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Examining Ourselves Before the Passover

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Examining Ourselves Before the Passover

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With the approach of the annual Passover we are faced with the same age-old questions and, once again, we must thoroughly examine ourselves as commanded in the Scriptures. How should we go about this process?

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A summary of scriptures used in the sermon: Are we in THE Faith?

Have we allowed anger and malice to take hold? Rebel? 1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. 1Co 11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 1Co 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 1Co 11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 1Co 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 1Co 11:31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. HOW do we need to scrutinize and examine ourselves? There is no guesswork. Most Important: Do I still seek the KOG and His righteousness first? Matthew 6:33 Matthew 6:33But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
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Luk 9:58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. Luk 9:59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Luk 9:60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. Luk 9:61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. Luk 9:62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God. A man cannot plow a straight row looking back!!! Must keep your eye on the KoG!!! Focus on a "star" to navigate to your destination!!!Luk 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Luk 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Luk 14:29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Luk 14:30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. A emphatic directive to us, not an optional action: Deuteronomy 16:13 Deuteronomy 16:13You shall observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that you have gathered in your corn and your wine:
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Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine: Deuteronomy 16:14 Deuteronomy 16:14And you shall rejoice in your feast, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within your gates.
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And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

Deuteronomy 16:15 Deuteronomy 16:15Seven days shall you keep a solemn feast to the LORD your God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD your God shall bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you shall surely rejoice.
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Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. Deuteronomy 16:16 Deuteronomy 16:16Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD your God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty:
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Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the LORD empty: WE must feed the spark that ignited in us when we first started to understand Matthew 6:33 Matthew 6:33But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you.
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... is THIS OUR constant and consistent focus. Am I STAYING OUT OF THE SPIRITUAL EGYPT that surrounds me? Evil things happen, is Allah blamed? No, people blame God! It is far more tolerable today in the US to be a Moslem than a christian. The Bible is under attack. The US media praises the "intellectual atheists" that simply and IN-tolerantly squash the idea of GOD. Psalms 14:1 Psalms 14:1The fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good.
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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Romans 1:19 Romans 1:19Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has showed it to them.
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Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. Romans 1:20 Romans 1:20For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
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For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Romans 1:21 Romans 1:21Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
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Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Romans 1:22 Romans 1:22Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
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Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 2Co 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? 2Co 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? 2Co 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 2Co 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, 2Co 6:18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. STOP BEING A PART of the UNclean way of life of this world. We must remain apart from this world and be seeking God's approval. CAN I STILL BE CORRECTED? or... have I become "too big for my britches"? HWA: 2 HARDEST things for people to do: Admit to be wrong; Repent. Jeremiah 10:23 Jeremiah 10:23O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walks to direct his steps.
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O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. Jeremiah 10:24 Jeremiah 10:24O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in your anger, lest you bring me to nothing.
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O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. It is very important to keep this in mind as you entreat GOD. Do I rely on myself or do I ask God to show me where I am most wrong from HIS perspective.

Psalms 51:1 Psalms 51:1Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving kindness: according to the multitude of your tender mercies blot out my transgressions.
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Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Psalms 51:2 Psalms 51:2Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.
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Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Psalms 51:3 Psalms 51:3For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
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For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Psalms 51:6 Psalms 51:6Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.
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Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Psalms 51:7 Psalms 51:7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
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Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Have I begun to let up on the BASICS OF BEING A CHRISTIAN: Prayer, Bible Study, Meditation and Fasting. 1Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing. 1Th 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1Th 5:19 Quench not the Spirit. 1Th 5:20 Despise not prophesyings. 1Th 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. 1Th 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. 2Ti 2:14 Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2Ti 2:16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. Are we doing profitable Bible Study that engenders peace. Are we abiding by the 10 Commandments. Jas 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. Do we see the urgency of the times in which we live? Besides fellowshiping, do I have a foot-washing attitude???

Or have I allowed an attitude of bitterness to separate me from someone else? Do my words and actions reflect Jesus Christ? Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. AM I POSITIVE or gossipy? Do I speak soundly? Do I handle my anger properly? Galatians 5:19 Galatians 5:19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
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Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Galatians 5:20 Galatians 5:20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, jealousies, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
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Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Galatians 5:21 Galatians 5:21Contentions, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
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Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revelings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. No conflict with the LAW: Galatians 5:22 Galatians 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Galatians 5:23 Galatians 5:23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
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Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Galatians 5:24 Galatians 5:24And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
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And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:25 Galatians 5:25If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
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If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Am I improving my family relationships in all my independent roles within the dynamics of the family? DO I COMPROMISE WITH GOD'S WORD WHEN IT BENEFITS ME MATERIALLY OR SOCIALLY? Dating outside the Church? participating in Pagan holidays to benefit ourselves and be approved of men? WE must examine ourselves to be approved of God.

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