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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

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I. EXORDIUM:

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:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

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.

IV. TEXT:

Exodus 12:20 (Amplified Bible)

You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread [during that week].

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have made me clean, unspotted, pure, and uncontaminated from the world.

VI. TITLE:

Don't be corrupted - unleavened vs. leavened

VII. EXPLICATION:

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:


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