THE CLEANSED LIFE: WALKING IN THE LIGHT
By Pastor Fenton Moorhead
I John 1:9
July 9, 1995
... it's a verse that you need to write on a 3 x
5 card if you've never memorized it, and you need to
put it to memory, because it's about daily spiritual
cleansing, 1st John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He
is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to
cleanse us," to purify us, "from all unrighteousness."
Let's pray together. "Lord, this month we think
about consecration. Last month we thought about what
it means to be new in Christ, to be born spiritually.
This month we consider what it means to grow
spiritually. Today we ask that you would teach us,
from Your Word, and from Your heart, what it means to
be spiritually cleansed by You everyday, in Jesus
Name, amen, amen." Thank you, would you be seated.
You know, when you're little, when you're a baby
about one year of age, or two years of age, baths are
a celebration. There's a little bit older, and it
seems that children think, you know, haven't got time
for a bath, and they become a nuisance. But a bath is
a celebration. When all of our grandchildren at the
house at the same time, when we've got Molly whose the
oldest grandchild, and then Mary
Kate, whose a little bit younger than she is, and
then Emily, Emmy whose one year old, we put them all
in the bath tub at the same time, and I'm talking
about a major celebration. I'm talking about the most
fun you've ever seen.
And so cleansing, I think we need a new picture
of cleansing. We may think of cleansing as something
sad. Cleansing is not something sad, cleansing is
something glad. Cleansing is what God has provided for
us, so that we don't have to live in the mud and filth
of the world, on a continuing basis, where we build up
all these layers of mud, and grit and grime, but daily
God has a celebration for us, and it's a celebration
of cleansing, of cleansing.
So the ...
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