Take Away the Wicked, Prov 25:4-5

In Prov 25:4-5 we find two verses connected by a common theme of taking something away to make what remains something better.  Prov 25:4 says, “Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.”  A finer is one who refines or purifies. ...

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Now Are Ye Light, Eph 5:8-14

This Sunday school lesson is from Eph 5:8-14 which deals with Christians as children of light.  In Eph 5:8, Paul wrote, “For ye were sometimes darkness.”  “Sometimes” here is defined as “at one time,” as in Eph 2:13.  Before we were saved we were darkness.  Now that we are saved...

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God’s Standards, Eph 5:1-7

We’re Bible believers and Bible believers are supposed to have standards.  Typical standards govern hair style and length, dress, dating, attendance, giving, soul winning, and so forth.  These are generally set by men for men. They keep pastors and churches from becoming too much like the world. They add some...

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After the Reviving, Ezra 9:9

Ezra 9:9 is in the middle of Ezra’s prayer to God after hearing that the people of Israel had not separated themselves from the people of the lands around them, like they had been commanded to do.  They had married strange wives, those who were not Jews.  And Ezra confessed...

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A Vessel Unto Honour, 2 Tim 2:20-21

A Vessel Unto Honour 2 Tim. 2:20-21 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The Lord wants us each to be a vessel unto honour.  A vessel unto honour is a: Separated Vessel – “purge himself from these.” He is to purge himself from profane and vain babblings [2 Tim 2:16] , false teachers...

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Examine Your Integrity

Examine Your Integrity Are you standing in an even place? Ps.26 Introduction: Pray – Read Passage – Sermon title from verse 1 and 12 Integrity often confused with honesty – Davis Love III Illustration Integrity is soundness, wholeness, or unbroken state Something new is at the peak of Integrity –...

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Separation

Separation  [2Cor.6:17] The Biblical doctrine of Separation is probably one of the most important doctrines for a Christian. The God we serve is not tolerant of any form of sin, so why would he allow us to be? Our Father expects us to be holy just as he is holy...

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People Who Please God, 1 Thes 4:1

In 1 Thes 4:1 Paul says, “… that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.”  This lesson is about pleasing God.  If we are to please God and abound more and more, then we have...

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Live to the Will of God, 1 Pet 4:1-11

Our text is 1 Pet 4:1-11.  Peter said “Live the rest of your time in the flesh… to the will of God [1 Pet 4:2].  To do this you must: Cease from sin – 1 Pet 4:1-4 – 1 “arm yourselves with the same mind.”  In Rom 6:11 this is...

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Get Rid of the Thorns, Gen 3:18

When God made the earth and everything in it, there weren’t any thorns.  But after sin entered the world through Adam’s disobedience, then there were thorns.  And from then till now we have had to deal with thorns.  Nobody that walks through or works in the fields wants thorns.  They...

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