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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony

The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #45

Published November 28, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/601353-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-45.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:18-20 18 And the Lord said unto Moses, Say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat. 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; 20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #44

Published November 27, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/600718-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-44.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:10-13 10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased. 11 And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me? 12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #43

Published November 24, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/599272-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-43.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:10-13 10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased. 11 And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me? 12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #42

Published November 23, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/599105-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-42.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:4-6 4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. ——- Sarah Christmyer wrote, “Maybe it’s easier to see gluttony as evil when there’s not enough to go around. But feasting has […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #41

Published November 21, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/598342-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-41.mp3 Regarding fasting… 1 Corinthians 9:27 says, “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.” Warren Wiersbe said, “Paul was fond of athletic images and used them often in his letters. The Corinthians would have been familiar with the Greek Olympic Games. Knowing this, Paul used a metaphor very dose to their experience. “An athlete must be disciplined if he is to win the prize. Discipline means giving up the good and the better for the best. The athlete must […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #40

Published November 20, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/597493-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-40.mp3 Regarding fasting… Luke 2:36-37 says, “And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.” John Calvin said, “Let us say something about fasting, because many, for want of knowing its usefulness, undervalue its necessity, and some reject it as almost superfluous; while, on the other hand where the […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #39

Published November 18, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/596023-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-39.mp3 Regarding fasting… Esther 4:16 says, “Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law: and if I perish, I perish.” Wesley Duewel said, “Fasting in the biblical sense is choosing not to partake of food because your spiritual hunger is so deep, your determination in intercession so intense, or your spiritual warfare so demanding that you have temporarily […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #38

Published November 16, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/595685-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-38.mp3 Regarding fasting… Exodus 34:28 says, “Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.” Andrew Murray said, “Fasting helps express, deepens, confirms the resolution that we are […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #36

Published November 16, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/595406-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-36.mp3 Regarding fasting… Matthew 4:1-4 says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Bill Thrasher said, “The abstinence of fasting is not to be an […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #37

Published November 14, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/594381-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-37.mp3 Regarding fasting… Exodus 34:28 says, “And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.” Kevin Sylvester said, “Fasting is a way to demonstrate to God, and to yourself, that you are serious about your relationship with Him. Fasting helps you to gain a new perspective and a renewed reliance upon God.” You can listen to over 150 podcasts that I did on fasting at Prayer Motivator Devotional.com. When you get there, click on the […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #35

Published November 10, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/592361-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-35.mp3 Regarding fasting… Joel 12:12-13 says, “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.” Richard J. Foster said, “Regular or weekly fasting has had such a profound effect in the lives of some that they have sought to find a biblical command for it so that it may be urged […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #34

Published November 9, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/591965-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-34.mp3 Daniel 10:2-3 says, “In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Arthur Wallis said, “Fasting is calculated to bring a note of urgency and importunity into our praying, and to give force to our pleading in the court of heaven. The man who prays with fasting is giving heaven notice that he is truly in earnest… Not only so, but he is expressing his earnestness in a divinely-appointed way. He is […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #32

Published November 6, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/590267-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-32.mp3 Regarding fasting… Matthew 6:16-18 says, “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” Sam Storms said, “I want to insist that, contrary to popular opinion, fasting is not the suppression of desire but the intense […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #31

Published November 3, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/588986-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-31.mp3 Regarding fasting… Matthew 4:1-4 says, “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” John R. Rice said, “Scripture has so much to say about fasting […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #30

Published November 2, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/588424-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-30.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:4-6 4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. ——- Overcoming gluttony requires discipline. The words discipline and disciple both come from the same root word. V. Raymond Edmond, author of […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #29

Published October 31, 2017

TEXT: Numbers 11:4-6 4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. ——- Sarah Christmyer wrote, “Maybe it’s easier to see gluttony as evil when there’s not enough to go around. But feasting has become […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #28

Published October 30, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/587057-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-28.mp3 TEXT: Numbers 11:4-6 4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. ——- John Cassian said, “The spirit of gluttony cannot be altogether exterminated like other faults, or be entirely destroyed like them, but […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #27

Published October 27, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/585479-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-27.mp3 TEXT: Exodus 16:3-5 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #26

Published October 26, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/585163-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-26.mp3 TEXT: Exodus 16:3-5 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk […]

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The Acceptable Christian Sin of Gluttony #25

Published October 24, 2017

http://www.buzzsprout.com/3192/584146-the-acceptable-christian-sin-of-gluttony-25.mp3 TEXT: Exodus 16:3-5 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4 Then said the Lord unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk […]

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