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February 10th, 2008

“I have winnowed them with a winnowing fork”

(Jeremiah 15:7)

Winnow, [ME. wynewen, to winnow, from wind.]


1. to blow the chaff from (grain) by wind.


           5. (a) to separate out or eliminate (the worthless  part or parts of something); (b) to extract or select (the good part or parts of something).

Introduction: If something very important was happening to you right now, wouldn’t you like to know about it?

I. What’s a Winnowing (Jeremiah 15:3-7)?

The Hebrew word zara means to _____________ (to winnow). A long wooden fork used by threshers to toss grain into the air so that the ____________ is ________________ away (TNBD, 418).

II. Crucial Winnowing Statements:

A. Psalm 1:4 identifies the chaff as ___________.

B. Lk. 3:17 identifies Christ as ______________ .

C. Lk. 12:13-21 identifies a _________________.

Conclusion: “See, he is winnowing barley tonight at the threshing floor” (Ruth 3:2). “Reapers the hours are speeding, Jesus your help is needing / Shall he call in vain?”(Go into the Field).

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