Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. VII. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. 4. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. (1)The reasoning faculty is weakened. )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. It is a grievous sin. )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. To fight for purity, you must guard your thought life and restrict the kinds of media that you expose yourself to. 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. Fornication —All sexual sin. Jesus suffered in the flesh that we should die to the flesh (1 Peter 4:1). Cut off your hand! 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). 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). Sermon Ephesians 5:3-14 by Pastor John Erbele Part 4. bridgewoodchurch. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. The word literally means, “to turn easily.” It has the idea of someone who can make a quick comeback, using clever words with a double meaning. God designed it that way. 2. 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. The reasons that he gives for his commands are not so that you will have a happy marriage (although eliminating this filth is an essential part of a happy marriage). Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. 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. (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. Ephesians 5:3-14 New International Version (NIV). It unfitteth for every holy duty. It is repugnant to the higher nature of man. It is like the silting up of a river. )Forbidden sinsT. "For the wrath of God cometh upon the children of disobedience." The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. Ruin of earthly happiness. 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. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. Spurgeon. H. And, your sense of touch develops calluses so that what at first felt rough no longer bothers you. 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. 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. But —Marking the transition to a new volume of iniquity in the anti-Church of Gentilism, to be avoided by the Church of Christianity. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. "(Le Jeune. 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. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. 12 years ago | 59 views. Spurgeon. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Watch over our thoughts (Malachi 2:16). It refers to the fact that as a believer, you are sanctified or set apart as holy unto the Lord. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.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. II. Don’t assume that the church will do the job, although we want to back you up. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. H. This is a video of a sermon given by Pastor John Erbele at Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN. Rather, he means that these sins should be unknown among Christians. 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. 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. 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. So it was imperative for the church to be distinct from this immoral culture that was facing God’s judgment. 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. 5:27-30)! You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. 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. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. 3. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. It unfitteth for every holy duty. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. The mission of SermonIndex is the preservation and propagation of classical Biblical preaching and the promotion of Christ-centered revival to this generation. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. It is idolatry because it seeks to find pleasure in something other than God, while rejecting God’s commandments. Lewdness works destruction(1)on the body;(2)on temporal welfare.2. 4. )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. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. About 20% of all video rentals are pornographic. Manton, D. D.I. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien [appearance] What special impurity is there in those sins?1. Paul’s first point is clear: Christians must not be immoral or greedy. This word means “dirty” or “impure,” and was used to refer to the pus around an infected wound. 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. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. That is true, of course, and he will state that (5:9-11). Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. The inappropriate behavior was left undefined and could have ranged from unguarded words to flirtation to adultery. Q. 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. 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. The Love and the Wrath of God Enforcing Morality, Covetousness Amongst the Worst of Human Crimes. 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. II. 1. 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. H. Second Contrast — Sins of the Flesh, Ephesians 5:3-21. a. It is a grievous sin. Advice to all Christians. 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. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. 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. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. But even if you can claim always to have been faithful to your spouse or to be chaste as a single person, it will not qualify you for heaven. It is like the silting up of a river. The study showed that sex is far more common among both age groups than alcohol or drug use. If someone professes to be a Christian, but he lives in habitual disobedience to God’s moral standards, it is evidence that he has not been born again (1 John 3:9). It is an abomination before God.II. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. So to guard yourself against the temptation of adultery, guard your relationship with your mate. 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. It is an abomination before God.II. It unfitteth for every holy duty. "(Le Jeune. It wouldn’t be heaven if they were there! 2:9), as young women who want to please the Lord. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. But let us consider the sense.1. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. 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. To speak directly to you young women, you are not helping your brothers to moral purity when you dress seductively. Ruin of the soul. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). 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. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. Advice to all Christians. It is a grievous sin. To fix the sense. It unfitteth for every holy duty. This sermon is part of a series called "Beyond The Limit" and is the sixteenth sermon in the series. 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. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. 4:1-2 - To walk in Humility • Eph. 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. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. But let us consider the sense.1. This is St John's library of sermon recordings. 1. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. 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 same survey asked these pastors, “Since you’ve been in local church ministry, have you ever done anything with someone (not your spouse) that you feel was sexually inappropriate?” Twenty-three percent answered yes. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Intro: In our last study, we considered verses 1-2. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. 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. 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. 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. 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. The way that God designed our five senses so that they adjust to minimize harsh stimuli is amazing! - T.C. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. ... Scripture: Ephesians 3:8–10, Ephesians 3:20–21. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. 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." 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. Eternal damnation. Easter sermon. 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. 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. 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. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. ITS CONSEQUENCES.1. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Your response? Mar 22, 1981. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? This sermon is part of a series called Series on Ephesians and has been entitled 'Covetousness' - Ephesians 5:3-7 It is a battle and it won’t happen automatically. How would you interact with this. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. 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. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. It is like the silting up of a river. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? Leadership asked the same questions of readers of Christianity Today magazine who were not pastors. )Forbidden sinsT. )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. 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. 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. )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. 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. He understands your weaknesses.” By such enticing words, they lure unsuspecting people to eternal ruin (2 Pet. 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. Spurgeon. Spurgeon. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. The greedy man has a lust for more, whether it is money, material possession, or sexual conquests. Many of these boys and young men are driven by sexual fantasies that previous generations of young men would not have even known existed…. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 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. Sanctification, Fruit of the Spirit, Thankfulness, The Purity and Unity of the Church, God's Love. This was before the Internet made such material easily available in your own home or on your laptop computer when you travel! "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. Spurgeon. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. )Evil of covetousnessC. Spurgeon. Last week we threw … (1)The reasoning faculty is weakened. It unfitteth for every holy duty. 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. It is a grievous sin. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). H. 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. [2] And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 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. (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. 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. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. )Forbidden sinsT. You also must protect your family from harmful influences. In our culture at large, 47 percent now approve of homosexuality, although that breaks down into 83 percent of liberals versus 23 percent of conservatives. Since we’re all swimming in this filthy cesspool, the apostle Paul’s commands in our text become even more urgent, that as God’s saints, we eliminate sexual impurity from our thoughts, words, and deeds. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. Christians should not joke about sex for the same reason that we should not joke about God—it is a sacred subject. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. But let us consider the sense.1. 5. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. Then a car would go by and we’d realize that the usual freeway noise was missing. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. Because of our present communion with God and service of God. Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face, It is a grievous sin. Who is so base as to commit impure actions before witnesses? 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. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Some Christians justify going to R-rated movies by saying, “I need to understand where our culture is at. 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