Be Ye Seperate by Jerry Vines

BE YE SEPARATE
II Corinthians 6:15-7:1
Jerry Vines
12/13/2000

This is not going to be a sermon, nor a Bible
study as such (although we will study the Bible in the
course of it), but for just a few weeks here at the
end of the year I am trying to share with you in a
very informal, kind of a heart-to-heart way, some
words and some truths in the Bible which have changed
my life. They are words I got hold of early in my
Christian life.

I talked with you about the word, Lord, and how
the truth of the lordship of Jesus changed my
Christian life--when I came to understand the truth
that Jesus Christ is absolute Lord. Not only is Jesus
my Savior, but He is my Lord. He is in control. I am
accountable to Him. I am responsible to Him. That
truth really changed me.

When I was a teenager, my pastor really did bear
down on that truth. God bless old John Tippett. What a
change he made in my life with the truth of the
lordship of Jesus.

Then I talked with you about another word—the
word thanksgiving. The command in the Bible to be
thankful is a truth that has transformed my life. What
a truth it is when you get hold of the attitude of
gratitude.

Now, here's a little bit different one tonight.
It's one of those truths in the Bible that you really
don't hear a great deal about today, but it is a life-
changing, life-transforming truth. Let me read a few
Scriptures and then I'm just going to talk to you. No
outline, nothing on the image mags in terms of
divisions of the message. It's just a heart-to-heart
talk.

I do want to give you the setting in Scripture.
II Corinthians 6:15 says this, "And what concord has
Christ with Belial? Or what part hath he that
believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the
temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the
living God: as God hath said, I will dwell in them,
and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they
shall be my people. Wherefo ...


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