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New life for Christ means new life for us too. So let’s walk in newness of life, purging away the old yeast of sin.

BibleGateway: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 5:6-8

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:43 and ends at about 1:16

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6 Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?

     7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us: 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 195:
Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

— Organ Audio

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1. Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, 
For our offenses given; 
But now at God’s right hand He stands 
And brings us life from heaven; 
Therefore let us joyful be 
And sing to God right thankfully 
Loud songs of hallelujah! 

2. It was a strange and dreadful strife 
When Life and Death contended; 
The victory remained with Life, 
The reign of Death was ended; 
Holy Scripture plainly saith 
That Death is swallowed up by Death, 
His sting is lost forever. 

3. Here the true Paschal Lamb we see, 
Whom God so freely gave us; 
He died on the accursed tree- 
So strong His love!-to save us. 
See, His blood doth mark our door; 
Faith points to it, Death passes o’er, 
And Satan cannot harm us. 

4. So let us keep the festival 
Whereto the Lord invites us; 
Christ is himself the Joy of all, 
The Sun that warms and lights us. 
By His grace He doth impart 
Eternal sunshine to the heart; 
The night of sin is ended. 

5. Then let us feast this Easter Day 
On Christ, the Bread of heaven; 
The Word of Grace hath purged away 
The old and evil leaven. 
Christ alone our souls will feed, 
He is our meat and drink indeed; 
Faith lives upon no other.