To fix the sense. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. )Evil of covetousnessC. 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 (2)The will becomes perverted. 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. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). 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. 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. THEY ARE DISHONOURING TO GOD AND HIS HOLINESS. Spurgeon. But let us consider the sense.1. )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. Man — the image and likeness of the Triune God — by his impurity reviles, (1)God the Father, who created our limbs in honour;(2)God the Son, whose members we are;(3)God the Holy Ghost, of whom our body is the temple.3. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Against Gentile uncleanness, remembering God’s judgment, beware, Ephesians 5:3-7. Spurgeon. Some are so only by external dedication and profession; as by baptism they are set apart for God as a clean and holy people. 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). Spurgeon. 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. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. 5:27-28). (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(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. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. So that we all are perfectly clear, let me point out that being a moral person will not get you into heaven. 1. 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. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). This is a video of a sermon given by Pastor John Erbele at Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN. Spurgeon. This word means “dirty” or “impure,” and was used to refer to the pus around an infected wound. Ephesians 5:3 Topic: Ephesians Enslaved. 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. 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. Don’t let your moral senses be dulled, so that you go along with our cultural drift into increasing immorality and greed. Spurgeon. 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. )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, (3)God the Holy Ghost, of whom our body is the temple.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. He mentions purity or warns about immorality in Romans (1, 13); 1 Corinthians (5, 6, 7, 10); 2 Corinthians (6, 7, 12); Galatians (5); Ephesians (4, 5); Colossians (3); 1 Thessalonians (4); 1 Timothy (1, 3, 4, 5), 2 Timothy (3); and Titus (1, 2, 3). 3. What does the Bible say to the church, and to the individual Christian, about the role of politics in the church? Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. Develop a thankful heart for all of God’s blessings, including the sexual relationship in marriage. 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. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. But let us consider the sense.1. He gave us His commandments for our good. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. (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. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. )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. Paul used it in 4:19 to refer to the ungodly behavior of the Gentiles, who had “given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness.”. It is a grievous sin. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. 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. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). 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. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. Ephesians 5:3-7. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. Sermon Ephesians 5:3-14 by Pastor John Erbele Part 3. bridgewoodchurch. Eternal damnation. It’s too bitter. 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. Easter sermon. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. The greedy man has a lust for more, whether it is money, material possession, or sexual conquests. This sermon is part of a series called "Beyond The Limit" and is the sixteenth sermon … 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. So he can turn something into a dirty joke or ribald humor, as many stand-up comedians and TV sitcoms do. The sexual relationship should be reverenced among God’s people, not degraded or made light of. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. 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. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. 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. 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. 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. Spurgeon. Cut off your hand! 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. It unfitteth for every holy duty. 1. THEY ARE EXPRESS VIOLATIONS OF THE DIVINE LAW. )Evil of covetousnessC. 3. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. Work at it constantly. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Your response? 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. 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. 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. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. Spurgeon. This refers to any indecency, obscenity, or shameful thing. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.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. 2. So to guard yourself against the temptation of adultery, guard your relationship with your mate. H. It unfitteth for every holy duty. H. By the way, sexual satisfaction in marriage is very closely tied with relational intimacy. This is a video of a sermon given by Pastor John Erbele at Bridgewood Church in Savage, MN. Advice to all Christians. 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. Christians should not joke about sex for the same reason that we should not joke about God—it is a sacred subject. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). 2:9), as young women who want to please the Lord. 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. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. To be thankful, you must be in submission to God’s sovereignty over every detail of your life. (3 b) Ephesians 5:3-14 warn, with even greater fulness and emphasis, against the sins of impurity and lust, as incompatible with membership of the kingdom of heaven, as works of darkness, impossible to those who are children of light. H. Sexual purity is not an infrequent theme in Paul’s letters. )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. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. Trust in Christ and repent of your sin and He will wash you from all your sins. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. III. (From here on, this message is probably rated PG-13, although I’ll try to keep it to a PG rating!) We should not be feeding our minds on these sins by watching movies or TV programs that depict them. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." So began an article in yesterday's newspaper. Don’t watch filthy TV shows. But let us consider the sense.1. 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). What special impurity is there in those sins?1. 3. 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. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. Tight fitting, low-cut tops or low-riding pants that show off your mid-section are designed by the world to turn guys on. Be Careful: Wives & Husbands from Ephesians 5:22–33 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…. The story is told that a friend of Augustine named Alypius was often urged by his neighbors to watch the gladiators in combat. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. H. (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.I. I’m sure that the increases in the availability of pornography, along with the increasingly degrading content of movies and television, have not improved those statistics! Jesus suffered in the flesh that we should die to the flesh (1 Peter 4:1). "(Le Jeune. He wants to make it clear that the love to which Christ calls us stands in stark contrast with the lust of the pagan world. Our spiritual senses also work like our physical senses, but with a crucial difference. (3) But fornication, and all uncleanness, or Christian light covetousness. Q. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. [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) 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. Eternal damnation. Eternal damnation. 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. In 1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Paul makes a similar point: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? 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. There is a naming of these things which is very sinful, and that two ways. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. )Evil of covetousnessC. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. 2. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. It is like the silting up of a river. But here, he says that the alternative to sexual immorality and greed is to give thanks. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. It is a grievous sin. 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. It is a grievous sin. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. 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. Why does he say that? Today the average teenage boy is likely to have seen thousands of explicit sexual images, ranging across the spectrum of sexualities and perversions. It unfitteth for every holy duty. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. 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. 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. 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." It was … 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. )Forbidden sinsT. Advice to all Christians. What special impurity is there in those sins? Contentment Expels Corruption (Ephesians Sermon 33 of 54) Ephesians 5:3-7. 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. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. Advice to all Christians. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you.". God is a God of love who won’t condemn you. It only makes sense: there will not be immoral or greedy people (who are idolaters) in heaven. 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 study showed that sex is far more common among both age groups than alcohol or drug use. It is like the silting up of a river. 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. It unfitteth for every holy duty. As to be hated needs but to be seen; 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. (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. To fix the sense. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien [appearance] 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. )Evil of covetousnessC. That is true, of course, and he will state that (5:9-11). 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. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Andrew Davis. (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 is a grievous sin. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. The Greco-Roman world of that day, including the city of Ephesus, was noted for moral corruption. "(Le Jeune. The corruption that is in the world through lust is inconsistent with the Divine nature (2 Peter 1:4). When asked specifically about adultery, 12 percent of pastors answered yes (since entering local church ministry)! )Forbidden sinsT. Sermon. It is an abomination before God.II. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. You must have an open relationship where your kids can share their own struggles and temptations without fear of an angry tirade. 4:14-16; 5:1-2 - To walk in Love • Eph. It is a battle and it won’t happen automatically. 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. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. New Life: Old Off, New On from Ephesians 4:17–24. Scripture is clear that you are not to set a stumbling-block before your brothers. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. To fix the sense. (2)The will becomes perverted. To speak directly to you young women, you are not helping your brothers to moral purity when you dress seductively. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. Ephesians 5:3-14 Register Church Member Login St John's Sermon Library. The Love and the Wrath of God Enforcing Morality, Covetousness Amongst the Worst of Human Crimes. But —Marking the transition to a new volume of iniquity in the anti-Church of Gentilism, to be avoided by the Church of Christianity. Your ears filter out certain noises so that you don’t even think about them. 4 Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. John Piper Mar 22, 1981 66 Shares Article. It unfitteth for every holy duty. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. "That pure and holy dove will not dwell in a cage of unclean and filthy birds.". To be morally pure, you’ve got to commit yourself to God’s standard and fight to maintain it. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. 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. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. Advice to all Christians. Unity & Diversity: To Maturity from Ephesians 4:13–16. But let us consider the sense.1. )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. 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 Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.”. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). Ruin of earthly happiness. , listens to the service of a holy God.2 dangerous to navigation that show Off your mid-section are by. 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