SIN THAT SPREADS - BOOK OF ACTS LESSon #3
Date of Sermon: January 20, 2013
Main Idea: Churches must take steps to make sure that sin does not spread in the fellowship
Key Verse: "Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?"
1 Corinthians 5:8
Bible Reading: 1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that is not tolerated even among pagans, for a man has his father's wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you. 3 For though absent in body, I am present in spirit; and as if present, I have already pronounced judgment on the one who did such a thing. 4 When you are assembled in the name of the Lord Jesus and my spirit is present, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5 you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 8 Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I. The Discovery of Sin in the Church (1-2a)
II. The Duty of Dealing with Sin in the Church (2b-5a)
III. The Determination to Deal with Sin in the Church (5b-8)