Summary: To show that we need to live lives in an unclean world. James 1:27 (Amplified Bible) External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care
Are you leavened or unleavened?
I'm unleavened because I walk by faith. 2 Corinthians 5:7
2 Corinthians 5:7 (Amplified Bible)
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to live lives in an unclean world.
James 1:27 (Amplified Bible)
External religious worship [religion as it is expressed in outward acts] that is pure and unblemished in the sight of God the Father is this: to visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need, and to keep oneself unspotted and uncontaminated from the world.
Exodus 12:20 (Amplified Bible)
You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread [during that week].
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have made me clean, unspotted, pure, and uncontaminated from the world.
Don't be corrupted - unleavened vs. leavened
A. Author and Central Character: Moses
B. Date written: 1447-1410 b.c.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
C. Purpose: To be a permanent reminder of God's redemptive act on Passover night; and of His care and direction, through the cloud of day and the pillar of fire of night, during His people's wilderness wanderings on the way to Canaan.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
D. To whom written: Each new generation of Israel
E. Main Theme: History of Israel from death of Joseph to the erection of the tabernacle
F. Key word: deliverance
G. Key verses:
Exodus 12:40-43 (Amplified Bible)
12:40 Now the time the Israelites dwelt in Egypt was 430 years.
12:41 At the end of the 430 years, even that very day, all the hosts of the Lord went out of Egypt.
12:42 It was a night of watching unto the Lord and to be much observed for bringing them out of Egypt; this same night of watching unto the Lord is to be observed by all the Israelites throughout their generations.
12:43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, This is the ordinance of the Passover: No foreigner shall eat of it;
VIII. MAIN BODY:
Exodus 12:20 (King James Version)
Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.
A. Eat nothing leavened
"Ye shall eat nothing leavened;"
Leavened symbolizes extortion or corruption according to it's Hebrew word "".
However, bread made with leaven or honey, both associated with the process of fermentation and thus a source of corruption, —Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary.
Leavened or "chamets" in Hebrew which means:
1. extortion - the act or practice of wresting any thing from a person by force,duress, menaces, authority,or by any undue exercise of power; illegal exaction; illegal compulsion to pay money, or to do some other act. Extortion is an offense punishable at common law.
Unleavened or "matstsah" in Hebrew which means: