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Summary: To show that GOD keeps on cleansing or pruning us for us to be like Him.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you cleanse by GOD?

Yes. John 15:2

John 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

15:2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that GOD keeps on cleansing or pruning us for us to be like Him.

IV. TEXT:

John 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

15:2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for I am cleanse by Your WORD, and Your blood from sin, unrighteousness and guilty consciences.

Psalms 51:7 (Amplified Bible)

51:7 Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean [ceremonially]; wash me, and I shall [in reality] be whiter than snow.

VI. TITLE:

Word study: Purgeth

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: John the Apostle, son of Zebedee and Salome, and younger brother of James.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

B. Date and Setting:

Written between a.d. 85–90 from Ephesus, after the destruction of Jerusalem (a.d. 70) and before John’s exile to the island of Patmos

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

C. Audience:

New Christians and searching non-Christians.

—Life Application Concise New Testament Commentary

D. Purpose:

John 20:31 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in him you will have life by the power of his name.

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Verses:

John 15:2 (Amplified Bible)

15:2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.

Hebrews 10:2 (Amplified Bible)

10:2 For if it were otherwise, would [these sacrifices] not have stopped being offered? Since the worshipers had once for all been cleansed, they would no longer have any guilt or consciousness of sin.

B. Meaning:

1. Greek: kathairo - cleanse, prune or purge

2. English: purge :

a. To cleanse or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous,foreign or superfluous

b. To clear from guilt or moral defilement; as,to purge one of guilt or crime; to purge away sin.

c. To clear from accusation or the charge of a crime, as in ordeal

d. To remove what is offensive; to sweep away impurities.

e. To clarify; to defecate

C. How to purge or clean?

1. GOD's Teachings or His WORDS symbolized by water

John 15:3 (Amplified Bible)

15:3 You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].

Hebrews 10:22 (Amplified Bible)

10:22 Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.

Ephesians 5:26 (Amplified Bible)

5:26 So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word,

Illustration:

The leprous man was cleansed because of JESUS's WORDS:

Luke 5:12-13 (Amplified Bible)

5:12 While He was in one of the towns, there came a man full of (covered with) leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cure me and make me clean.

5:13 And [Jesus] reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed! And immediately the leprosy left him.

2. Blood of CHRIST

Hebrews 9:14 (Amplified Bible)

9:14 How much more surely shall the blood of Christ, Who by virtue of [His] eternal Spirit [His own preexistent divine personality] has offered Himself as an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the [ever] living God?

D. What things to purge or cleanse from us?

1. sins and unrighteousness

1 John 1:9 (Amplified Bible)

1:9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].

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