. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." From 1977-1992 he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. )Evil of covetousnessC. Again, this survey is now 20 years old. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. If you’re married, thank God for the mate that He has given you and work on your relationship. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. Advice to all Christians. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Then a car would go by and we’d realize that the usual freeway noise was missing. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. III. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.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. Last week we threw … 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. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Contentment Expels Corruption (Ephesians Sermon 33 of 54) Ephesians 5:3-7. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). I honestly couldn’t smell anything, because I had grown used to the smell. Scripture: Ephesians 3:10. 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. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." 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