Sin comes like a thief
A little yeast works through the whole batch of dough.
Sin works just like yeast-a little of it will spread through your whole life. A little false doctrine can compromise a whole church, just like a little bit of alcohol can compromise your ability to think and function.
The truth is that sin doesn’t announce its plan to destroy you or your life. It comes in like a thief…subtly waiting for the perfect opportunity to cause the most damage-like during times of stress and strain.
If you get the leaven out beforehand, sin cannot cause harm-it cannot destroy. How can you get the leaven out?
By making a diligent search for it! Where should we search? In the pews…the pulpit…and in our homes. Who should make the search? The deacons…the elders…the preachers…and you!
As you turn over every item, as you look in every crack and crevice, whatever is not of God or in alignment with His Word should be thrown out.
It is time to get the leaven out. Sin is not a pet…it is not cute…it cannot be managed…it cannot be counseled…it cannot be reasoned with. The only solution is to eliminate it through faith in Jesus.
•1 Corinthians 5:6
•2 Corinthians 6:14
•1 Corinthians 5:9