Parable of the Leaven   1 comment

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Matt. 13, 33

I.

Here the Master teaches that as leaven permeates the whole bulk of meal, so must and will religion permeate and dominate all of man’s character and life as well.

1.  It must operate upon the heart, casting out sin and bringing the affections under its way, to love the good.

2.  In social life, it will restrain and direct there, that nothing sinful be done.  Is your social life Christian?

3.  In business, that all be acceptable unto God.  Christians must not do anything save as God’s word doth allow.

II.

1.  The Christian is to become a transmitter of religious life.  He is to touch others for good.  The leaven cell throws off another small cell which enlarges and in turn throws off other cells, till the whole lump is leavened.  This work must go on till all men are saved by the power of the gospel.  Each soul is to be a center of saving power till the world is redeemed.

2.  As any Christian refuses to extend this power, by so much does he defeat God’s plans and delay the accomplishment of his will.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted August 10, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 M-R, Matthew

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