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Unless Your Baking A Loaf Of Bread, Stay Away From The Leaven!

Posted: Saturday, April 9

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Deuteronomy 33:1-29
Luke 13:1-21
Psalm 78:65-72
Proverbs 12:25 


Verse of the day:

He also asked, “What else is the Kingdom of God like? It is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.” (Luke 13:20-21)

1 Corinthians 5:6… Your boasting about this is terrible. Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? 



Luke 12:1b-3 ... Meanwhile, the crowds grew until thousands were milling about and stepping on each other. Jesus turned first to his disciples and warned them, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees—their hypocrisy. 2 The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. 3 Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!



Back in the day, when people made bread, they included an ingredient called leaven. Leaven is a yeast that makes bread rise. It creates air pockets in the dough, which end up being the tiny holes of air in finished bread. Have you ever had bread that had air pockets in one end of the loaf, and none in the other? No. Bread that has these air pockets has them evenly distributed throughout the bread. That's because when you put leaven in dough, it affects the whole loaf.



Jesus compares this to our lives. You can't include a little sin in your life without affecting your whole soul. He warned His disciples that they couldn't be a little bit hypocritical. Any hypocrisy would make then unreliable and sinful. In 1 Corinthians, Paul says that the church had to rid itself of unrepentant sinners, because the sin would spread and affect the whole church. 



We can't accept some sin in our life and expect God to overlook it. We can't allow "white lies" because we think they do no harm. God said that lying is a sin. We must be truthful in all things. 



Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much: and he that is unrighteous in a very little is unrighteous also in much. 



A little sin will spread until it takes over our lives. If we lie about the little things, we will lie about the important ones. We must always try to do what's right. And unless you baking a loaf of bread, stay away from the leaven!