No Leaven in Heaven
It only takes a pinch of yeast to make an entire loaf of bread dough rise. The Apostle Paul used yeast, or leaven, as a metaphor for sin - it only takes a small amount of compromise to destroy a person or even an entire church congregation.
In this message, Pastor Dennis reminds us of the danger of sin, but he more importantly points out the encouragement that comes from knowing that there is a way of escape from sin. When we turn our lives over to God, we become a new creation and we can leave our old life behind - that includes the guilt and shame we once bore for the sins of our past!
Deny yourself, take up your cross, and follow Jesus to a life of abundance where every pleasure sin once gave you is replaced a thousandfold with the peace of God!
Scriptures used: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8, 6:18, 10:14; 1 Timothy 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 1 Corinthians 10:1-6, 13.