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Do You Know That You Can't Tolerate Sin? (6 of 7)
Series: Know Ye Not
1 Corinthians 5:6
1. The Confrontation of Sin That Is Ignored
a) The Sin That Was Told
b) The Sin That Was Tolerated
2. The Contamination of Sin That Is Infecting
a) Sin Is Defiling
b) Sin Is Diffusive
3. The Cleansing of Sin That Is Indispensable
a) A Separation from the Old Life
b) A Celebration of the New Life
1. I am sure you have heard the old saying, ''One bad apple can spoil the whole barrel.'' Of course, the proverb is speaking of how one rotten apple in a barrel will cause the other apples in the barrel to rot as well. The idea is that one person on a team, in an office, or among a group can have a negative influence on all.
2. Through the years I have found that most Church problems, although they often surface in a group, were initiated and incited by one ''bad apple.'' All it takes is one disgruntled deacon, one conniving leader, one self-centered and self-motivated member to cause trouble in a Church. In a former Church I pastored I saw what had taken years to build undermined and destroyed by the dishonest and devious influence of one person.
3. In 1 Corinthians chapter 5 we find a ''bad apple'' in the Church. Paul takes the situation and gave the Church instructions for dealing with sin in the Church, as well as the personal lives of all believers. As well, he reminds us that sin must not and cannot be tolerated either in the Church or the lives of those who are saved.
5. He asks, ''Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?'' Let's look closer at this Know Ye Not of the Bible by first considering:
1. THE CONFRONTATION OF SIN THAT IS IGNORED
1. If there ever was a Church with problems, it was the Corinthian Church. From carnality to immorality, this was a Church that was plagued with a long list of problems. Beginning in chapter 5, Paul addresses an immoral problem in the Church.
2. First we see:
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