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SIMPLICITY IN LIFE

August 13, 2016

Saturday

 

2 Corinthians 11:3

 

God is a jealous God

 

But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve in his craftiness, your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity and the purity that is toward Christ.

 

 

LESSON

 

Paul’s critics were not just calling his apostolic authority into question. They were leading the Corinthians “astray.” The apostle communicated the seriousness of this seduction by comparing it with the serpent’s cunning deception. Genuine Christians can be, and are being deceived by false teachers, and are abandoning their faith today. This sometimes happens when young people go off to college and conclude that what they learned in church is unscientific. It also happens when Christians accept the teachings of cultists who come knocking on their doors.

So many of our young preachers are the products of seminaries which are trying to train intellectuals. I was listening to one of these men the other day, and I couldn’t tell what he was talking about. After about fifteen minutes, I was convinced that he didn’t know what he was talking about. They try to be so intellectual that they end up saying nothing. What he needed to do was give out the Word of God.

 

Memory Verse: James 5:1

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