We are consecrated to the service of a holy God. It is a battle and it won’t happen automatically. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." It is like the silting up of a river. 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. Manton, D. D.I. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. As John states plainly (1 John 3:7-8), “Little children, make sure no one deceives you; the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous; the one who practices sin is of the devil; for the devil has sinned from the beginning. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. )Evil of covetousnessC. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. You must be accountable in your use of the computer. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). God’s transforming our hearts is the basis for pleasing Him by a holy life. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. 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. 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. A lot! 5:27-28). 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 Second Contrast — Sins of the Flesh, Ephesians 5:3-21. a. )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. 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. H. 5:19-21)! 4. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. 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. Sanctification, Fruit of the Spirit, Thankfulness, The Purity and Unity of the Church, God's Love. "(Le Jeune. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). Any sex outside of the lifelong commitment of marriage is not rooted in love (as I defined it in our last study, “a self-sacrificing, caring commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good of the one loved”), but in lust. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). (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. THEY THWART THE DESIGN OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST, which is "to purify a people to himself" (Titus 2:14); "to cleanse us from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit" (2 Corinthians 7:1). Sexual Trash Ephesians 5:3 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. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. Because of our present communion with God and service of God.III. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. If you’re single and burning with sexual desire, pray for a mate (1 Cor. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Ephes. Ruin of the soul. It is like the silting up of a river. Advice to all Christians. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." 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. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). 2. But let us consider the sense.1. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. 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. Some sins are more catching than others; the very mention of them may revive and stir the motions of them in an unmortified heart. 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. "For the wrath of God cometh upon the children of disobedience." To fix the sense. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. And 38 percent of these pastors said they find themselves fantasizing about sex with someone other than their spouse at least once a 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. (2)Reflect on the torments of hell. )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. Others are saints by internal regeneration, as sanctified and renewed by the Holy Ghost (Titus 3:5). 4:1-2 - To walk in Humility • Eph. 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. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. Is not the whole nature set in an uproar? 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. Ruin of earthly happiness. He understands your weaknesses.” By such enticing words, they lure unsuspecting people to eternal ruin (2 Pet. You will think this over-strict; and how can it be reproved if it be not named? You would think that Paul would say that we are to replace sexual impurity with purity. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. The same thing happens with your sense of taste. What purity and cleanness of heart belongeth to Christians. (2) Words. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. "Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge" (Hebrews 13:4). 3. 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. We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. H. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. Guys, you must make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1), so that you stop checking out every attractive girl who walks by. Let us see what obligations lie upon us to be clean and pure.1. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. It unfitteth for every holy duty. A Sermon on Ephesians 5:3-5 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. Manton, D. D.I. Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Paul knew that many, including many Christian leaders, would say, “You’re under grace. 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. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. 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 like the silting up of a river. )Evil of covetousnessC. Advice to all Christians. 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. )Forbidden sinsT. Intro: In our last study, we considered verses 1-2. When asked specifically about adultery, 12 percent of pastors answered yes (since entering local church ministry)! So that we all are perfectly clear, let me point out that being a moral person will not get you into heaven. 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. Holy and sacred things never can be seriously received by sensual minds and hearts. Keeping God’s commandments is often difficult in the short term, but deeply fulfilling in the long term. And uncleanness and fornication are of this nature, because they tend immediately to please the flesh; other sins more remotely.3. 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. Vice is a monster of so frightful mien [appearance] There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). THEY PROVOKE GOD'S AUGER. 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. 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. H. 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. Delight in God's Word (Proverbs 2:10, 16). (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. )Forbidden sinsT. Leadership asked the same questions of readers of Christianity Today magazine who were not pastors. We first endure, then pity, then embrace. Manton, D. D.I. While it is to our advantage in most cases to adjust to harsh physical stimuli, it is to our disadvantage spiritually. It is an abomination before God.II. 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. It unfitteth for every holy duty. Work at it constantly. 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 incidences of immorality were nearly double, with 45 percent indicating that they had done something inappropriate, and 23 percent admitting to extramarital sex (p. 12)! II. H. So to guard yourself against the temptation of adultery, guard your relationship with your mate. THEY GRIEVE THE HOLY SPIRIT, whose office is to sanctify us (Ephesians 4:29, 30). Your response? "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. What special impurity is there in those sins?1. They subject transgressors to God's judgment, for "whoremongers and adulterers God wilt judge "(Hebrews 13:4). 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 unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. "(Le Jeune. )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. 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. (2)The will becomes perverted. 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. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. How deeply ashamed you would be if your fellow men could perceive your impure thoughts and desires, though they be involuntary! Advice to all Christians. (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. THEY WAR AGAINST THE SOUL in every sense of the term - against its life, its aspirations, its happiness (1 Peter 2:11). It is a grievous sin. We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.2. The Cosmic Church. Continue in prayer (Psalm 119:37). H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. H. Spurgeon.Beware of growing covetousness; for, of all sins, this is one of the most insidious. When she bit into Satan’s lure that the fruit would really be good for her (contrary to what God had said), she yielded to sin. Things that we must "expose" are often so disgraceful, it is shameful to speak of them b. "Never let these foul practices get the least admission among you."2. ), only 23 percent of “born again” or “evangelical” Christians expressed a strong belief in absolute truth (from George Barna’s What Americans Believe, cited by James Dobson in a newsletter, Dec., 1991). It unfitteth for every holy duty. Manton, D. D.)Sinful lusts must be abhorredC. H. Caution to young men that are not yet taken in the snare. [2] And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. 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. 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. To fix the sense. If you’re grumbling about being single or about being married to the “wrong” person, you are not just complaining about your circumstances, but really about God’s goodness and wisdom in these aspects of your life. 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. These young men represent something like one-fourth of all visitors to pornographic sites on the internet. 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. Follow. 4:14-16; 5:1-2 - To walk in Love • Eph. This image is custom made, and has no image licensing restrictions and is free for you to distribute. 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. (Ephesians 5:8, 10) "Making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil." We are consecrated to the service of a holy God.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. By daily deposit, it imperceptibly creates a bar which is dangerous to navigation. Let the consciousness of your dedication to God be ever upon your heart.(T. 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. He continues (6:11), “And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.”. Keep yourselves at a great distance from and great abhorrence of this sin. If you’re grumbling or complaining, you’re really saying that you know what’s best for you better than God does. The temple of Artemis offered ritual prostitution as part of its “worship.” Sexual promiscuity was commonplace. 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. (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. (1)Reflect on the loss of everlasting joys, where nothing defiled can enter. 5:27-30)! We will endeavour to touch them in the tenderest part that is left, viz., fear. (3)Conversion becomes almost impossible.3. 1. How would you counter this with Scripture? )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. Eternal damnation. The unchaste are threatened with "their portion in the lake burning with fire and brimstone. Last week we threw … 3. If he cannot expel them, he will not indulge them.(C. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but ... Read verse in New International Version Intro: Beginning in Ephesians 4:1 and continuing through 5:14, the Apostle Paul has challenged the church concerning her walk before the Lord. Manton, D. D.I. 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. Men think it a small matter to satisfy nature, but God will find them out both here and hereafter. 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. The greedy man has a lust for more, whether it is money, material possession, or sexual conquests. First: The manner and degree of forbidding — "Let it not be once named among you." (1) When it is done in such a brood and coarse way, or nasty language, as doth invite rather than rebuke sin. H. There fell in one day twenty-three thousand for this sin (1 Corinthians 10:8). 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. Upon all occasions, think what will become saints. 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. The apostle speaketh thus to express the height of detestation; for things that we utterly detest we will not name. Sodom and Gomorrah are set for a warning example. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? Therefore, first, avoid occasions (Proverbs 5:8). Ruin of the soul. The special impurity that is in such sins, so that holiness must be forsaken, or else these vices so opposite to holiness. This word means “dirty” or “impure,” and was used to refer to the pus around an infected wound. 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. Paul’s first point is clear: Christians must not be immoral or greedy. H. )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. It is a grievous 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. 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