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August 4, 2022 6:00 am
Jesus never intended that we as Christians live cloister lives away from the pagan world.
We would be surrounded by people who have a different value system and we would always be tempted want to be as cool as they are beholding different you never wanted this we move ourselves live in a monastery. Jesus prayed for his church didn't pass God the father to take believers out of the world, but rather to keep them from the end of today on connect with Skip Skip shares how you can influence others around Jesus instead of letting the world influence right now to tell you about a resource that shows you hope God's love and grace empowers you as you look for.com recently published an article with 22 tips for how to completely change your life in one year found complicated. The Bible tells a different story about how to change your life. The Bible says repent and return to God reminds us we need to always insert God into every situation here. Skip, I think what God is a phrase that appears 45 times in Scripture. It's a game changing phrase means that no matter who you are what you have done no matter how you may have failed.
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I think our thanks when you get $35 or more to help keep Bible teaching ministry on the air. Get your CD collection today. Call 819 to 1888. Four. Get online securely connectwithskip.com/offer chapter 5 join Skip for today's teacher who is spiritual judges all things so judged by no you know there are times when a judgment is not only legitimate mandated its mandate. Paul wrote to the Galatians and said you know what know we are an angel from heaven, preach you any other gospel than the one that you will receive, let him be accursed. What's sounds pretty judgmental to me so what is Paul telling to do to excommunicate them to gather together the power of our Lord Jesus, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. What I think that means is cast the person out of the protective umbrella of Christian fellowship, to the sphere of the world. The domain of Satan. Jesus called Satan the God or the prince of this world. Paul called Satan the God of this world of the god of this age the world is his sphere. There is a certain protection that happens to believers within the fold of the church to isolate somebody from the flock of God. Isolation is never good, never good, always against what Jesus had in mind for his church. So to take a person say you are no longer welcome within the protection of the body of Christ. All of the gifts that hold us accountable and strengthen us when you are living in that isolated realm and sin has its your choice and sin is made its fall affecting your life in that realm.
What we hope happens is that the flash is destroyed, the flesh that controlled you the fleshly nature of the dominate you that you were given over to that that gets dealt with and that grip on you gets destroyed so that you can be reunited in restoration with the body of Christ and with the Lord. We call this church discipline and unfortunately there been times in our history when we had to do this, we've actually had to write letters of disfellowshipped when a person lives and decides upon a course of action that is blatantly immoral and decides to live in that no matter what shunning all counsel and accountability, then we have to remove them from the fellowship. Now that would be. Hopefully something that would shake a person and I've seen a chicken person I seen so many come back and say I was wrong. I want to be reinstituted want to be right with God. I want to be right with you. That's the goal. It doesn't always work that sometimes people harden their heart and they say well I'll just find another church lets me do whatever I want. And unfortunately, there are plenty of churches that will let you do whatever you want.
Now we just want you to come more churchmen, more tight for us.
Come on in. We won't hold you accountable care what you do. We don't care which releases do whatever you want. Now if we know what church that person has gone to to do that we will can contact the leadership and say just so you know there's the back story, you should hold him, sometimes it why did know that we will not welcome her to the get right with you and right with God, but too many to say we don't care what he's done or what she's done worth or living in sin becoming archers now. Back in those days it was only one church of Corinth. There were 15 so Paul says deliver one to the realm of Satan to Satan for the destruction of the flash that there's another interpretation I gave you what I believe is the right interpretation, but some believe that this could mean that he saying that when you deliver a person to the realm of Satan got my children like you did with Ananias and Sapphire right they fell over on the spot for their hypothesis that would be the exception rather than the rule set. Sounds like Paul is part of said, setting the tone for rule rather than an exception that it's deliver them to the realm of Satan that that the grip of the flesh would be destroyed in her life and there would be a full restoration back in the fellowship of the Spirit would be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus, by the way Paul practiced what he preached. He wrote a letter to Timothy first Timothy chapter 1 and he spoke about a couple of falls upon the apostles, one named Hymenaeus and the other Alexander. He said of whom are Hymenaeus and exam and Alexander whom I have delivered to Satan that they will learn not to blaspheme. So he call push them out of the Christian fellowship for their stock verse six your glorying is not good.
Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump. Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump. That's what God wants us to be a new lump, now want to explain.
For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, he is using a metaphor that is a Jewish metaphor is using a metaphor to the Corinthian church of the Jewish feast of Passover, and if you know anything about the Jewish feast of Passover takes place every spring right around April and Passover in the Jewish calendar was the 14th day of the Hebrew month of Nissan and on the 15th day of Nissan for seven days after that. After Passover was a feast.
Another feast called the feast of unleavened bread, so the fees were always together feast of Passover followed by the seven-day feast of unleavened bread for those two joint fees.
There was a ritual in every Jewish home still takes place. To this day called in Hebrew.
Betty Cott omits you will you will not be quizzed on Betty compliments or the search for leaven the search for leaven, so the ideas use go to the whole house. Make sure there's no yeast, no leaven are typically mom hides a little piece of bread or little batch of leaven, leaven, so that the kids confided to go through everywhere and whoever finds against its a little prize, but the idea is you want to rid the house of leaven and because on Passover.
Remember when the children of Israel were leaving Egypt God to get out get out of town now you got time to pack your bags, you don't have time to let the bread rise just grab the flatbread. The unleavened bread that abusive get out the door so because of that they would always remember that Passover by seven days of unleavened bread.
There was no leaven in the house you know the leaven is what causes your bread to rise.
It is yeast that when you cook bread if you're any of you bake use a little bit of starter is yeast in it from another batch and as the gases or as the dough begins to ferment or rot literally emits gases in the rising of the bread is the omission of those gases in the substance of the dough that causes the bread to rise on the bread rises.
The rot is spreading throughout the bread that's that's what the rise of the bread is that's what leaven is so leaven just a little bit of blood goes a long way it'll it will cause a whole dodo to rise the whole leaven the whole batch to be exposed, so Inc. in the Bible. Leaven was often typically a symbol of evil or simple sin. So the metaphor is using is just like the feast. When you search for leaven after the Passover, which was Passover was the feast where we celebrate the fact we been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb Lamb.
Blood was on the doorpost levels of the house. We remember what happened with the Lamb on Egypt on that night, so to we Christians look back to our Passover Christ.
He died for us. His blood was shed. We have been set free by even as we have been set free by his blood, just like the second feast of unleavened bread. Let's live unleavened lives pure lives, unadulterated locks it. It's more than just I've been free by the blood of the Lamb you been set free to get rid of the old 11 to purge the old lifestyle.
So get rid of that. By the way, you may not know this.
Our idea of spring cleaning comes from the idea Betty compliments the search for leaven getting rid of us were that began so we as the church we been saved by Christ in Corinth but let's take some spring cleaning to our assembly. Let's give her the old leaven in our hearts and our congregation and with the bread of sincerity and truth. Verse eight in verse night verse nine I wrote you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Now he's talking about the first letter that we don't have. He's writing in first Corinthians.
I wrote you in my epistle. The letter we don't have, so that was first Corinthians, this first Corinthians the second crimp in Seguin's will be through Greg and you fall. So I wrote you that we should not keep company with sexually immoral people. Now he qualifies it yet.
I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world or with the coverages or extortioners or idolaters since then you would need to go out of the world. Imagine if the Corinthian Christian fought when Paul said don't keep company with immoral people means I can never have a conversation with an immoral person. You could live in Corinth you couldn't shop at the 7-Eleven in current or a target in Corinth or you you could work for the government of current.
It's all tainted. He said I did mean of this world. Otherwise you you need to go to the database system or Yoda let you you can even live on this planet. But verse 11. Now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother who is a fornicator, or coverages, or an idolater, or a revile or a drunkard or an extortion or not even to eat with such person, Jesus never intended that we as Christians live cloistered lives away from the pagan world. He knew that we would be surrounded by people who have a different value system and we would always be tempted to want to be as cool and And fit in as they are, even though he said be holy be different. Don't be like, but he never she never wanted us to remove ourselves and and live in a monastery. He prayed in John 17.
Father I pray not that you would take them out of the world, but that you would keep them from the evil one. So here is the church in Corinth, not a problem.
What is the problem when Corinth is in the church where in the world. No problem with Apple when the world gets in the church.
That's a problem standing in the world. I hope you by now realize that should be newsworthy to you.
I can't believe it.
A sinner send okay next that's what they do sin in the world is in our issue.
Sin in the church's sin in the church unchecked unmonitored being loose, being tolerant of it being prideful of all sorts of different sexual orientation. Don't be proud of.
That's problematic happens in the world. Sure does.
Always has, by the way, the idea of genders and sexuality goes back that were not going forward with going backwards and going on for thousands of years, 14 of the 15 Roman emperors were homosexuals. Most of them had young boys even if they were married limited young boys under age boys that they were sleeping, so today we were moving forward in search of very long way back to paganism.
Nothing new about that, but verse 11 is very important. He said anybody who says yeah I'm a believer and I'm a brother in Christ, who is a fornicator that is unrepentant sleeping around, or coverages, or an idolater, or a rub file or or a drunkard or an extortion or even eat with such a person. If somebody's living that flagrant of a lifestyle doesn't say it's wrong. I'm struggling with it just like whatever I gotta do whatever I want. I got liberty and freedom in Christ.
I can live anywhere I want pasta don't even eat with them now. What is that mean Tony with them. Probably a reference to the Lord's supper. Rebecca nurse early means you can't discuss things with them over a cup of coffee and a biscuit. I don't think that's the idea. Think you don't share the Lord Socrates in the get to that in this book in a few chapters you don't share that with for what have I to do verse 12 with judging those also who are outside, do you not judge those who are inside those outside the church so my purview. That's why I really don't want to get sucked into mudslinging against secular legal leaders that I disagree with believe I do disagree with a lot of what I don't want to spend my time or my Instagram account or my twitter account mouthing what I think is wrong with the world. The world is unsaved man. I don't expect much out of it and that is not my purview nor my concern is my freedom.
Okay you can deal with at another level and not sing. That's bad, but as a Christian pastor. I have much deeper concerns. As for his people.
His flock those people to name the name of Christ so pulses you know look, I don't under those were outside and I hope you guys are judging those who are inside. In the parables Jesus spoke about the tears in the wheat member that little parable that a man had weed and somebody came in the middle of the night and so we needs Darnell's call looks very much like wheat, so that in the next day.
If you look at the field. You couldn't tell by looking. Which is true. Wheat in which is a weed. They look very identical motion to get really close.
So Jesus says to his disciples leave him alone let God sort it out.
Basically, with his angels on the judge don't go after unbelievers don't judge them. The Lord will judge them. Don't expect the world to act like Christians but somebody says I'm a Christian.
I name the name of Christ right to hold you though now to a different standard. Now I know I've heard all the slogans heard all the rhetoric that the and I believe the church is not a museum for Saints is a hospital for sinners. I believe that I said that and I believe it but at the same time, I'll say this, God loves you just the way you are and he'll take you just the way you are and if you're a filthy sinner who was committed every vile thing in the world. God loves you still in a forgive you for everything you've done that though God loves you the way you are, God loves you way too much to leave you the way you are here that's called sanctification.
And anybody who names the name of Christ, that sanctification is given another term in the New Testament we call it fruit in every tree Jesus that is known by its fruit.
And if you have the trailers and I'm not through treatment.
It's never bearing any fruit whatsoever.
I hope somebody with discernment comes along those maybe not a fruit tree. Verse 13, but those who are outside God judges therefore put away from yourselves that we could person, so he specifically dealing with the sexual immorality of incest in the church of a man who says he is a believer as a stepmother in some kind of relationship are coming to fellowship all the time Christians are greeting them. The elders over people handed the bulletins hug and judgment here bro bongos all judge and I'm common to judge. Check amount for the amount now. I did tell you and I want to end on a good note that the purpose of that this fellowship is be all smug and self-righteous.
The idea the hope is that it would provoke real repentance that leads to restoration and do you know that is exactly what happened in the book of second Corinthians, Paul writes this.
I'm reading second Corinthians, since rock to get to it for a while.
I'll read it in advance. He says in chapter 2 verse three I wrote this very thing to you less when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy having confidence in you all the my joy is the joy of you all for out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you. Speaking of the letter that we are now reading with many tears.
Nothing you should be grieved with that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you but if anyone is cause grief is not grieved me, but all of you to some extent not to be too severe. This punishment, which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man so that on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him less.
Perhaps such one or one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore, I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. Verse 10 now you forgive anything. I also forgive so it is supposed by that that that is the very man he wrote about in first Corinthians chapter 5 St. disfellowshipped them from the church doing officially, but there was repentance and so because there is repentance pulses okay now come alongside Hemant bolster him, restore him. I don't let it be swallowed up by that sorrow bring them in and assure him he's a brother he's reinstated. He's in fellowship. There is been repentance that is so healthy when that happened and that is the New Testament church and I have to say sadly it's rare to find churches will step up to the point will do that will do that will hold people that accountable so that's the church of Jesus to conclude Skip a text message from the series expound first to tell you about an opportunity you have taken the knowledge of God's word to a deeper level. If you're ready to study God's word beyond going to church, personal Bible ready for Calvin call take your learning and your life's purpose to the next level with education registration for the 2022 fall term is open right now. Classes have the on-site Kelly Churchill and on life classes like Old Testament survey world apologetics and theology, specific courses, like Daniel, Romans, Revelation cover college partners with Veritas international universe Calvary Chapel universe so you can earn an accredited undergraduate, graduate, or simply increase your knowledge of God replication for the 2022 fall term is available now. Classes start August 15 apply firstname.lastname@example.org that's Calvary church college.com. Thank you for tuning in today. We are passionate about helping you strengthen your market and you can be a part of connecting others to Jesus in the same way with the gift to help keep these teachings have on the air just call 890 8F 819 to visit.com/connect with.com/donate tune into my height shares how God works through his church that include