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Biblical Separation

How are we to relate to those in the world who are sexually immoral? Well, first of all, as Christians we must not join in their immorality. We must not approve of it or accept it as normal. We must not compromise in our biblical convictions that sexual morality is defined by God and it does not change with the winds of culture. Sadly, many in the church today are allowing the world to pressure them to approve and accept sexually immoral lifestyles. Churches are saying that we must accept and allow homosexual practice among Christians. They are telling us that we must not condemn these things as wrong. These are so-called Evangelicals who are advocating these views. All things considered, we must not keep company with those who live immoral lives. 2 Corinthians says that we must not be "unequally yoked together with unbelievers." 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." Proverbs 13:20 states that, He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. However, Some in the Corinthian church had misconstrued Paul's words to mean that they could have no contact whatsoever with sinners out in the world. In a strange twisting of Paul's instructions, the Corinthian believers were willing to have contact with unrepentant members but refused to have any contact with sinners outside the church. They tolerated blatant sin in the church fellowship but would have nothing to do with unsaved sinners on the outside. All things considered, we must not keep company with those who live immoral lives. 2 Corinthians says that we must not be "unequally yoked together with unbelievers." 1 Corinthians 15:33 says, Do not be deceived: "Evil company corrupts good habits." Proverbs 13:20 states that, He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will be destroyed. However, Some in the Corinthian church had misconstrued Paul's words to mean that they could have no contact whatsoever with sinners out in the world. In a strange twisting of Paul's instructions, the Corinthian believers were willing to have contact with unrepentant members but refused to have any contact with sinners outside the church. They tolerated blatant sin in the church fellowship but would have nothing to do with unsaved sinners on the outside.

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Must We Have a Pure Church?

Why must we have a pure church? Because the Lord we serve is pure and holy. Scripture says, "but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct." (1 Peter 1:15) The passage before us from 1 Corinthians chapter five gives us a practical example of seeking the purity of the church and why we must seek purity in the church.

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Reconciled to God

Reconciliation is a gift of God that was purchased by Christ on our behalf. And yet that message of reconciliation must be proclaimed, heard and responded to for it to be actually effected in our lives. The apostle Paul declared to the Corinthians in v. 20, "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God." Reconciliation is incomplete until it is accepted by both sides. Just because Christ died and rose again does not automatically make you reconciled to God. The barrier of God's wrath against sin has been removed but another sinful barrier remains to be removed in us. We are sinful and corrupt and do not want to be reconciled to God! We despise Him and don't want to get near Him.

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On Eagles' Wings

In verse 4 of our text God says, “You have seen… how I bore you on eagles’ wings.” What a vivid picture for us of God’s providential care for His own. In Deuteronomy 32:10-12 we read, “He found him in a desert land And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness; He encircled him, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. As an eagle stirs up its nest, Hovers over its young, Spreading out its wings, taking them up, Carrying them on its wings, So the Lord alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.” The eagle is a powerful bird who can carry great weight with its powerful wings. The verses in Deuteronomy inform us that God alone carried His people and led them. He alone is God and controls all things. He carries us, He leads us, He protects us, He provides for us by His providential care.

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What Shall I Render to the Lord?

The point of the Psalm is for the writer to declare to the whole assembly of God's people what He has done for him. We absolutely must keep this in mind whenever we are going through some difficulty. When we are suffering, we are quick to seek God's help but when He comes through we aren't always so good at giving Him praise. So then, whether you need God's help this morning, or He has already answered prayer for help, this Psalm will guide you in the right response to His goodness.

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